Upcoming Events

FALL 2017

Josine Blok (Utrecht University)
Thursday, September 14
Courtney A. Roby (Cornell University)
Thursday, October 5
Joshua Billings (Princeton University)
Thursday, November 2
Graduate Student Conference: Wilderness, Frontiers, and New Worlds
Call for Papers
Saturday, November 4
Keynote speaker: Andrew Laird (Brown University), "Homeric Archaeology in the Spanish Caribbean"
Ilaria Marchesi (Hofstra University) 
Thursday, December 4


William Harris (Columbia University) 
Thursday, February 8 
Rene Pfeilschifter (Universität Würzburg)
Thursday, February 15
Gábor Betegh (Christ's College, University of Cambridge) 
Thursday, April 5

Past Events

Regina Höschele (University of Toronto) 
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Silver Center 503
"The Wondrous Journey of Cicero's Head to Sardis: Hellenic Identity and Biculturalism in a Greek Imperial Epigram"

Kristina Milnor (Barnard) 
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Silver Center 503
"And They Made a Pact Between Themselves: Female Financial Relationships in Roman Pompeii"

Christelle Fischer-Bovet (University of Southern California) 
Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Reassessing the Ptolemaic settlement policies: Another look at the 'poleis'"

Astrid Van Oyen (Cornell) 
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Time Matters: Storage, Romanness, and Roman Imperialism"

Walter Scheidel (Stanford) 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square), Fifth Floor 
Book Talk: The Great Leveler: Violence and Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Register here (Co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Knowledge and the NYU Department of History)

Andrew Laird (Brown) 
Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Aztec Latinists: Classical Learning and Ethnohistory in 16th-century Mexico"

Matthew J. Perry (John Jay)
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Manumission and Citizenship in Ancient Rome"

Barbara Olsen (Vassar) 
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Women and the Public Sphere in Mycenaean Greece"

Andrei Lebedev (University of Crete)
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Silver Center 503
"The Derveni Papyrus and the Fifth Century Enlightenment" 

Center for Ancient Studies Conference: Classics and Cognitive Theory
Thursday-Friday, October 27th and 28th, 2016
For more information see here

James Uden (BU)
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Silver Center 503
"The Religious World of Juvenal's Satires"

Emilia Barbiero (NYU)
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Time to Eat: Chronological Connections in Alciphron's Letters of Parasites"

Gianfranco Agosti (La Sapienza)
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:15 p.m., Silver Center 503
"'Everyday poetry' in Greek Late Antiquity. Verse inscriptions and classical paideia"

Noel Lenski (Yale)
Thursday, April 7,  2016, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"A Brief History of Byzantine Slavery – 330 – 1453 CE"

Jonathan Prag (Merton College, University of Oxford)
Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Fighting for Rome in the Hellenistic Mediterranean: foreign soldiers in the service of the Roman Republic"

Judith Mossman (Nottingham)
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Male Speech in Euripides' Trojan Women"

Joseph Howley (Columbia)

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Long Table's journey into Nights: the Classical paratext and the post-Classical edition"

Andrew Ford (Princeton)
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Greek Lyric Genres: Reflections on recent theory”

Graduate Student Conference: Mirabile Dictu: Experiencing the Wondrous in the Ancient World
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Faraone, University of Chicago
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
Click here for more information.

Peter Agocs (University College London)
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"The hyporchema and ancient genre theory"

Christina Kraus (Yale)
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Agricolan paratexts"

Deborah Steiner (Columbia) 
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:15 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Fabricating the chorus: weaving, textile-production and choral performances in the early Greek visual and poetic repertoire"

Laura Viidebaum (NYU)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:45 p.m., Silver Center 503
"Lysias in Rome"


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