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March 2014

‘Writing and Reading Violence in Statius' Thebaid’
Kyle Gervais, Univ. of Otago
Tuesday March 4th @ 12:30pm, SH 3305

 

Intent to Register Information Session
Dr. Alexander Meyer, The University of Western Ontario

Thursday March 6th @ 12:30pm, LwH 3220

 

‘In the Shadow of Caesar: The Continuators and the Commentarii’
Dr. Debra Nousek, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday March 13th @ 12:30pm, UCC 56

 

Intent to Register Information Session
Dr. Alexander Meyer, The University of Western Ontario

Thursday March 20th @ 12:30pm, LwH 3220

 

"Hidden Spaces and Secret Passages: The Use of Space Inside Roman Monumental Arches"

Mark Walley. The University of Western Ontario
Thursday March 20th @ 12:30pm, UCC 56

 

February 2014

"Taming Caesar: The Voice of Egypt in Lucan 10"
Jonathan Tracy, University of Toronto
Tuesday February 4th @ 12:30pm, P&AB 148

 

Elegiac Amor and Mors in Vergil's 'Italian Iliad' (A. 10.185-193)
Sarah McCallum, Harvard University
Tuesday February 11th @ 12:30pm, P&AB 148

 

"Friends in the Pursuit of Luxury: The Direct Trade between Rome and Sassanid Persia in Late Antiquity"

Drew Davis, The University of Western Ontario

Thursday February 13th @ 12:30pm, UCC 56

 

‘Fear, Failure, and Epic Alternatives in Single Combat’

Jessica McCutcheon, Amherst College
Thursday February 27th @ 12:30pm, UCC 56

 

November 2013

‘Hierarchies of Heroism in Greek Athletics’
Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg
Thursday November 7 @ 12:30pm WL 258

'Towards a sociology of 4th-century theatrical culture'
Martin Revermann, University of Toronto-Mississauga
Friday November 15 @ 4:00pm SH 3317

‘Nosology and Organization in the Hippocratic treatise Barrenness’
Dr. Paul Potter, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday November 21 @ 12:30pm WL 258

October 2013

‘Making Maps in Aeschylean Tragedy’
Dr. Aara Suksi, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday October 3 @ 12:30pm WL 258

‘Zeus and the Act of Swallowing in the Derveni Papyrus’
Dwayne Meisner, PhD Candidate, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday October 10 @ 12:30pm WL 258

Vindolanda Excavation Report 2013
Drs Beth Greene & Alex Meyer, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday October 17 @ 12:30pm WL 258

Vindolanda Information Session
Interested in archaeological excavation? Thinking about a summer academic program abroad? Come to an information session about the Vindolanda Field School summer program offered through the Department of Classical Studies at Western, with
Dr. Elizabeth Greene and Dr. Alexander Meyer, the Directors of the Field School.
When: Tuesday October 22 @ 4:30
Where: SH 3305

Course Development Proseminar
Thursday October 24 @ 12:30pm WL 258

Harena sine calce (“Sand without lime”): Building Disasters, Incompetent Architects, and Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome’
John Oleson, University of Victoria, CAC Speaker
Wednesday October 30 @ 4:30pm Location SH 2316

September 2013

‘Socrates' Non-Teaching as an Education for Politics’
Dr. Kendall Sharp, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday September 12th @ 12:30pm WL 258

External Scholarship Proseminar
Dr. Laurence de Looze, The University of Western Ontario
Thursday September 19 @ 11:30am TC 342

‘Illness and anxiety in elite Roman households’
Dr. Fanny Dolansky, Brock University
Friday September 27 @ 4:00pm SH 3317

March 2013

Intent to Register Information Session
The Classical Studies Undergraduate Chair Dr. Bernd Steinbock will walk you through the Intent to Register process and answer questions about the modules and courses offered by the Department of Classical Studies.
Wednesday March 6th at 2:30 in LwH 3202 - Classics Library.

Horace in the Latin Polysystem
James Kruck, PhD candidate in Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario,
Thursday March 7th @ 12:30 in SH 2355

Frontier in Transition and the archaeology of Vindolanda
Dr. Andrew Birley Director of Excavations, The Vindolanda Trust, Friday, March 15th @ 5:00pm in SH 3345

Marsyas Causidicus: Law, Libertas and the Statue of Marsyas in Imperial Rome
Mary Deminion, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario,
Thursday March 21st @ 12:30 in SH 2355

Laughing at Aeschines: an application of comic theory to Demosthenes On the Crown.
Jonathan Vickers, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario,
Thursday March 21st @ 12:30 in SH 2355

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty Lecture Series: Tempus Fugit: Keeping Time in Antiquity
Dr. Alexander Meyer, Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street
Central Branch Stevenson & Hunt Room (Main Level)
The manner in which we keep time is integral to our culture. Clocks and calendars provide the framework around which daily and seasonal life is structured. Ancient culture was no different and, as in the modern world, there was more than one calendar and system of time-keeping being used. Dr. Meyer will examine the various means by which inhabitants of the Roman world tracked time and discuss how calendars and clocks affect our understanding of practical life and cultural interaction in the Roman world.

