Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

Fall 2017



  • 6 September (Wednesday): Book Sale and beginning of semester party. 4:00-6:00pm, Crown Center 572. Organized by the Classics Club.
  • 7 September (Thursday): John R. Hale, University of Louisville, presents "Exploring the Ancient Shipwreck at Antikythera—Lost Treasures of Greek Art and the World's Oldest Computer" for the Classical Art Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Fullerton Hall. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 24 September (Sunday): Diane Harris Cline, The George Washington University, presents "Social Networks in Ancient Greece" at the National Hellenic Museum. 3:00-5:00pm. Discounted admission for students and members.  




  • 7 December (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm, Mundelein 204. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the End-of-Term Party, 5:30pm, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall.

Exhibits and Performances

  • 23 September - 15 October 2017: The Lyric Opera presents Orphee et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. This highly-anticipated production marks Lyric’s first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet.
  • 28 October - 12 November 2017: Chicago Humanities Festival, FallFest/17 "Belief." Discounted tickets available for teachers and students. Speakers include classicist and political theorist Danielle Allen. 
  • 20 October 2017 - 29 April 2018: Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact. Field Museum, Chicago. What happens when cultures collide and people are able to trade, interact, and influence each other like never before? This exhibit will feature an impressive array of Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan objects and dives into a time when borders opened and civilizations began to interact. This unprecedented movement led to trade, travel, and the exchange of ideas across seas and continents, fueling innovation and adoption in the arts, religion, language, and writing.
  • ongoing: 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

April 2017

  • 3 April (Monday): Piero Boitani (Rome University La Sapienza) presents "Ulysses: The Great Story," sponsored by the Department of Theology with support from the Departments of Classical Studies, Modern Languages, and English. 4:00-6:00 pm, Information Commons, 4th Floor. Refreshments follow.
  • 5 April (Wednesday): Lea K. Cline, Illinois State University, presents "Life and Art in a Roman Villa: Locating the Slave in the Villa at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy," sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies in Association with the Departments of Anthropology and Fine Arts. 7:00-8:00pm, Damen Student Center, Sister Jean Multipurpose Room North (2nd floor), Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.

March 2017

  • 22 March (Wednesday): Justin Leidwanger, Stanford University, Loyola alum, presents "The Late Antique 'Church Wreck' at Marzamemi: Marble, Maritime Heritage, and Museum Development along the Sicilian Coast," co-sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies and the Medieval Studies Program. 4:00-5:00pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.

February 2017

  • 22 February (Wednesday): 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! 5:00pm, Crown Center 530. Refreshments will be served.

November 2016

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

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 11 November 2017 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.