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

  • Dependence on Foreign Oil: A Study of Baetican Olive Oil in the Roman Economy
  • Cicero and the Dictators: Rome's Collapse through the Eyes of a Good Man
  • Textile Variety and the Iconography of the Arkteia
  • Domestic Danger: Women, Slaves and Loyalty in Homer's Odyssey
  • Poetry and Philosophy of Gastronomy in Horace's Satires 2.2 and 2.6
  • Vergil's Vision of the Golden Age in the Georgics
  • The Fight for Glory: Depictions of Heroism in the Iliad and the Aeneid

Contact Information

Grosvenor House in 1865-1875 was the home of Laurenus Clark Seelye and his wife, Henrietta Chapin Seelye

Grosvenor House ca. 1870

Mailing Address

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

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