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William J. Battle lecture series

Fri, 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

Professor Feeney will offer two private seminars to the graduate students during his stay in Texas (22-25 October, 2008) and a public lecture entitled

Translations: Greek Historiography and Myth and the Traditions of Early Rome

4 PM, October 24, MEZ 1.306
Reception to follow

Professor Feeney teaches in the area of Latin poetry in particular, and has published two books on the interaction between Roman literature and religion (The Gods in Epic: Literature and Religion at Rome), with another on Roman representations of time (Caesar's Calendar). He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Roman Horizons, on the way the Romans modernised themselves in the third and second centuries BCE.

The William J. Battle Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Classics, Prof. Karl Galinsky from the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professorship in Classics, the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins, and William L. H. Morgan, Jr.

Sponsored by: Department of Classics, Prof. Karl Galinsky from the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professorship in Classics, the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins, and William L. H. Morgan, Jr.


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