Monday, April 14th :: Dr. Alessandro Maranesi presents, " Emperor or Actor? Constantine Between Panegyrics and Coins."

AIA Lecture Series :: "Don't Believe Everything You Read: Texts, Archaeology, and the Destruction of the Greek City of Corinth in 146 BC," presented by Professor Sarah James (University of Colorado Boulder) :: Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00pm

 Free and Open to the Public
Paleontology Hall

Generations of scholars have relied heavily on ancient literary accounts of the Roman sacking of the city-state of Corinth in the mid-second century, BC, to interpret archaeological remains in the city. Many Greek and Roman authors pain grim pictures of utter destruction and the following abandonment while drawing parallels to the razing of Carthage, Rome's greatest enemy. However, new archaeological evidence offers numerous challenges to both ancient descriptions and modern interpretations. Dr. James will detail these new developments and show how many Corinthians dealt with the aftermath of this well-known ancient destruction.

The McClanahan Lecture Series Presents :: Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm :: "From Shipewrecks to Pirates: Maritime Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean," presented by Sarah James (University of Colorado Boulder)

Please join us!
This is sure to be an exciting lecture!

Wednesday, March 12th at 4:30pm :: "WHY DOES SOCRATES OBEY THE LAW? REASON AND RHETORIC IN PLATO'S CRITO," Professor Paul Diduch (Carthage College)

A Free Public Lecture

Monday, March 10th at 4:30pm :: "Gladder and Wiser: Comedy, Tragedy, and Aristophanes’ Tragicomic Wisdom in the Frogs," Professor Christopher Bladwin (Rhodes College in Memphis)

A Free Public Lecture

Wednesday, March 5th~4:30pm "Political Virtue and Partisanship in Aristotle's Politics," presented by Professor Andrea Kowalchuk (Aurora University: Chicago)


Won't you join us? 

Thursday, March 6th at 5:00pm. "Elegiac Onomastics in the Roman Epigraphic Archive," Alison Keith (University of Toronto)

A Free Public Lecture

Elegiac Onomastics in the Roman Epigraphic Archive

Why do the names of the Latin love poets’ girlfriends overlap with the Greek names of slaves and freedwomen living in Rome at that time? 

Looking at contemporary inscriptional evidence, Professor Keith will argue that Roman elegy is intimately correlated with Roman imperialism in its celebration of the sexual spoils of military conquest.

Professor Keith is a well-known scholar of Augustan poetry; she has a recent excellent book on Propertius, the now classic Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic, and many articles on Roman poetry and Ovid.  She's currently editor of Phoenix.  

Thursday, March 6th at 5:00pm
Eaton Humanities Room 250
Reception to follow in Eaton Humanities Room 350

Friday, February 28th at 12:00 pm :: "Ambrose's Letters to His Friends: Literary and Linguistic Features," presented by Paola Moretti.

A Free Public Lecture

An International Conference on Aristotle's Politics: Critical Appraisals

Please join us as we celebrate the politics of Aristotle.  This will surely be an exciting weekend of intellectual minds and discussion.  

Join us for the entire event or just the free public lecture on Saturday, February 22nd at 4:00pm, where Professor Schütrumpf will deliver his lecture "Too Much Justice, Too Little Right: On the Understanding of Aristotle's Politics,".

Please visit our website, for more Classics events information.

AIA Lecture Series :: February 19th at 7:00pm :: Dimitri Nakassis (Department of Classics~University of Toronto)

This event is FREE and Open to the Public
Please join us for, "The Road Less Traveled By.  History, Archaeology, and Landscape in Southern Greece," presented by Dimitri Nakassis (Department of Classics at the University of Toronto).  

February 19th at 7:00pm.   
University of Colorado Natural History Museum 
Paleontology Hall.

Monday, February 17th at 4:00pm :: Dr. Courtney Roby discusses, "Seneca's Scientific Fictions: Make-believe in the Natural Questions,".

What a treat!  

Join us, as we welcome back former University of Colorado, M.A. graduate, 
Dr. Courtney Roby, as she discusses "Seneca's Scientific Fictions: Make-believe in the Natural Questions,".

 We hope to see you there!  Please visit our website for more Classics event information.

Tuesday, Feb 11th at 5:00pm. "Ostia: Excavation and Visualization." Aoife Fitzgerald, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent.

Please join us as we welcome, Doctoral Candidate, Aoife Fitzgerald, from the University of Kent on February, 11th at 5:00pm in Eaton Humanities 1B80.

She will speak on "Ostia: Excavation and Visualization,".

Ostia is a very important city for our knowledge of the Roman world, especially that of architectural development. The site has a long history of excavation, which has revealed its strategic importance from the 4th century BC until the 5th century AD. Previous excavation focused mainly on the 2nd century AD structures of the city and neglected later phases, which has resulted in a significant gap in our knowledge. However, the recently completed Kent-Berlin excavations have been able to reveal much new information on this dynamic late antique period. Using information from the excavations, 3D ‘visualizations’ of sections of the city have been produced, which accurately reconstruct scenes from everyday life in the late antique city. This work is intended to highlight the late antique period for both scholars and the public alike.

**DATE CHANGE** for Dimitri Nakassis' lecture. **Actual Lecture is on Wednesday, February 19th**

Please note that Dimitri Nakassis' lecture will be held on February 19th, 2014 
at 7pm at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History 

(not February 5th, as previously indicated)

Please update your calendars, as we would love to see you in the audience!

More information to follow.

The McClanahan Lecture Series Presents : Wednesday, January 22nd at 7pm : "From the Stage to the Page- Comedy in the Late Roman World," by Professor Andrew Cain

"Who is Helen? The Abducted Daughter of the Laconian Mountain Mother," a lecture by Guy Sanders :: Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Please join us on January 16th in Eaton Humanities, Room 250 from 5pm-6pm.  
A reception will follow in Eaton Humanities 350

Guy will be speaking about Helen of Troy/Sparta, as a Spartan goddess and how she fits into the broader picture of Dorian religion in the Archaic and Classical periods. 

Please join us!

*AIA Lecture Series* "What’s a Greek Urn? Day Wages, Pottery Prices, and Household Goods in Medieval Europe" :: Guy Sanders, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. January 15, 2014:: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (1030 Broadway) 7:00pm

January 15, 2014:: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (1030 Broadway) 7:00pm 
One of the most vexing questions faced by archaeologists is how to correlate the material remains that they excavate to individuals or groups of different socio-economic statuses. So while the activities of aristocrats are relatively easy to identify archaeologically, the other 95% of the population is largely invisible. A new approach to this issue comes from an analysis of historical documents from medieval Europe, which allow us to reconstruct the economic activities and average household possessions of the urban and rural poor. Using this new model, pottery and other archaeological data related to houses from various sites and periods can be evaluated to include (or exclude) evidence for the poor and middle classes.    

*AIA Lecture Series* Guy Sanders, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. January 15, 2014:: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (1030 Broadway) 7:00pm

January 15, 2014:: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (1030 Broadway) 7:00pm

*AIA Lecture Series* 

Guy Sanders, American School of Classical Studies at Athens