Calendar

Jun
8
Fri
Lunch Talk: Burcht Pranger “The Plotless Nature of Augustine’s ‘Confessions'” @ HSSB 4065
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
11
Thu
Simon Goldhill (Cambridge University) “The Infrastructure of Citizenship” @ HSSB 4080
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
12
Fri
Simon Goldhill (Cambridge University) “The Politics and Poetics of Form: Why Everyone Has Got Antigone Wrong” @ The McCune Conference Room - HSSB 6020
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Noah Segal (UCSB), “Youthful Military Service and Aristocratic Values in the Late Roman Republic” @ HSSB 4080
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
28
Wed
Bonnie Honig (Brown University) “Postures of Refusal from Antigone to Kaepernick” @ The McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
7
Fri
Stuart McManus (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) “Agency, Intersectionality, and the Classical Tradition in the Early Modern Hispanic World” @ HSSB 4080
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
18
Fri
Latin sight-translation exam.
Jan 18 all-day

Please inform Anna whether you will sit for the morning or afternoon session.

Jan
25
Fri
Kirk Ormand (Oberlin College), JP Sullivan Memorial Lecture: “Intersexed or mollis? Ovid’s Hermaphroditus and the Figural Tradition” @ HSSB 4080
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Intersexed or mollis? Ovid’s Hermaphroditus and the Figural Tradition”

 

When interpreting the figural tradition of Hermaphroditus, scholars have frequently turned to Ovid’s narrative about the creation of this intersexed divinity (Metamorphoses 4.271-388).  A close examination of Ovid’s narrative, however, reveals that Ovid’s version of Hermaphroditus is less radically sexually ambiguous than the sculptural and painted figures.  Rather than portraying Hermaphroditus as a sexually ambivalent individual, Ovid instead likens him to the mollis male, a non-normative, but familiar, Roman gender identity.  We would do well to view Ovid’s playful but conservative version with suspicion, and turn instead to understanding the figural tradition in its own right.

 

Feb
1
Fri
Greek sight-translation exam.
Feb 1 all-day

Please inform Anna whether you will sit for the morning or the afternoon session.

Feb
7
Thu
AIA Lecture: Heather Sharpe, “The Art of Wine Flinging: Kylix and Kottabos at the Greek Symposium” @ Karpeles Manuscript Library
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm