Announcements

“The Frank, the Friendly, and the Fictional: Speech in the Fragments of Lucilius’ Satires.”

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Thursday, March 10 | 7:00 PM | Griffin Hall, Room 6 Catherine Keane, Associate Professor, Department of Classics at St. Louis’ Washington University, will discuss Roman poets of verse satire who combined moralistic diatribe with dialogue and narrative about social life, and who looked back to the second-century-BCE Lucilius as the inventor of their genre. The

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Philosophia in Cicero’s Speeches

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A public lecture presented by Walter Englert Omar & Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies at Reed College Among the finest orators of his age, Cicero built up his career and his life by means of public speech. But Cicero was also a devoted student of Greek philosophy, and in his philosophical works he experimented

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When Gods and Demons Learn to Read: Inscribed Greek Amulets of the Roman Imperial Period

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Christopher Faraone, Frank and Gertrude Springer Professor in the Humanities and the College Department of Classics at the University of Chicago, examined the so-called ‘wing-‘ and heart-shaped’ texts found both on amulets and in non-amuletic magical material of ancient Greece. Thursday, April 23 | 7:00–8:30 PM

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Cicero and the Library of Lucullus

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Stephanie Ann Frampton, Assistant Professor of Classical Literature at MIT, presented “A Stoic in the Library: Cicero and the Villa Library of Lucullus,” an investigation of the cultural status of libraries in ancient Rome in the late Republican period, before the development of more familiar imperial and “public” libraries. Frampton examined the fictionalized encounter between Cicero and Cato

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Williams College Excavations at Omrit Information Session 2015

Monday, February 23 at 7:00pm Griffin Hall, Room 6 Have you ever wanted to participate in an archaeological excavation? Professor Benjamin Rubin of the Classics Department is currently seeking ten students to accompany him on the excavations this summer (May 29-July 3, 2015) at Omrit, Israel. Interested students will be required to fill-out a short

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Williams College Excavations at Omrit Information Session

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm Griffin Hall, Room 7 Have you ever wanted to participate in an archaeological excavation? Professor Benjamin Rubin of the Classics Department is currently seeking ten students to accompany him on the excavations this summer (May 29-July 3, 2014) at Omrit, Israel. Interested students will be required to fill-out a short

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Summer Internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, March 1 Deadline

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has many internship opportunities year-round, however their summer session is the largest and most competitive of the year. Summer internship deadline is March 1, 2014. 1. Archives Center – Interns undertake projects involving preparation of collections for research use and dissemination of collections information through print and electronic

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Going Greek: Jewish Translation in the Ancient Mediterranean

Tuesday, November 12 7:00pm Griffin Hall, 7  Tessa Rajak, the 2013 Visiting Croghan Bicentennial Professor in Classics at Williams College, will present “Going Greek: Jewish Translation in the Ancient Mediterranean”. A Greek version of the Torah was commissioned, according to legend, for the great Library of Alexandria. It is often forgotten that the Jewish community

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Mothers as Martyrs: The Mother of the Maccabees Among Jews and Christians

Tuesday, November 5 7:00pm Griffin Hall, 7  Tessa Rajak, the 2013 Visiting Croghan Bicentennial Professor in Classics at Williams College, will present the first of two lectures, “Mothers as Martyrs: The Mother of the Maccabees Among Jews and Christians.” All are welcome, this lecture is free and open to the public. According to Jewish legend,

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East-West Relations Conference, October 10-11, 2013

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The Williams College Classics Department is pleased to present a conference on East-West Relations in the Ancient World from Cyrus I to the Abbasid Caliphate, October 10-11, 2013. In recent years, there has been a major shift in how scholars characterize social, cultural and political interactions between Eastern and Western empires in the ancient world.

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