2020-21 UTM Annual Classics Seminar Series

Seminars are on Fridays, 1-4 pm (remote-only delivery)


  • Papers start at 1:10pm, Zoom session starts at 1pm
  • Zoom link to be distributed together with summary and focus item one week prior
Schedule - Fall 2020
  • Sept 25: Jaś Elsner (Oxford)Rome, India, China: Comparison and Meaning in the Relief Sculpture of Late Ancient Eurasia [Focus item: The Amarāvatī Buddhapadas]
  • Oct. 9: Mark Griffith (Berkeley)The Gender of Ancient Greek Music
    [Focus item: Aristotle De Anima 2.8.419b4-421a6; Aristotle Politics 8.2.1337b5-8.3.1338a37; 8.5.1339b42-1340b19; 8.7.1341b32-1342a30]
  • Oct. 30: Esther Eidinow (Bristol University)Oracular Failure in Ancient Greek Culture
    [Focus item: Visiting the Oracle: an Immersive Experience (https://oraclevisit.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/)]
  • Nov. 20: Caroline Vout (Cambridge)The New Normal? Bodies Beyond the Classical Body
    [Focus item: Prima Porta Augustus, Commodus as Hercules, the San Marco Tetrarchs, head of Alexander the Great, section of cavalrymen from the Parthenon frieze, Tomb of Darius I, Naqsh-i Rustam]
Schedule - Winter 2021
  • Jan. 15: Ingo Gildenhard (Cambridge)The Extremist Ethics of Cicero's De Officiis
    [Focus item: Passages from the reception history of Cicero’s De Officiis]
  • Feb. 5: Sarah Iles-Johnston (Ohio State University)Theory of Mind and Ancient Greek Religious Experience
  • Feb. 26: Darian Totten (McGill University)Daily LIfe in the Shadow of Late Antique 'Decline': Urban Case Studies for Apulia
    [Focus item: Select archaeological assemblages from the towns of Salapia, Herdonia, and Gnathia]
  • March 19: Ivana Petrovic & Andrej Petrovic (University of Virginia)Hesiod's Religious Norms in Context: On Works and Days 724-760
    [Focus item: Hesiod Works and Days 724-760]

With special thanks to the Dean's Office, University of Toronto Mississauga.