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Department of Classics Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Archaeology and Politics: Chersonesos from Independence (1992) to the Present

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • 8:00 PM

Doty Fine Arts 2.204

Join the local AIA chapter for our annual update on the Institute of Classical Archaeology's fieldwork in Ukraine (Chersonesos).


Arthur Evans' contribution to the understanding of Linear B

Friday, November 14, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Revisiting the Antiquities Collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • 8:00 PM

ART 1.110


Law in the New Hypereides Fragment

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

We will present an updated text of the fragment of Hypereides' speech "Against Timandros" and discuss the strategies of the litigants in the case. The fragment also gives new insight into how Athenian law of guardianship worked.


Phaethon and the Monsters

Friday, November 7, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Light refreshments to precede the lecture. Everyone welcome!


The Instrumental Value of Others and Institutional Change in Fourth-centrury Athens: An Athenian Case Study

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Light refreshments to precede the lecture. Everyone welcome!


William J. Battle lecture series

Friday, October 24, 2008

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

The graduate students of the Classics Department are pleased to announce the second annual William J. Battle lectureship:

Denis Feeney Princeton University


"Troy -- Past, Present, Future: Why a Site Management Plan Matters"

Thursday, October 23, 2008 • 5:30 PM

Goldsmith 2.302B (Dean’s Conference Room)


Heroes in Mourning, Heroes at Play

Friday, October 17, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Dies Natalis Recitatioque Vergilii

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • 3:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116) and the great outdoors

October 15th is the birthdate of Rome's most famous poet - Vergil.
new -- Register Now for the festivities!


Aila: A Roman Port on the Red Sea

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 • 8:00 PM

ART 1.110


Law and Order in Athens

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 106


Babylonian Stories in the Ancient Novel

Friday, October 3, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Cathy Connors of the University of Washington will speak to us on "Babylonian Stories in the Ancient Novel."


Chronos 8: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality

Friday, October 3, 2008

ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center

UT faculty (not presenting papers) can attend the conference free of charge. We kick off the conference with an out-reach lecture “Time after time” by David Beaver (Linguistics) on Thursday, October 2nd at the MEZES Hall Auditorium, 5-6pm.


Eta Sigma Phi- Initiation Ceremony

Sunday, September 28, 2008 • 6:30 PM

Dr. Moore's House- please contact ugclass@www.utexas.edu for more info

Join the Classics National Honor Society!!!


Undergraduate Study Abroad Event

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 • 3:00 PM

Classics Lounge


"Metaponto in 500 BC: Pythagoras and the 'Bonifica' of the Chora"

Friday, September 19, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Our first talk this year will be by our own Professor Joseph Carter of the Institute of Classical Archaeology.

Joe Carter will speak on "Metaponto in 500 BC: Pythagoras and the 'Bonifica' of the Chora."


New Light on Ancient Naples

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • 8:00 PM

ART 1.110


Plato, Timaeus 29b-d

Monday, September 8, 2008 • 3:30 PM

WAG 316

All are invited to the first of two colloquia, coming up within the next ten days and sponsored by the Joint Classics-Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy


"Welcome Back" Fall 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008 • 9:00 AM

Classics Lounge


Colloquium Hippocraticum

Monday, August 11, 2008

UT Austin; auditorium at Dell's Children Center

The XIIIth triennial Colloquium Hippocraticum will be held at the University of Texas at Austin August 11th-13th 2008.


First Session Summer Classes Begin

Thursday, June 5, 2008


UNDERGRAD CINCO DE MAYO END OF YEAR PARTY

Monday, May 5, 2008 • 11:00 AM

Classics Lounge


"Character and Characterization in Greek Tragedy"

Friday, May 2, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Bernd Seidensticker of Princeton University will speak to us on "Character and Characterization in Greek Tragedy."


The Monumental Late Classical and Hellenistic Tholos Tombs in Ancient Thrace

Thursday, April 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120

Dr. Nikola Theodossiev is an Assistant Professor in Archaeology of Ancient Thrace and Southeastern Europe during the 1st millennium B.C. at the Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and also holds the position of Assistant Director of the American Research Center in Sofia. He is the Director of archaeological excavations on different Thracian sites in Bulgaria: near Dragodan, Kavarna, Shipka, Dermantsi, Tarnava, Vratsa, Krivoldol, Dolna Kremena, and Pavolche. He is a m


Courting Rome: Lepcis Magna Before Septimius Severus

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 • 8:00 PM

ART 1.110


Eta Sigma Phi Symposium

Friday, April 18, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics honorary society, is hosting a symposium to highlight undergraduate classics research at UT. Senior thesis writers and other outstanding undergraduates from the department will give presentations of their projects.


Classics Majors at Undergraduate Research Week 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 • 11:00 AM

Texas Union (UNB) Lone Star Room

College of Liberal Arts Oral Presentation Symposium
Time: 11am-5pm -- Location: Texas Union (UNB) Lone Star Room

Liberal Arts undergraduate researchers prepare a 10-minute presentation of their research that will be presented in a forum-like setting amongst peers and guests. After each presentation there will be five minutes allotted for questions and discussion.


Obelizing memory: Egyptian monuments at Rome

Monday, April 14, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Grant Parker of Stanford University will be speaking to us on "Obelizing memory: Egyptian monuments at Rome"


Dr. Battle and the Architecture of the Forty Acres

Friday, April 11, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Why Another Dictionary? The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Theory and Practice

Monday, April 7, 2008 • 11:00 AM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


St. Augustine’s "The City of God"

Friday, April 4, 2008 • 6:00 PM

Garrison 0.102


On Molds and Markets: What Islamic Molded Ceramics say about Medieval Trade and Taste

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • 8:00 PM

ART 1.110

Dr. Stephennie Mulder of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss "On Molds and Markets: What Islamic Molded Ceramics say about Medieval Trade and Taste." Please join us for refreshments after the lecture.


An Authoritative Utterance: The Performative Future in Home

Friday, March 28, 2008 • 4:30 PM

WAG 116 (Lounge)

Joel Christensen of UTSA will be speaking to us on "An Authoritative Utterance: The Performative Future in Homer"


Pots and Puzzles: Greek Vase Painting at Princeton

Thursday, March 27, 2008 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120


"Venite ut Ovidii carminibus fruamini!"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

SIX OVID TALES PLUS ONE EXTRA!
Mark Miner will recite some of the most popular tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Latine, e memoria, togatus. Audience invited to read from Latin/English texts provided.

Daphne and Apollo
Pyramus and Thisbe
Orpheus and Eurydice
Cyparissus and Apollo
Pygmalion and Galatea
Daedalus and Icarus
Baucis and Philemon


War Minus the Shooting: Sport and Democracy in Classical Athens

Friday, March 21, 2008 • 4:30 PM

WAG 116 (Lounge)

David Pritchard of the University of Sydney will be speaking to us on"War Minus the Shooting: Sport and Democracy in Classical Athens." Please join us for coffee and cookies at 4:00.


Identity: Why Do We Need It?

Monday, February 18, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Our second colloquium of the semester will be this coming Monday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 pm in the Classics Lounge.

The speaker will be Sinclair Bell, currently at the University of Manitoba, and a specialist in Roman art and archaeology.

His talk is entitled: "Identity: Why Do We Need It?" and should be of interest to a wide audience.

I encourage everybody to join us on Monday.