Classical Civilization

  • Founded
    1957
  • Seminar Number
    441

This seminar exists to further, in the New York area, the study of the literature, art, archaeology, and history of the ancient world. Seven meetings are held each year attended by twenty to sixty members drawn from universities and colleges within reach of New York. There is no set theme to the seminar for a given semester or year.


Co-Chairs
Professor Joel Lidov
jbl104@columbia.edu

Professor Gareth Williams
gdw5@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Jeremy Simmons
jas2392@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/15/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Horace, Lucan, and the Beginnings of the Eighteenth-Century Gothic
James Uden, Boston University
Abstract




10/20/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Dramatic Cityscape of Classical Athens
Johanna Hanink, Brown University
Abstract




11/17/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Amber, Ivory, Oil and Fire: Small Wonders in Early Greek Art
Richard Neer, University of Chicago
Abstract




01/19/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Natural Law and Natural Language in the First Century BCE
James Zetzel, Columbia University
Abstract




02/16/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Prose of the World: Hegel, Plutarch, Herodotus
Phiroze Vasunia, University College London
Abstract




03/23/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Protagorean Hermeneutics
Charles Brittain, Cornell University
Abstract




04/20/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Books Unfinished, Disseminated, Lost, Stolen: Accidents of Publication in the Eastern Roman World
Raffaella Cribiore, New York University
Abstract