- 4-7 January (Thursday-Sunday): The 149th Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, Boston. Participation by Loyola faculty includes Jacqueline Long, "Eusebia and Encomium: Julian Writes the Power of Praise," session 35.5, The Art of Praise: Panegyris and Encomium in Late Antiquity (Saturday, 8:00-10:30am).
- 17 January (Wednesday): The Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University) presents "Curators in Conversation," a behind-the-scenes look at the new exhibit Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt. 6:00-8:00pm, Block Museum of Art. The presentation (and exhibit) are free, but registration is requested.
- 31 January (Wednesday): Lucas Livingston, Art Institute of Chicago, presents "Drinking with Dionysos and Sekhmet's Wrath: Beer and Wine in Egypt and Greece," for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
- 18 February (Sunday): Jon Solomon, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, presents "Hercules in Film" for the National Hellenic Museum. 2:00-4:00pm, National Hellenic Museum. $5 students/ $10 members/ $15 non-members. Registration required.
- 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.
- 1-2 March (Thursday-Friday): "Outward Appearance vs. Inward Significance: Addressing Identities through Attire in the Ancient World," the 14th Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar. Presenters include Laura Gawlinski, Loyola University Chicago. Open to the public.
- 14 March (Wednesday): "EXITIUM CAESARIS," Commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. 6:00-7:00pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.
- 28 March (Wednesday): Barry Powell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents "The Origins of Mythic Representation in Greek Art" for the Department of Classical Studies. 5:00-7:00pm, Damen Student Center Cinema, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.
- 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."
- 14 April (Saturday): Molly Swetnam-Burland, College of William and Mary, presents "After Actium: Discovering Egypt in Augustan Rome and Beyond," for the Boshell Family Foundation Lecture Series of the Art Institute of Chicago. 3:30-4:30pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. Free with museum admission (always free for students, staff, or faculty with Loyola University Chicago ID).
- 26 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm, Crown Center 141. Friends and supporters most welcome.
- 2 May (Wednesday): Departmental Honors Convocation and End-of-Term Party, 12:00-2:00pm, Crown Center 530.
Exhibits and Performances
- 27 April - 10 June: City Lit Theater presents Prometheus Bound. A world premiere translation of Aeschylus’ theatrically boldest tragedy, commissioned by City Lit from Nicholas Rudall, Founding Director of Court Theatre and internationally acclaimed award-winning translator of Greek drama. The titan Prometheus, friend of humankind, is chained—and fastened with a spike through his chest--to a mountain as punishment for instilling in the human race the capacity for hope, thereby spoiling Zeus’s plan to wipe out the human race and replace it with something better. His parade of visitors includes gods, sea nymphs, and a woman whom Zeus has turned into a cow. The production will feature both actors and life-sized puppets. Directed by Terry McCabe with new original score by Kingsley Day.
- 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
- 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.
- 14 November (Tuesday): Lisl Walsh, Beloit College, presents "Making Stuff Up (sort of): Roman Tragedy and Classics as a Creative Discipline," for the Department of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago. 7:00-8:00pm. Information Commons, 4th Floor, Lake Shore Campus. Free and open to the public.
- 29 November (Wednesday): Andrea DeGiorgi, Florida State University, presents, "Antioch the Great: An Elusive Metropolis." Archaeological Institute of America lecture hosted by Loyola University of Chicago Department of Classical Studies. 7:00-8:00pm, Damen Student Center Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor), Lake Shore Campus. Archaeological Institute lectures are always free and open to the public.
- 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.
- 30 October (Monday): Dramatic performance of Seneca's Thyestes. Furibunda Productions, Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. 5:30pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.
- 6 September (Wednesday): Book Sale and beginning of semester party. 4:00-6:00pm, Crown Center 572. Organized by the Classics Club.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 11 November (Friday): Claire Taylor, University of Wisconsin, presents "The poor and the marginalized in the ancient Greek world: the case of Athens", 4:30-6:00pm, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus.
- 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.
- 21 February (Sunday): Classics Club outing to The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. 2:00-5:00pm, Field Museum.
- 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.
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