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Classics Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Elizabeth Fentress: "Volubilis: Idris I and the Islamization of Mauretania Tingitana"

Friday, December 4, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116



Dissertation Colloquium. Riesbeck: "Monarchy and Political Community in Aristotle's Politics"

Thursday, December 3, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116



Elizabeth Fentress: "Selling People"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Classics lounge, WAG 116


Elizabeth Fentress: "Crushing Grapes at Villa Magna: The Emperor and His Winery"

Monday, November 30, 2009 • 8:00 PM

Art Building 1.102



First Neoplatonism Lectio: Plotinus, Ennead 5.1

Saturday, November 21, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116



Francesca Silvestrelli, University of Salento: Metapontine Morphologies: Shape Repertoires in Metapontine Fine Wares from the Second Quarter of the 5th to the Early 4th Centuries B.C.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Institute of Classical Archaeology, West Pickle Research Campus (RSVP required)






Jen Ebbeler, U.T. Austin: "Apuleius' Golden Ass"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • 11:20 AM

TRINITY UNIVERSITY, Chapman Auditorium


Corinne Pache, Trinity University: "Of Nymphs and Men: Nympholepsy Between Myth and Cult"

Friday, October 30, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


The Great Debate: Palaima vs. Graglia on UT football

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • 3:00 PM

UT Rec Sports Center 2.112

Classics professor Thomas Palaima and Law professor Lino Graglia will discuss the positive and negative influences of college football at American universities.


Classics Department Family Weekend Reception

Saturday, October 24, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116

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Texas Classical Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 24, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116 / AT&T Conference Center


David Lambert, U.T. Austin: “The Composition of the Torah in the Pseudepigraphic Imagination”

Monday, October 19, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Texas Union African-American Culture Room, UNB 4.110


Christopher Moore, U.T. Austin: "Socrates, Persuasion, and Teaching"

Friday, October 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Jennifer Gates-Foster, U.T. Austin: "Forts, Frontiers, and the Roman Soldier in Egypt"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • 8:00 PM

Doty Fine Arts 2.204

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Stephen White, U.T. Austin: "Plato's Symposium"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 • 11:20 AM

TRINITY UNIVERSITY, Chapman Auditorium



"Conversing with the Ancients: A Brown Bag Discussion on the Art and Archaeology of Ancient Worlds."

Monday, October 12, 2009 • 12:00 PM

WCH 4.118, Meyerson Conference Room


Jennifer Ebbeler, U.T. Austin: "Augustine, the Donatists, and Letters of Peace"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Texas Union 3.128, Sinclair Suite


Livy and Intertextuality

Saturday, October 3, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto "The Eye of the Beloved: Opsis and Eros in Socratic Pedagogy"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Building Rome in a Day

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Arthouse at the Jones Center

The 24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project at Arthouse at the Jones Center




Welcome Back Taco Soiree

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116

Breakfast tacos for new and returning students.


Farewell Gathering for Matt

Monday, August 31, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


First day of Fall Semester classes

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


First day of Second Summer Session

Monday, July 13, 2009


Exams for short Summer Session

Friday, July 10, 2009


From Practice to Metaphor in Seneca's Moral Epistles

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)

Dr. Amanda Wilcox is a specialist on Roman literary and cultural history and has published articles on Cicero and Seneca.


First day of Summer Session

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Forms and Conceptions of "Dike" in Euripidean Tragedy

Friday, May 1, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Music and the art of seduction: Lucian's musical lovers

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Mapping India: Ancient Fantasies.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120


"Scire Nefas": Knowledge and Impiety in Statius' "Thebaid"

Friday, April 17, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Eta Sigma Phi Research Symposium

Friday, April 17, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116

Timothy Grayson,Classics and Government Junior: "Homer, Dylan, and Beyond: Understanding Warfare through Music."

Dhananjay Jagannathan, Classics, Philosophy, and Plan II Senior: "Protagoras and Education for Citizenship"

David Safranek, Ancient History and Classical Civilization and Spanish Senior: "Alexander the Great and Persian Kingship"


Valentinian Christians and their Demons: Fate, Deception, and Seduction in the Quest for Virtue

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Sinclair Suit, Texas Union 3.128

How did ancient people overcome vice and achieve virtue? If they were Christians, they did so in part by struggling against demons: "the cosmic powers of the present darkness" (Ephesians 6:12).


Friars in the City: Italian Centers and Mendicant Architecture.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120


Lemnian Deeds in Hypereides' "Against Timandros"

Friday, April 10, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116

"My focus will be on questions of rhetoric: why does the speaker focus specifically on females when discussing an orphaned family, and what is so transgressive about bringing up an orphaned Athenian on the island of Lemnos?"


The Looting of the Iraq Museum

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 8:00 PM

JGB 2.218


Theologies of Almsgiving in Early Judaism and Christianity.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Eastwood room (Texas Union 2.102)


A Regional Center in East Crete: Makrygialos Revisited

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120



Review for the Texas ExCET Exam in Latin

Saturday, March 21, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


The Wolf and the Dragon: Empire in Ancient Rome and China

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


The Lord of Ucupe: A Moche Ruler at Huaca el Pueblo, North Coast of Peru

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 • 8:00 PM

DFA 2.204


In loco parentis: Familial Hierarchies and Political Office in Republican Rome

Monday, February 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Getting Rid of Africanus, or, Closural Anxiety in the Scipionic Trials

Saturday, February 21, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Ascetic Literacy: Books and Readers in the Christian Middle East, ca. 500-823 C.E.

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Texas Union, room 4.206



A Place for Fear: Politics and Emotion in Aeschylus' Eumenides and Euripides' Bacchae

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Tragic Ways of Looking at Archaizing Sculptures:

Friday, February 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge (WAG 116)


Hercules, Histrionics, and a Dead Husband:

Thursday, February 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120


Time for Eloquentia?

Monday, February 9, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Begging, Pleading, and Supplicating:

Friday, February 6, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Charon’s Bowls: Burial and Ritual in Late Medieval Cyprus

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 • 8:00 PM

DFA 2.204

A small reception will follow.


Laws, Courts, and Culture in Rome's Eastern Provinces

Monday, February 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Classics Lounge, WAG 116


Islam in a Rural Setting:

Friday, January 30, 2009 • 3:00 PM

WMB 6.146

An archaeological/ethno-historical survey on the island of Jerba, Tunisia has provided results that illuminate the nature of social and economic continuities and ruptures from 700 through 1700 BCE. 3:00


Trading and Raiding on the Eurasian Steppe:

Thursday, January 29, 2009 • 5:00 PM

RAS 218

A medieval tumulus, excavated in the steppes of southern Ukraine, reveals the transactions of a nomadic Qipchak leader with eastern and western Europe, the Islamic world, and Byzantium in the thirteenth century, shedding light on the rich intersections of medieval economic and trade relations.



From the Temple and the Tomb

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas

As part of spring 2009’s Dallas-wide celebration of ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, the Meadows Museum will honor the 15th anniversary of SMU professor P. Gregory Warden’s excavation in Poggio Colla, Italy, with an exhibition dedicated to the great ancestors of Rome: the Etruscans. From the Temple and the Tomb will be the most comprehensive exhibition of Etruscan art ever undertaken in America, with more than 300 objects spanning the 9th through 1st centuries B.C.


The Fertile Shores of Sobek:

Friday, January 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

WAG 116

Karanis, an agricultural settlement in the Fayum, has been excavated by the University of Michigan, and Cairo University.


The Oplontis Project 2007-2008: New Collaborations, New Discoveries"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 • 8:00 PM

DFA 2.204