All 2017-18 Events

Thursday, September 28, 4:30 p.m. Abernethy Room

Adler Memorial Lecture by Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia Charlottesville “Zeus’s Politics in the Iliad”

Monday, March 5, 4:30 p.m.
Davis Family Library, Harman Area

Celebrating Ovid in the Library
featuring a lecture by Angeline Chiu of UVM
"Like Talking to a Brick Wall: Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid to Shakespeare and Beyond"

All 2016-17 Events

Thursday, October 6, 4:30 p.m. Axinn Center 229

Joel Alden Schlosser, Department of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College, "Ecologies of Freedom: Global Political Thinking in the Age of Socrates"

Friday, October 7 - 9, Davis Family Library

Marathon reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Monday, October 10, 4:30 p.m. Abernethy Room Axinn Center

Adler Memorial Lecture by Erich Gruen, Wood Professor Emeritus University of California Berkeley, "The Jewish Appropriation of Greek Mythology"

Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. Axinn Center 229

Roberta Stewart, Professor of Classical Studies Dartmouth College, "Dialogues on the Experience of War: Homeric War Stories, from Troy to Baghdad"

Monday, November 7, 4:30 p.m. Twilight Hall 201
Robert Parker, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at New College, Oxford University, "Interpretatio and the Universal Polytheism"

Friday, December 2, 12:15 p.m. Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Christopher Star, "Empire & Apocalypse: Globalization & the End of Time in Ancient Thought"

Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 p.m. 51 Main
Saturnalia Party

Thursday, March 9 Robert A. Jones '59 House
"From Scroll to Scrolling"

Thursday, May 4 4:30 p.m. Twilight 201
"Death, Ritual, and Burial in Flavian Poetry." Antony Augoustakis, Univ Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, May 11 5:30 p.m. Twilight Lawn
Classics Barbecue

All 2015-16 Events

October 2-4: marathon reading of the Odyssey, steps of the Davis Family Library

October 9: "Ocean in Greco-Roman Myth & Thought", James Romm of Bard College

October 16: "Who Were the Greeks?" Jonathan Hall, University of Chicago

October 16, 17 & 18: Dido and Aeneas, Opera Company of Middlebury, Town Hall Theatre, Middlebury

October 20: Hannah A. Quint lecture in Jewish Studies "Augustine and the Jews: From Fourth-Century North Africa to Present-day Israel” Paula Fredriksen, Boston University

October 21: 2015 Constitution Day Lecture: ​“The Jury, Citizenship, & Responsible Deliberation: Reflections of a Yale Professor and Sometime Juror in a Murder Trial” Norma Thompson, Yale University

October 22: “Thucydides Goes to Was​hington” Charles Hill, Yale University

January 21: Paideia Institute: Living Latin & Greek, Jason Pedicone

January 22: Going Into Industry: How I Built a Humanities Startup, Jason Pedicone

February 23 "How Lawyers Became Villains at Rome: The Historiography of Delation from Cicero to Tacitus" Christopher van den Berg, Amherst College

March 15 "Translation Theory and Practice: Instrumental vs. Hermeneutic Models" Lawrence Venuti, Temple University 7:30 p.m. Hillcrest 103

March 17 Martha Nussbaum "Anger and Revolutionary Justice: Ideas for Liberal Learning" 7:00 p.m. Wilson Hall, McCullough

April 8 Latin Day at UVM

April 19 "Lying, Exaggeration, and Encomium in Vergil's Aeneid", Adler Memorial Lecture by Jim O'Hara, University of North Carolina 4:30 PM RAJ CON

April 28-May 7 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Town Hall Theater

April 30 Elektra Met Opera HD Broadcast at the Town Hall Theater

May 11 end of year picnic, Twilight lawn

All 2014-15 Events

September 17: Parchment Making Workshop with Jesse Meyer of Pergamena

October 16: Realism, Empire, and Just War Theory in Roman Political Thought, Jed W. Atkins, Duke University

October 23: “Time,” “Cause,” and Meaning in Greek and Jewish Historical Writing, Jonathan Price, Tel Aviv University

October 24: marathon reading of the Aeneid, steps of the Davis Family Library

December 3: Saturnalia at 51 Main

March 12 "Not to Be Born is Best": Greek Pessimism Revisited or, Was Nietzsche Right?  Michael Lurie, Dartmouth College

March 13 Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—Classical/Neo-Classical: The Western Reception of Greek and Roman Art MCA 125 12:15 PM

April 5 trip to Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, The Greeks Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

Apr 13 An Address from the Humanities to Science, Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University

May 11 end of year picnic, Twilight lawn

All 2013-14 Events

September 25: Stephen Grimm (Fordham University) "What is Wisdom"

October 5: Bus trip to the Museum of Science in Boston to see the exhibit, 'Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times'

October 10: George W.M. Harrison (Johns Hopkins, PhD) "Roman Tragedy and the Octavia"

