Dr. Mary Beard of Cambridge University delivers the William J. Battle public lecture in classics on "the Roman joke book." Reception follows.
The William J. Battle Lecture series is hosted by the graduate students of the Classics Department in honor of one of the most distinguished and involved members of the vlassics and university communities alike, William J. Battle. The lecture series consists of a private seminar for the graduate students of the Classics Department (along with various graduate student members of other related departments such as Art History and Anthropology) that provides the opportunity for these students to meet and make connections with important scholars in their fields, as well as a public lecture.