Calendar

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
Oct
18
Fri
Mario Telò (UC Berkeley) “The Archive and the Loop: Euripides’ Medea and Heracles”
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
7
Thu
Noah Segal SCS conference paper presentation “A Farewell to Arms? Cicero’s Pro Fonteio and the Shortage of Commanders in the Republic’s Last Generation
Nov 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 12:30pm, HSSB 4065.

Nov
14
Thu
Conference Freedmen in the Roman World @ HSSB 4080
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Olga Faccani – “Trauma and the Self: Renewal of Friendship in Euripides’ Heracles”
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Olga Faccani – “Trauma and the Self: Renewal of Friendship in Euripides’ Heracles” (Significant Paper presentation) HSSB 4065

Nov
22
Fri
Andrés Carrete Special Paper Presentation, “Antígona’s Rebel-ation: Humanity and revolution in José Fuentes Mares’ ‘La joven Antígona se va a la guerra’”
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

HSSB 4065

Dec
5
Thu
R. Mazza & A. Uhlig – “Ancient Archives and Public History”
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The 2019 Tipton Lecture in Religious Studies will comprise a mini-colloquium featuring Roberta Mazza (U. of Manchester, Tipton Professor) and Anna Uhlig (Classics, UC Davis). It will be held at the SB Mission Archive Library.
From the poetry of Sappho to the New Testament, texts written on papyrus have been preserved for millennia by arid conditions in Egypt, excavated, and collected in archives. This timely colloquium examines the legal and ethical problems surrounding these papyrological archives. Roberta Mazza will tell the story of how ancient papyri of unknown provenance were acquired by the Museum of the Bible and are now at the center of a scandal and police investigation. Anna Uhlig will discuss how Egyptian mummies have been destroyed in the quest to “recover” ancient texts and how we can use the Tebtunis archive at UC Berkeley to honor the “missing mummies” lost to us in the name of scholarship.

Dec
9
Mon
Dr. Christopher Whitton (Cambridge University) “Ghosting Tacitus: Pliny and the Histories”.
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB

“Pliny the Younger famously writes to and about his contemporary Tacitus in his Epistles. He even mentions the Histories as work in progress. This paper argues that Pliny’s engagement with the Histories goes much further, extending to large-scale imitation across a series of letters, and asks what this tells us about Pliny, about Trajanic culture, and about intertextuality in Latin prose.”

Prof. Michael Squire (King’s College London) “Reading Roman Portraiture with Optatian”
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB

This seminar explores the theme of ‘reading’ Roman portraiture’. But it does so with a view to one of antiquity’s greatest – and most overlooked – ‘picture-poets’, active in the first decades of the fourth century AD: Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius. We’ll be focusing on just one of Optatian’s poems – a gridded poem of letters that promises to depict the literal portrait of Constantine within its literary verses.