October 11-13: marathon reading of Homer's Iliad

November 14: Robert Miola (Loyola University in Baltimore) "'Wrying but a little?' Myths of Revenge and Forgiveness in Shakespeare"

December 4: Saturnalia 7:30 at 51 Main

February 25: Classics Colloquium Dinner at Ross Commons

March 6: Pieter Broucke (History of Art)  "Black Figure, Red Figure—Go Figure! Ancient Greek Pottery at Middlebury"

March 18: Cynthia Bannon (Indiana University, Bloomington) "Roman Water Ways"

May 8: department barbecue on lawn outside Twilight

All 2012-2013 Events

October 5-7: marathon reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses

October 10: Matter and Memory Lecture Series in the History of Art False Friends: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art by Elizabeth Marlowe, Assistant Professor, Colgate University

October 27: Vermont Classical Language Association annual meeting

November 28: Saturnalia gathering at 51 Main

February 20: Ian M Sutherland, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Villa Arianna - Aristocratic Roman villa on the Bay of Naples.

Mar 16 Ancient Roman Water Rights and Commons Theory Cynthia Bannon, 10:45 am Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room

Mar 18 To whom does Solon speak? Rebecca Irwin, 4:30 Axinn 229

Apr 4 Reading a Classic Robert Connor, 4:30 Axinn 229

Apr 5 37th Annual Vermont Latin Day, Patrick Gymnasium UVM

Apr 15 Where's the Past? Jane Chaplin, 4:30 Twilight Auditorium

Apr 16 Augustine's Memory in a Pixilated Age Lisa Freinkel, 7:30 MBH 220

Apr 17 Statius’ Achilleid: an epic experiment in cross-dressing and intertextuality Randall Ganiban and Pavlos Sfyroeras, 4:30 Hillcrest

Apr 24 College  What it Was, Is, and Should Be Andrew Delbanco, 4:30 Dana

All 2011-2012 Events

October 14-16: Marathon Reading of Homer's Odyssey.

November 1: The Politics of Freedom in Rome: Caesar and Augustus as Liberators?  A lecture by Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University

November 17: Classical archaeology; the Villa Arianna, a noble Roman villa at Stabiae on the Bay of Naples in Italy. A lecture by Prof. R. Lindley Vann, from the University of Maryland

November 30: Saturnalia at 51 Main

February 21: From Gilgamesh to GenesisA lecture by David Damrosch the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University

April 11: The Cause of the Trojan War: The Humanity of the Stranger in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by Marc Witkin

April 27: Speculating in Unreal Estate: "The World of Plautus's Mostellaria" a lecture by Prof. Niall Slater of Emory University.

May 3: "Reading Virgil in the Nineteenth Century: From Berlioz to Tennyson" a lecture by Richard Thomas, Professor of Greek and Latin, Harvard University

May 14: Annual BBQ on the lawn of Twilight

All 2010-2011 Events

September 30: Beginning of year gathering for majors and minors.

October 8-10: Marathon Reading of Virgil's Aeneid.

October 29: Lecture on Euripides' Hecuba by Prof. Justina Gregory, Smith College.

October 30: Symposium on Euripides' Hecuba.

November 18-21: Euripides' Hecuba, a production by the Theatre department.

All 2009-2010 Events

October 2-4: Marathon Reading of Homer’s Iliad.

October 9: University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology on-campus presentation.

November 14: Behind the Scenes of HBO’s Rome. A presentation by director Stephen Shill, historical advisor Jonathan Stamp, and actor Michael Nardone.

January 13: Material Matters: Cultural Contexts of Classical Archaeology. A lecture by Prof. Ian Sutherland, Gallaudet University and ICCS-Sicily.

January 14: Neoclassicism and the Notion of Classical Architecture. A gallery talk by Prof. Pieter Broucke, Middlebury College.

February 18: The Idyll, the Ideal, and the Real: The Rediscovery of Greek Architecture and Its Consequences in the 18th and 19th Centuries. A lecture by Prof. Frank Salmon, Cambridge University.

February 24: The Man Who Came Between Augustus and Livy: Portrait of an Epitomator. A lecture by Prof. Jane Chaplin, Middlebury College.

March 9: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the History of Art. A lecture by Prof. Paul Barolsky, University of Virginia.

March 11: Recent Acquisitions in Ancient Art at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. A gallery talk by Prof. Pieter Broucke, Middlebury College.

April 18: The Twenty-Second Annual Hannah A. Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies. A lecture by Prof. James Kugel, Harvard University.


Prof. Marc Witkin with Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek, Christ Church, Oxford University. Prof. Pelling visited Middlebury to deliver a lecture on Plutarch and Shakespeare.

Prof. Marc Witkin with Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek, Christ Church, Oxford University. Prof. Pelling visited Middlebury to deliver a lecture on Plutarch and Shakespeare.

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