Classics Scholar Michael Putnam to Lecture at Amherst College Nov. 16

October 17, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Brown University professor Michael Putnam will speak on “Virgil and History” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. Putnam will discuss the relationship between history and epic, in particular the Aeneid. Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Eastman Fund, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Lessons from Thucydides at Amherst College Nov. 17

November 1, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Classicists Barry Strauss, Paula Debnar and Alan Boegehold will present "Lessons from Ancient History:" A Panel on Thucydides, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Lamont Fund and the Amherst Department of Classics, the discussion and reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Sample Thesis Topics

  • 2017 Troy is Gone: Lament in Euripides' Trojan Women
  • 2017 Pylades' Metamorphoses: A Study of Pantomime and its Influence on Early Imperial Literature
  • 2017 Custom is King: Cultural Relativism in the Funeral Rituals of Herodotus' "Histories"
  • 2016 Media Scientia: Knowledge and Politics in Cicero's Philosophy
  • 2015 CAECAS LATEBRAS INSINUARE: Lucretius; Quest for an Independent Reader in the De Rerum Natura
  • 2014 Dining in Dystopia: The Dysfunctional Literary Banquet
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Grosvenor House in 1865-1875 was the home of Laurenus Clark Seelye and his wife, Henrietta Chapin Seelye

Grosvenor House ca. 1870

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Department of Classics
AC# 2257, Amherst College
P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002 -5000

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