Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

Spring 2017

February

  • 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.
  • 23 February (Thursday): Nadine Moeller, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, presents "The Ahmose Tempest Stela: An Ancient Egyptian Account of a Natural Catastrophe" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).

March

  • 18 March (Saturday): Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, presents "The Robot and the Witch--The Ancient Greek Quest for Artificial Life" the Boshell lecture for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 3:30-4:30pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 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.
  • 30 March (Thursday): Katharine Raff and Rachel Rabino, Art Institute of Chicago, present "Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago: New Curatorial and Conservation Discoveries" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).

April

  • 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.
  • 6 April (Thursday): Nanno Marinatos (University Illinois Chicago) and Michael Cosmopoulos (University of Missouri-St. Louis) present "Gold & Power in the Peloponnese" for the National Hellenic Museum. 6:00pm, National Hellenic Museum. $15 non-members/$10 members/$5 students.
  • 20 April (Thursday): Philip Freeman, Luter College presents "Searching for Sappho: The Life and Songs and World of the First Woman Poet" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 27 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, *5:30-6:45pm*, Mundelein 406. Friends and supporters most welcome. (new time)

May

  • 3 May (Wednesday): Honors Convocation and End-of-Term Party, 12:00-3:00pm, Crown Center 530.

 

Exhibits and Performances

  • now through 11 June 2017: Classicisms. Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. The exhibition traces classicism’s meanings across the centuries from varying artistic, cultural, and ideological perspectives to reveal a multifaceted concept with a complicated history. A series of lectures and workshops accompany the exhibit.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

  • 21 February (Sunday): Classics Club outing to The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. 2:00-5:00pm, Field Museum.
  • 22 February (Monday): 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! 4:30pm, Crown Center 530. Refreshments will be served.

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 12 April 2017 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.