Topic: “Sappho’s Aphrodite: A Reparative Reading”
Topic: “Impotence, Castration, and Talking Penises: A New Reading of Catullus 17”
Topic: “Aztec Latinists: Classical learning and indigenous legacies in sixteenth-century Mexico”
Topic: “Fact and Fiction in Athenian Oratory”
Topic: “The agency of enslaved people and historical change in antiquity”
Join Book Culture 112th on Friday, September 27th at 7pm for Translating Girlhood: a Conversation between Karen Van Dyck and Xiaolu Guo to celebrate the publication of Margarita Liberaki's Three Summers.
An NYRB Classics Original
Three Summers is the story of three sisters growing up in the countryside near Athens before the Second World War. Living in a big old house surrounded by a beautiful garden are Maria, the oldest sister, as sexually bold as she is eager to settle down and have a family of her own; beautiful but distant Infanta; and dreamy and rebellious Katerina, through whose eyes the story is mostly observed. Over three summers, the girls share and keep secrets, fall in and out of love, try to figure out their parents and other members of the tribe of adults, take note of the weird ways of friends and neighbors, worry about and wonder who they are. Karen Van Dyck’s translation captures all the light and warmth of this modern Greek classic.
The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is staging Euripides' Andromache next year! Haven't read the play? Curious about what we're planning to do with it? Come to our first interest meeting next Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm in Hamilton 618. We'll have some snacks, talk about what makes this play interesting and relevant, the ideas we want to put forward with the staging, and the workshop process we want to have in the Fall.
Topic: "Writing Erasure: Slavery and the Roman Book"
"To teach correct Latin and to explain the poets" were the two standard duties of Roman teachers. Not only was a command of literary Latin a prerequisite for political and social advancement, but a sense of Latin's history and importance contributed to the Romans' understanding of their own cultural identity. Put plainly, philology-the study of language and texts-was important at Rome. Critics, Compilers, and Commentators is the first comprehensive introduction to the history, forms, and texts of Roman philology. James Zetzel traces the changing role and status of Latin as revealed in the ways it was explained and taught by the Romans themselves. In addition, he provides a descriptive bibliography of hundreds of scholarly texts from antiquity, listing editions, translations, and secondary literature. Recovering a neglected but crucial area of Roman intellectual life, this book will be an essential resource for students of Roman literature and intellectual history, medievalists, and historians of education and language science.
Topic: "Masculinity and Grief in Late Republican Rome"
Can you rhapsodize like Homer or orate like Cicero? Come and compete against other Greek and Latin enthusiasts and win these prizes offered by the New York Classical Club:
Prizes for the Oral Reading of Greek: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100.
Prizes for the Oral Reading of Latin: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100.
Any student of Greek or Latin (elementary or secondary school, college or graduate level) is eligible to compete. Contestants may compete for both the Greek and Latin prizes, or for either one.
Format of the Contests
1. One set passage for all contestants:
a) Greek: Iliad, Book 3, lines 191-202
b) Latin: Aeneid, Book 4, lines 345-61
2. One passage of ancient Greek/Latin literature chosen by the individual contestant (poetry or prose, ca. 15 lines). Contestants are requested to supply three photocopies of this passage for the judges.
NB: Memorization is not required. Most contestants read from a script.
To enter, e-mail Professor Katharina Volk (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 6th.
Topic: "The Politics of Plutarch's Symposium of the Seven Sages"
More information to come.
Organized by Joseph Howley, Stephanie Frampton (MIT), and David Ratzan (ISAW).
Friday, March 29th
from 9:30 Coffee and pastries
10:00-10:15am Introduction (Katharina Volk and Gareth Williams)
10:15am-12:30pm Session 1 (Chair: Katharina Volk)
10:15-11:00am Francesca Romano Berno (Università di Roma, La Sapienza)
Ovidius sapiens: The Learned Man in Ovid's Work
11:00-11:45am Gareth Williams (Columbia University)
The End(s) of Philosophy in Tomis: Empedoclean Traces in Ovid’s Exilic Poetry
11:45am-12:30pm Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University)
Elegy, Tragedy, and the Choice of Ovid (Amores 3.1)
12:30-2:00pm Lunch break
2:00-4:15pm Session 2 (Chair: Matthew McGowan)
2:00-2:45pm Roy Gibson (Durham University)
Ovid’s Amatory Poetry and the Hedonic Calculus
2:45-3:30pm Erin Hanses (Pennsylvania State University)
Criticizing Love's Critic: Epicurean parrhesia as an Instructional Mode in Ovidian Love Elegy
3:30-4:15pm Katharina Volk (Columbia University)
Ovid’s Art of Life
4:15-4:45pm Coffee break
4:45-6:15pm Session 3 (Chair: Darcy Krasne)
4:45-5:30pm Del Maticic (New York University)
The Makeup of the World: The Ars Amatoria and Ovid's Theory of Kosmos
5:30-6:15pm Alison Keith (University of Toronto)
Labor and pestis in Ovid’s Metamorphoses
6:15pm Reception in the Stronach Center, Schermerhorn 8th
Saturday, March 30th
from 9:45am Coffee and pastries
10:15am-12:30pm Session 4 (Chair: Alessandro Barchiesi)
10:15-11:00am Alessandro Schiesaro (University of Manchester)
Intimations of Mortality: Ovid and the End(s) of the World
11:00-11:45am Peter Kelly (University of Oregon)
Cognitive and Textual Imprints: The Wax-Metaphor in Ovid’s Speech of Pythagoras and Plato's Theaetetus
11:45am-12:30pm Charles Ham (Grand Valley State University)
Calliope in Metamorphoses 5 (341-661): An Empedocleo-Lucretian Muse
12:30-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-4:15pm Session 5 (Chair: James Zetzel)
2:00-2:45pm Darcy Krasne (Columbia University)
Some Say the World Will End in Fire: Philosophizing Phaethon and the Memnonides in Ovid and His Readers
2:45-3:30pm Sara Myers (University of Virginia)
Ovid against the Elements: Natural Philosophy, Paradoxography, and Ethnography in Ovid’s Exile Poetry
3:30-4:15pm Donncha O'Rourke (University of Edinburgh)
Akrasia and Agency in Ovidian Elegy
4:15-4:45pm Coffee break
4:45-6:15pm Session 6 (Chair: Gareth Williams)
4:45-5:30pm Myrto Garani (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Keep up the Good Work: (Don't) Do it like Ovid (Sen. Nat. Quaest. 3.27-30)
5:30-6:15pm Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge)
Philosophizing Reincarnations of Ovid: Lucan to Alexander Pope
6:15pm Reception in the Stronach Center, Schermerhorn 8th floor
Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, the Heyman Center and Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and the University Seminar in Classical Civilization.
For more information, please contact Katharina Volk (email@example.com) or Gareth Wlliams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Topic: "The Intimacy of Wounds in Seneca's Consolatio ad Helviam"
Topic: "Cicero's Aratea and the Poetics of Translation"
Topic: "Porphyry on Vegetarianism"
Speaker: Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia)
Title: Advanced Certificate in Classics Information Session
Time: 11/30/2018 at 1:15 PM (updated)
Speakers: Gareth Williams, Violin Family Professor of Classics, and Juliana Driever, Director of Academic Administration and Finance, Department of Classics.
Prospective students interested in the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics are encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about admissions requirements and curricular offerings. Representatives of the department faculty and administration will be in attendance to answer questions.
Register for the event here: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EGi4l4ldS7S0HNxuJV6yKA