Department of Classical StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Past Events

February 2016


‘Virgil and Joyce’
Dr. Randy Pogorzelski (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday February 4th @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04

"The Role-Playing Odysseus: Metadrama in Sophocles' 'Philoctetes'"
Rick Parker (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday February 25th @ 12:30pm
AHB 1B04

January 2016


Ending Epic Quickly: 'Abridging allusions' in Statius' Thebaid
Kyle Gervais (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday January 14th @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04


"Poets' Corners: The Construction of Literary Graveyards in Greek Epigram Collections"
Regina Höschele (University of Toronto)
Friday Jan 15th @ 4:30 PM
Sh 2317

November 2015

ROM Trip

Annual Rom Trip
Hosted by: The Classics Society
Saturday November 21


Sapphos Odyssey: The "Brothers Poem"
Dr. Christopher Brown, William Sherwood Fox Professor of Classics, UWO
Thursday November 5 @ 12:30pm, SH 3317

October 2015

information session

CS3010G: Study Tour to Greece Information Session
Dr. Pratt & Dr. Steinbock
Wednesday October 21 @ 5pm, MC 105B


Vindolanda Field School Information Session
Dr. Greene & Dr. Meyer
Tuesday October 20 @ 4:30pm, Art and Humanities Building (AHB) 1B08

McGilvery“Plumbism and Fluorosis in Herculaneum”
Paul McGilvery, PhD Candidate, UWO
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Lawson Hall, Room 3220
1:30 pm

Williams"Animals in Love: Some Complexities of Desire in Greek and Latin Literature"
Craig Williams (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Friday Oct 16th @ 4:30 PM, SH 2355

Classics Society Bake Sale

Classics Society Annual Bake Sale
October 7-9, 11:30-2:30pm, 2nd floor Stevenson Hall (by main entrance).

"Unveiling the Greek Sphinx"
Thierry Petit (Université Laval)
Tuesday Oct 6th, 4:30 PM, SH 3305


"Digital Resources for Classicists"
Fran Gray (Western Libraries)
Thursday Oct 1st, 12:30 PM, SH 3317

September 2015


"Fishing for Some Wild Life: Hephaestus' 'Bait' and the Slayer of Argus (Odyssey 8.333-42)” 
Drew Griffith, Queen’s University
Friday September 18, 2015, 4:30pm, P&AB 150

August 2015


"Zeus the Head, Zeus the Middle: Studies in the History and Interpretation of the Orphic Theogonies
Dwayne Meisner, UWO
Tuesday, August 26 @10:00am, LAH 3220


"Wit, Conventional Wisdom, and Willful Blindness: Intersections between Sex, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in the Fifth of Lucian’s Dialogues of the Courtesans "
Rowan Ash, UWO
Monday, August 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

March 2015

VickersHead Over Heels for Philosophy? Acrobatic Performance in Xenophon's Symposium
Jonathan Vickers, UWO
Tuesday, March 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

MeyerThe Vindolanda “Calendar” Fragment and the Autumnal Equinox
Alexander Meyer, UWO
Tuesday, March 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

A. KeithEpicurean Vergil
Alison Keith, University of Toronto
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @4:30pm, P&AB 150

T. WrightGuess Who's Coming to Dinner: Heracles as Bastard
Tim Wright, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

February 2015

D. DavisGreetings from the Army: Epistolary Conventions and Military Communities
Drew Davis, University of Western Ontario
Friday February 27, 2015 @1:30 PM, UC 220

S. TaylorDeciphering Identity through Food Preparation Implements: A Case Study from Vindolanda
Sarah Taylor, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 12:30pm SH 3315

C. Brown'On Love, Lesbos, and the Reputation of Sappho: Anacreon fr. 13 Gentili (432 PMG)'
Chris Brown, University of Western Ontario
February 03, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

January 2015

Daryn Lehoux'Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: Spontaneous Generation in Antiquity'
Daryn Lehoux, Queen's University
January 29, 2015 @4:30 pm, SSC 3014

Dwayne'The Eudemian Theogony and its Variants'
Dwayne Meisner, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

Aara Suksi'The Shield and the Bow: arms and authority in the Iliad and the Odyssey'
Aara Suksi, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3355

November 2014

StockingThe International Centre for Olympic Studies presented the The Ion P. Ioannides Memorial Lecture:
'How to Kill an Athlete: The Use and Abuse of Training Science in Antiquity'

Charles Stocking, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, November 27, 2014 @4:30pm in HSB 23

Mary'Empire and Agency: Women and Law in the Eastern Roman Provinces'
Mary Deminion, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Paul Potter'Parisinus Graecus 2148 and its unique abbreviations'
Paul Potter, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

October 2014

Sarah‘Frontiers of Food: Identity and Food Preparation in Roman Britain’
Sarah Taylor, University of Western Ontario
Wednesday October 29, 2014 @12:30pm, TC 342

KyleDepartment Seminar: '"This is my Sparta!", 300 (1998), 300 (2007), and Three(2013-2014)'
Kyle Gervais, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Excavations'The Excavations at Vindolanda'
Elizabeth Greene, Alex Meyer and The Vindolanda Team, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @4:00-6:00pm, P&AB 148

Fletcher'Finding Homicide Law in Euripides' Orestes'
Judith Fletcher,  Wilfrid Laurier University
Friday, October 17, 2014 @4:30pm, SH 2316

Wohl'Affective Leadership: Political Judgment And the Emotions in Democratic Athens'
Victoria Wohl, The University of Toronto
Thursday, October 09, 2014 @4:30pm, P&AB 106

September 2014

Randy'Roman World Conquest in Senecan Tragedy'
Randall Pogorzelski, Western University
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Faraone'Did the Chryses Episode in Iliad 1 Begins its Life as Homeric Hymn to the Sminthean Apollo?'
Chris Faraone, University of Chicago
Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 4:30pm, SH 2316