Calendar

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
Mar
5
Tue
Careers for Classicists: Law – A Conversation with Vincent Shepherd (Classics & History ’17) @ Classics Lounge - HSSB 4072
Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mar
15
Fri
Classics in/and Translation: Undergraduate Colloquium @ HSSB 4080
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
14
Sun
2019 Argyropoulos Lecture: Dimitri Nakassis (University of Colorado Boulder), “How Greek Were the Mycenaeans?” @ Karpeles Manuscript Library
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr
19
Fri
Adriana Vazquez (UCLA), “Visions of Troy: Conceptualizing Lusophone-Latin Epic Reception” @ HSSB 4080
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Filomena Limão (Universidade Nova, Lisbon): “‘Troia in Portugal’ or the ‘Portuguese Troy’: A Mystery on the Edge of the Roman Empire” @ Karpeles Manuscript Library
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
26
Fri
Julio Vega (UCSB): “Animating Nature: Trees and Death in the ‘Iliad'” @ HSSB 4065
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
29
Mon
Careers for Classicists: Grad School & Beyond – A Conversation with Tyler and AnnMarie Patterson @ Classics Lounge - HSSB 4072
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm