CLASSICS LECTURES IN THE VALLEY~
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
*Except for select events noted
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|Amherst College||Smith College|
|Hampshire College||UMass Amherst|
|Mount Holyoke College|
2019 - 2020
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 5:30 PM
THE FIVE COLLEGE FACULTY SEMINAR IN CLASSICS*
Fake News Thucydides, Sad!
A first look at a work in progress by
Simon Oswald, UMass Amherst
UMASS, ILC (INTEGRATED LEARNING CENTER) - N111
*All 5C faculty are welcome.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 5:30PM
Cincinnatus at Home: Urban 'Meadows' and the Topography of Ancient Rome
Nicole Brown, Williams College
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, location TBA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 5:00 PM
Reviel Netz, Stanford University
UMASS AMHERST, HERTER HALL- #301
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 5:00 PM
Archaeological Institute of America- Western Mass Society presents
Where Did the Pompeians Go? Searching for Refugees from the Eruption of Vesuvius, AD 79
Steven Tuck, Miami University
AMHERST COLLEGE, BENESKI BUILDING- RM. #107 (Paino lecture hall)
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 Time TBA
The Ancient Studies Annual Lecture at Smith College
Fictions of Citizenship in Livy's History of Rome
Denis Feeney, Princeton University
Additional detail to follow.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
The 30th Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture
Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania
Additional information to follow.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 5:00 PM
Rebecca Ammerman, Colgate University
AMHERST COLLEGE, BENESKI BUILDING- RM. 107 (Paino Lecture Hall)
Additional information to follow.
NOVEMBER 21 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Race and Representation in the Roman Empire: Images of Africans between Myth, Stereotype, and Reality
Sinclair Bell, Northern Illinois University
UMASS, HERTER HALL, ROOM 301
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 5:00 PM
Dreams in Greek and Roman Religion: The Evidence of Inscriptions
Gil Renberg, University of Michigan and Western MA AIA, LaFollette lecturer
UMASS AMHERST, HERTER HALL #301
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 3:00 - 6:00 PM
UMass Classics Department Colloquium
Flavian (Re)Configurations: Civic Ideals and Urban Realities
UMASS, INTEGRATIVE LEARNING CENTER (ILC), S331
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 5:00PM
Looking for Lyric Poetry in Homer's Iliad
Andrew Ford, Princeton University
SMITH COLLEGE, SEELYE #201
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 5:00 - 8:00PM
New England Ancient Historians Colloquium
UMASS CAMPUS CENTER, 10TH FLOOR, AMHERST ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 5:00 PM
From Spoils to Saviors: Re-valuing the First Roman Wives as Civic Actors in Livy's "From the Foundation of the City"
Meredith Safran, Trinity College
Many of Rome’s founding civic myths conjoin the community’s political transformation with sexualized violence against women. Since the “women in antiquity” movement took off in the 1980s, feminist scholars have sought to understand the role of such gendered violence in Roman culture and its implications for the reception of ancient Rome in the Western classical tradition, given how many societies continued to draw inspiration from Roman practices and ideas throughout modernity. This talk will focus on the episode traditionally known as “the rape of the Sabine women,” in which the first Romans staved off the extinction of their new community and established Rome’s version of marriage, but did so by obtaining their wives through a mass bride abduction. Unlike most of the women who fall victim to violence in Rome’s founding myths, the Sabine women not only survive their assault; by the end of their story, as told by the Roman historian Livy, they’ve won universal respect and recognition for saving both new and old communities, which they risk their own lives to defend. We’ll explore how such a triumph could result from a story that begins with assault and consider why these women’s remarkable rise in status is not how people tend to remember this story today.
Sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund at Amherst College and the Department of Classics.
AMHERST COLLEGE, BENESKI HALL, PAINO LECTURE HALL