- 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.
- 13 March (Wednesday): "Exitium Caesaris": commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. [time TBA], Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. Pizza party to follow.
- 25 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:00pm-5:30pm, [location TBA]. 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.
- 4 May (Thursday): Memorial for Ed Menes, Professor Emeritus. Details forthcoming.
Exhibits and Performances
- 23 January - 20 February (Thursdays): Underworld Anthem at Rhinofest. Through a curated cycle of poems by Alexandra Ranieri, director Iris Sowlat and the ensemble explore the many facets of Orpheus’ journey into the Underworld. The play explores what compels one to seek the Underworld, to leave it, to relish it, to rule it, to create within it, to give oneself to it, and to attempt to escape. This devised piece includes Ranieri’s poetry, an actual Orphic hymn to Persephone, translated sections of Ovid’s Orpheus and Eurydice, original music, dance, and more!
- 2 - 22 February: Elektra at the Lyric Opera. By Richard Strauss, sung in German with projected English translations. It’s a stunning vocal marathon, with riveting intensity. You owe it to yourself to experience the vocal grandeur and blazing drama of this passionate heroine. She’s the Mycenaean princess whose father, Agamemnon, was murdered by her mother, Klytemnestra, leaving Elektra hell-bent on revenge. As Richard Strauss’s staggeringly powerful orchestra moves inexorably toward the opera’s hair-raising finale, the music gives you a composer at his zenith—magnificently theatrical and devastatingly moving.
- 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.
- 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
- 2 May (Wednesday): Departmental Honors Convocation and End-of-Term Party, 12:00-2:00pm, Crown Center 530.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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