Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events


Spring 2023



  • 14 March (Tuesday): "Exitium Caesaris"!  commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin.  5:30pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.  The performance lasts about 20 minutes.
  • 27 March (Monday): Reading Greek Tragedy Online, it will take place at 5pm on UIC's campus, where we will read Antigone.  Here is the website for the project, through the Center for Hellenic Studies: https://chs.harvard.edu/programs/reading-greek:tragedy-online/.


  • 18 April (Tuesday): Dr. Glenn Most (University of Chicago) presents "From Athens to China and Back: A Western Student of Ancient Greece Looks at the Chinese Classical Tradition." 4pm, Information Commons, 4th floor, Lake Shore Campus.
  • 27 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity II Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm-5:30pm, Crown Center 530, followed by End of Year party, McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall 139).

Fall 2022


  • 13 September (Tuesday): Coffee and Cookies! 4pm, Crown Center 572 (Department Library).


  • 18 October (Tuesday): Coffee and Cookies! 4pm, Crown Center 572 (Department Library).
  • 28 October (Friday): The Departments of Classical Studies, English, and Modern Languages & Literatures invite Loyola students, staff, and faculty to "Scary Stories, Near and Far." 6:00-8:00pm, Crown Center Lobby and Auditorium. Refreshments will be served before a reading of spooky stories. If you are interested in reading, please contact Dr. Boychenko (lboychenko at luc.edu).


  • 15 November (Tuesday): Coffee and Cookies! 4pm, Crown Center 572 (Department Library).
  • 21 November (Monday): Works in Progress Seminar. 4pm. Dan Sanders, Title TBA. Crown Center 572 (Department Library).
  • 29 November (Tuesday): Works in Progress Seminar. 4pm. Richard Hutchins, "Becoming a Place: Speaking Landscape in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo." Crown Center 572 (Department Library).


  • 8 December (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm-5:30pm, Crown Center 140. Friends and supporters most welcome. Followed by End of Semester party, Crown Center 200EW and lobby.


Exhibits and Performances

  • 6 - 9 October. Loyola University Chicago presents Somewhere, a play set in a potentially parallel timeline where a climate apocalypse has wiped out animals and insects. Interspersed throughout the play are references and homages to Greek and Roman mythology, including characters influenced by mythological figures and elements of magical realism.


Past Department Events

March 2022

  • 16 (March) Wednesday: "Exitium Caesaris"‌! commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. 5:30pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. The performance lasts about 20 minutes.

April 2022

  • 11 April (Monday): Dr. Adrienne Mayor (Stanford University), presents "Biological and Chemical Warfare in Ancient Myth and History" for the Department of Classical Studies Spring John F. Callahan Lecture. 5:00pm-6:30pm, virtual: register here for zoom link. Free and open to the public.

October 2021

March 2020

  • 22 March (Monday): Dr. Christopher Polt (Boston College) presents "urbs procul est, urbs magna, Chicago: Latin Drama, Jesuit Education, and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair," Department of Classical Studies, John F. Callahan Lecture. 5:00pm-6:30pm, virtual (zoom link forthcoming). Part of Loyola University Chicago's 150th Anniversary celebrations.

February 2020

  • 12-26 February (Fridays): Chicagoland Classics invites you to the NonHomerathon, virtual readings of Aeschylus' Oresteia, sponsored by the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. 4:30pm. Readings followed by talk-backs on the theme of justice. Sign up to participate or access the zoom link to watch.
    • 12 February: Agamemnon. Theme: Justice as a Democratic Principle. Guest discussant: Dr. Allannah Karas, Asst. Prof. of Greek and Roman Studies, Valparaiso University
    • 19 February: The Libation Bearers. Theme: Retribution in the Modern Justice System. Guest Discussant: Dr. Jessica Bird Visiting Asst. Prof. of Criminology, Law, and Justice at UIC.
    • 26 February: The Eumenides. Theme: transformative justice.Dr. Sangeetha (Sangi) Ravichandran, Associate Director of the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC

November 2019

  • 11 November (Monday): Dr. Krishni Burns (University Illinois-Chicago) presents "Bringing Mother Home: Roman Multiculturalism and Magna Mater" for the Department of Classical Studies. 5:00pm, Institute for Environmental Studies Room 110, Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus. Open to the campus and public. Reception to follow.

October 2019

  • 30 October (Wednesday): Seneca's Thyestes, 5:00pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center.

May 2019

  • 4 May (Saturday): Memorial for Dr. Ed Menes, Professor Emeritus. Memorial Mass, 10:00am, Ignatius House (6324 N. Kenmore). Luncheon, 11:30am, NEW LOCATION--Palm Court, Mundelein Center, 4th floor (1020 W. Sheridan Rd.). Lecture by Dr. Thomas Strunk (Xavier University, Loyola alum), "Two Things Equal to a Third Thing: Students and Teachers, Long Ago and Nearby," 1:15pm, NPalm Court, Mundelein Center, 4th floor. Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus.

October 2018

  • 1 October (Monday): Dr. Alexandra Carpino, Professor of Art History and Department Chair, Comparative Cultural Studies, Northern Arizona University, "The Taste for Violence in Etruscan Art: Debunking the Myth," 5:00 pm, Damen Student Center Cinema.

April 2018

  • 10 April (Tuesday): Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, presents "Translating the Odyssey: How and Why," the 42nd annual Edward Surtz Lecture in the Humanities, Loyola University Chicago. 4:00-5:30pm, reception to follow. Piper Hall, Lake Shore Campus. 
  • 11-14 April (Wednesday-Saturday): The 114th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two Loyola students will present their research: Henry W. Lanphier (Post-Baccalaureate Program), "Didactic Medea: Problems and Possibilities in Using Medea to Study Athenian Gender Roles in the Classroom," and Stephanie Wong (BA Classics), "Dominance through Permanence: Schoolboy Graffiti in the Greco-Roman World." Lanphier and Wong will also moderate the Round Table Discussion "Ancient Mores and Modern Sensibilities."

March 2018

February 2018

  • 13 February (Tuesday): Loyola Classical studies student Keegan Sims presents his paper "Agriculture and Debt-Slavery in Archaic Greece" for the Department of Classical Studies. 4:30-5:30pm, Crown Center 572 (Department Library). Mr. Sims will be featured at the Seventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, February 24. 

November 2017

October 2017

  • 25 October (Wednesday): "Fasces or Fascism? The Balbo Monument in Chicago," panel discussion sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Featured panelists: Laura Gawlinski (Classical Studies), Anthony Cardoza (History), Andrew Donnelly (Classical Studies/History), Tim Libaris (BA-Classics). 5:30pm, Cudahy Science 202, Lake Shore Campus.

last updated 24 January 2023 by lhardison