2020-21 UTM Annual Classics Seminar Series

FRIDAYS, 1-4pm (remote-only) delivery

NOTE:

  • Papers start at 1:10pm, Zoom session starts at 1pm
  • Zoom link to be distributed together with summary & focus item one week prior
  • For all inquiries, please contact Martin Revermann (m.revermann@utoronto.ca)

SCHEDULE:

  • September 25: Jaś Elsner (Oxford): Rome, India, China: Comparison and Meaning in the Relief Sculpture of Late Ancient Eurasia
    [Focus item: The Amarāvatī Buddhapadas]
  • October 9: Mark Griffith (Berkeley): The Gender of Ancient Greek Music
    [Focus itemAristotle De Anima 2.8.419b4-421a6; Aristotle Politics 8.2.1337b5-8.3.1338a37; 8.5.1339b42-1340b19; 8.7.1341b32-1342a30]
  • October 30: Esther Eidinow (Bristol University): Oracular Failure in Ancietn Greek Culture
    [Focus item: Visiting the Oracle: an Immersive Experience (https://oraclevisit.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/)]
  • November 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]
  • January 15: Ingo Gildenhard (Cambridge): The Extremist Ethics of Cicero's De Officiis
    [Focus item: Passages from the reception history of Cicero’s De Officiis]
  • February 5: Sarah Iles-Johnston (Ohio State University): Theory of Mind and Ancient Greek Religious Experience
    [Focus item: Divinatory texts from Dodona and Delphi]
  • February 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