Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events


Fall 2018


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

May 2018

  • 2 May (Wednesday): Departmental Honors Convocation and End-of-Term Party, 12:00-2:00pm, Crown Center 530.

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."
  • 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.

March 2018

February 2018

  • 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.

January 2018

December 2017

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

September 2017

  • 6 September (Wednesday): Book Sale and beginning of semester party. 4:00-6:00pm, Crown Center 572. Organized by the Classics Club.

This file last updated 11 October 2018 by lhardison@luc.edu.