February 2013

In the castra with the lead pipe: Taking the measure of Tacitus Agricola

Christina S. Kraus, Thomas A.Thatcher Professor of Latin, Yale University, Monday February 4th @ 4:30 in SH 2316

Titus and Berenike and Vespasians Plan for the Flavian Succession
C.L. Murison Professor Emeritus, The University of Western Ontario, Thursday February 7th @ 12:30 in SH 2355

Illness and anxiety in elite Roman households
Fanny Dolansky, Associate Professor of Classics, Brock University, Friday February 8th @ 4:30 in SH 3317

The Color of Masculinity in Roman Antiquity
Kelly Olson, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario,
Thursday February 14th @ 12:30 in SH 2355

The Battle in the Great Harbor from the Soldier's Perspective
Frank D'Earmo, MA Candidate, The University of Western Ontario, Thursday February 28th @ 12:30 in SH 2355


January 2013

Foreign Women in Latin Literature: The Representation of Boudicca
Kaitlyn Pettigrew MA Candidate, UWO, Thursday January 17th @ 12:30pm in SH 2355

 

Plinys Natural History: An Ethnozoological Understanding of the Pardus and Panthera
Ben Moser MA Candidate, UWO, Thursday January 31st @ 12:30pm in SH 2355


November 2012

Saturday November 17th at 8:00 PM
Classics Society Toga Party @ the Alibi Roadhouse 25 Oxford St West
$15.00 for Non-Members
$10.00 for Members
You will be entered into a raffle if you show up wearing a toga!
Tickets can be purchased from the department main office LwH 3205.


Thursday November 8th at 12:30 in SH 2355

Catherine Pratt. of the University of California, Los Angeles will lecture.


Thursday Nov 1st, at 11:30 PM.

United Way Stairclimb - The Classics Society will climb One London Place in an effort to raise $500 for the United Way.
Click here to pledge the Classics Society


Thursday Nov 1st, at 12:30 PM in SH 2355.
Tim Wright PhD Candidate in the department of Classical Studies will give a talk on Odysseus Revelation to Telemachus


October 2012

Friday Oct 26th, at 4:30 PM.
Susanna Braund, Canada Research Chair of Classics at UBC and this year’s Classical Association of Canada touring speaker,
will give a lecture.

 

Tuesday Oct 23rd, at 4:30 PM in SH 2317
Vindolanda Field School Information Session

 

Friday Oct 19th, at 4:30 PM
Victoria Wohl,
of the University of Toronto will give a lecture

 

Thursday October 11th at 6:00 PM in SH 2316, The Classics Society will be hosting their First Annual Book Auction
Come out for a chance to expand your library by bidding on some excellent used books! Many have been donated by your
professors. There will be a large selection of books that are certainly worth adding to a new library collection.
Be sure to bring some cash for the bidding!
Free refreshments will be served.


Thursday October 4th, at 12:30 PM in SH 2355
Dr. Christopher Brown, William Sherwood Fox Professor of Classics, The University of Western Ontario will lecture.


September 2012

Thursday Sept 27th, 3:30 PM in SH 2316
David Larmour
, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Classics at Texas Tech University and Editor of The American Journal of Philology, will lecture.

Classics Society Information Session
Thursday September 20th 2012@ 7pm in UCC 41

July 2012

"Moral Revision in Latin Ethnography: A Reassessment of Tacitus' Germania"
Friday July 27th, 1:00 pm, LAH 3220
Departmental Research Seminars - Joey Davis

“Ethnic groups in the Roman Military Communities of Northern Britain”
Tuesday July 31st, 7-8pm in the Hamilton-Scott Learning Room, Vindolanda
Vindolanda Lecture Series - Dr. Alexander Meyer

 

May 2012

Classical Assocation of Canada - Annual Meeting
May 7-10th, University of Western Ontario
Click here to view conference program

 

April 2012

Classics Society Movie Night - Wrath of the Titans
Wednesday April 4th @ Silvercity Masonville
cost for seeing this movie in 3D will be $10.50.
Please RSVP by March 30 to svanderp@uwo.ca if you are interested in coming.

March 2012

Horae in Roman Funerary Inscriptions: On Recording the Hour of Death
Thursday March 1st, 10:30 am Talbot College 204
Departmental Research Seminars - Simeon Ehrlich

"The Critique of Writing in Plato’s Phaedrus as an Account of His Own Authorial Voice"
Thursday March 8th, 12:30 pm UCC 37
Departmental Research Seminars - Dr. Kendall Sharp

"Eponymous Nymphs and Greek Identity"
Thursday March 15th, 12:30 pm UCC 37
Departmental Research Seminars - Dr. Bonnie MacLachlan

Classics Society Royal Ontario Museum trip
Saturday March 24th, Bus leaves Western at 9:00am tickets are $45.00/each
E-mail: staylo95@uwo.ca for info or to book a seat on the bus!

Classics Society information session - Applying to Graduate studies
Thursday March 29th, Lawson Hall 3220
E:mail: Sarah VanderPloeg or Sarah Taylor for more information

February 2012

The Metron of Kolophon: a Reconstruction of the Sanctuary and Archive
Thursday February 2, 10:30 am Talbot College 204
Dr. Ryan Boehm, Brown University

The Semantics of Showcase in Herodotus' Histories
Tuesday February 14, 4:30 pm Somerville House 2355
Dr. Athena Kirk, Wellesley College

Classics Society Intent to Register Information Session
Wednesday February 29th, 5:00 pm HSB 236
Open to everyone considering a Classics degree

January 2012

Trajan’s Panegyricus (by Pliny the Younger)?
Thursday January 19th @ 12:30pm in UCC 37
Departmental Research Seminars - Dr. Charles Murison

Wealth and poverty in fourth-century Athens
Tuesday January 24 @ 4:30 pm in SSC 3018
Dr. Claire Taylor, University of Newcastle

Sacrifice and the Politics of the Belly
Thursday January 26 @ 10:30 am in TC 204
Dr. Charles Stocking, University of California Los Angeles


Department of Classical Studies - The University of Western Ontario
Lawson Hall Rm 3205
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
Tel: 519.661.3045 Fax: 519-850-2388
classics@uwo.ca

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