Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

Fall 2017




Exhibits and Performances

  • 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.
  • 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

October 2016

  • 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.

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 16 August 2017 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.