Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

 

Spring 2019

February

  • 26 February (Tuesday): 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! 4:30-6:00pm, Crown Center 200 E-W. Refreshments will be served.

March

  • 13 March (Wednesday): "Exitium Caesaris"‌! commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. 6:00pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. The performance lasts about 20 minnutes. Pizza party to follow. Download the poster: Exitium-2019!

April

  • 10 April (Wednesday): Dr. Brian Lavelle, Department of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago, "Homer’s Iliad and the Subversion of the Heroic," 3:30pm. Dumbach 234, Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus. Co-sponsored by Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies and the Department of Classical Studies.
  • 25 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Crown Center 530. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the End-of-Term Party and Honors Convocation, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Crown Center 200 East/West.

May

  • 4 May (Saturday): Memorial for Dr. Ed Menes, Professor Emeritus. Memorial Mass, Ignatius House (6324 N. Kenmore), 10:00am. Luncheon, Regis Hall (6340 N. Winthrop), 11:30. 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, Regis Hall. Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus. For more information, or to RSVP for the luncheon, contact Dr. John Makowski, jmakow1@luc.edu.

 

Exhibits and Performances

  • 8 February - 26 May: Ancient Color at the Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). The Roman world was a colorful place. Although we often associate the Romans with white marble statues, these statues — as well as Roman homes, clothing, and art — were vibrant with color. This exhibition examines colors in the ancient Roman world, how these colors were produced, where they were found, what the Romans thought about them, and how we study them today. Check on an online version of the exhibit and read an interview with the curators.
  • 3 - 12 May: Oresteia by Aeschylus at The Theatre School of DePaul University. Follow the story of the House of Atreus—the world’s most powerful political family—through the eyes of Orestes, son of Klytemnestra and Agamemnon. Join us for the U.S. premiere of Robert Icke’s Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Oresteia trilogy, a tale of vengeance, justice, family, and the inextricable link between violence abroad and violence at home.

save the date:

  • The 2019-2020 Court Theater season will include Oedipus Rex (7 November - 8 December 2019) and The Gospel at Colonus (7 May - 7 June 2020). The trilogy will wrap up with Antigone in the 2020-2021 season.

 

 

Fall 2018

September

  • 5 September (Wednesday): Book Sale and beginning of semester party. 4:00pm-6:00pm, Crown Center 572 and Classics Lobby. Organized by the Classics Club.
  • 26 September (Wednesday): Dr. Pat Graham-Skoul, "Sappho 58.25-28: habrosyne and eros," Work-in-Progress Series. 4:00pm, Dumbach 5.

October

  • 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.
  • 6-7 October (Saturday-Sunday): Annual Meeting, Illinois Classical Conference (illinoisclassics.org), Norris Center, Northwestern University.
  • 17 October (Wednesday): Dr. Katherine Billotte, "The Portrayal of Classical Heroines in the Tragedies of M. Lodovico Dolce," Work-in-Progress Series. 4:00pm, Dumbach 124.
  • 19-20 October (Friday-Saturday): Plato's Philosophy: Eros, Polis, Cosmos, a Conference Sponsored by the Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. The conference venue will be at Northwestery University, Kresge Hall, Room 1-515, on Friday and at the University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities, on Saturday. Conference website, voices.uchicago.edu/agarp/platophilosophy/.
  • 21 October (Sunday): Idomeneo, Lyric Opera.
  • 31 October (Wednesday): Dr. Leanna Boychenko, "Cleopatra, Hot or Not? Asking the Wrong Questions about Powerful Women," Loyola Feminist Lecture Series, 4:00pm-5:15pm, Piper Hall.
  • 31 October (Wednesday): Seneca's Thyestes, 5:00pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center.

November

  • 9 November (Friday): Dr. Greg Anderson, The Ohio State University, "Classics after the Ontological Turn: New Horizons of History and Critique," 3:30pm-5:30pm, Kresge Hall 2380, Northwestern University.
  • 14 November (Wednesday): Dr. Andrew Donnelly, "Re-experiencing Rome: the Next Apicius," Work-in-Progress Series. 4:00pm, Dumbach 124.
  • 28 November (Wednesday): Dr. Leanna Boychenko, "Theocritus Iambicist: Reconsidering Genre in the Idylls," 4:00pm, Dumbach 124.
  • 30 November (Friday): "Quo instrumento: 21st Century Skills for Latin Students and their Teachers," Latin Pedagogy Workshop 2018, National-Louis University / Illinois Classical Conference (www.tinyurl.com/latinpedagogyworkshop), 8:30am-3:30pm, 5202 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 300, Skokie, Illinois 60077.

December

  • 6 December (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Crown Center 140. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the End-of-Term Party, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Crown Center 200 East/West.

 

Recent Department Events

 

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."
  • 26 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm, Crown Center 141. Friends and supporters most welcome.

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. 
  • 25 February (Sunday): Katherine Kelaidis, NHM and Loyola University Chicago, presents "Byzantium: The Forgotten Empire" for the National Hellenic Museum. 2:00-4:00pm, National Hellenic Museum. $5 students/ $10 members/ $15 non-members. Registration required
  • 28 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! 4:00pm, Crown Center 530. Refreshments will be served.

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.


This file last updated 25 March 2019 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.