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October 2008

Friday, October 17th

  • Aquila Theatre Company presents The Iliad
    • Homer's epic story of Achilles and the Trojan War is one of the greatest works in world literature. Aquila's innovative production, under Peter Meineck, Producing Artistic Director, tells the main parts of the story in an action packed performance. Free and open to the public.
    • 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

November 2008

Wednesday, November 12th

  • "Bathing with a Goddess (for your country's sake)"
    • Keyne Cheshire '94, Associate Professor of Classics at Davidson College Callimachus' Hymn 1 to Zeus tells the story of how Teiresias (as a young man) sees Athena (and his own mother!) naked, and is blinded for his transgression. The poem gives this Theban story a (fictional) ritual setting: the bathing of Athena's statue in the river in Argos. The talk will treat the ritual function of this Teiresias story for this fictive Argive ritual, but will also suggest the ultimately Alexandrian relevance of the hymn as a whole.
    • 4:30 pm, Library Athenaeum

February 2009

Saturday, February 14th

April 2011

Thursday, April 14th

  • Vigil in Remembrance of the Looting of the Iraq National Museum
    • Join us for an illustrated lecture by Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts, in remembrance of the ransacking of the Iraq National Museum and the looting of countless archaeological sites throughout Iraq. Of the approximately 15,000 priceless objects looted from the museum, 5,000 are still missing.
    • 8:00 pm, Leighton 304

October 2011

Wednesday, October 26th

January 2012

Tuesday, January 10th

February 2012

Saturday, February 11th

  • Playing False: Betrayal in the Ancient World
    • Carleton Classics Senior Symposium 2012. Intrigue, treachery, espionage: betrayal was everywhere in the ancient world, but there was nothing simple about individuals' loyalties or the choices they made. Betrayal took many forms, but at its core was a choice to privilege one interest that led to real or perceived damage to others. The Carleton Department of Classics’ senior classics majors explore instances of betrayal in Ancient Greece and Rome such as early Christian martyrs, the mistrial of generals, virgin sacrifice and the legacy of Constantine. Each talk will last fifteen to twenty minutes in addition to question and answer sessions and a panel discussion on the larger topic of betrayal.
    • 3:00 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

April 2012

Saturday, April 21st

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