Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

Fall 2016

September

  • 14 September (Wednesday): Student book sale and beginning of semester party! 3:30pm, Crown Center 572 (Classical Studies Department Library), Lake Shore Campus. Hosted by the Classics Club.
  • 15 September (Thursday): John Hale, University of Louisville, presents "Riders on the Royal Road: Ancient Persians and their Empire" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 22 September (Thursday): John Clarke, University of Texas Austin, presents "Women's Liberation in the First Century A.D." for the Art Institute of Chicago. Registration required (free with museum admission -- admission is always free with Loyola student ID).

October

  • 20 October (Thursday): Phil Klay, award-winning author and veteran, presents "Religious Faith and Modern War: A Literary Journey" sponsored by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. 3:30-5:00pm, Information Commons 4th Floor, Lake Shore Campus.
  • 20 October (Thursday): Marc Walton, Northwestern University, presents "Identifying the Hand of the Artist: Characterizing the Appearance of Roman Portrait Paintings" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 26 October (Wednesday): Dramatic performance of Seneca's Thyestes. Furibunda Productions, Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. 5pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.

November

  • 11 November (Friday): Save the date for a special visiting guest speaker! 4:30-6:00pm, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus

December

  • 15 December (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm, Crown Center 200E. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the End-of-Term Party, 5:30pm, Crown Center 200E-W.

 

Exhibits and Performances

  • November 10-December 11: Electra by Sophocles. Court Theatre of the University of Chicago.
  • November 13-December 3: Les Troyens (The Trojans) by Hector Berlioz. The Lyric Opera of Chicago.
  • now through 3 September 2017: Persepolis: Images of an Empire. Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago. This new exhibition will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis. It includes archival photographs and a new multi-media presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 BC in today’s southwest Iran.
  • now through December 2016: Aegean: Creation of an Archipelago. National Hellenic Museum, Chicago. Dive beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea and rediscover its literally groundbreaking history, strewn with extinct civilizations, volcanic eruptions, tectonic shifts and changes and island formations and mythical figures. In addition to its scientific and educational character, this exhibition inspires visitors with the beauty of the Aegean and the power of its landscape, attracting and appealing to a broad audience.

 

Recent Department Events

March 2016

  • 21 March (Monday): Elizabeth Vandiver, the Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin and Classics, Whitman College, presents "Troy, Trenches, and Trauma: Great War Survivors in Richard Aldington’s Poetry and Novels." 5:00pm, Crown Center 530, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.
  • 22 March (Tuesday): Exitium Caesaris! Commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. 5:30, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.

February 2016

  • 21 February (Sunday): Classics Club outing to The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. 2:00-5:00pm, Field Museum.
  • 22 February (Monday): Initiation of new members of Iota Kappa, Loyola's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honorary society for students of ancient Greek and Latin, and celebration: all friends of Classics are invited! 4:30pm, Crown Center 530. Refreshments will be served.

April 2015

  • 13 April (Monday): Joe Goodkin performs his Odyssey, sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies. This 30-minute performance of original music retells Homer's Odyssey through 24 short songs and will be followed by discussion and a reception. Joe Goodkin is a professional musician in Chicago and was a classics major at the University of Wisconsin Madison. 5-6:30pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.


This file last updated 9 September 2016 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.