Fall 08 update: RU Classics hosts talks by Schorn, Fornara, Hardie, Yadin

Events are coming fast and furious at Rutgers Classics over the next three weeks, with four public lectures—none of which should be missed.

The fame of Virgil: Georg. 1.145f on a 5 cent token from St. Thomas (1880s)

Here’s the roster:

Thursday 23 October 5 PM. Stefan Schorn (Universities of Würzburg and Leuven) “On Eating Meat and Human Sacrifice: Greek Anthropology in the Fourth Century B.C.” Ruth Adams Building 003 / Douglass Campus. Sponsored by the Classics Graduate Association.

Thursday 30 October 5 PM. Charles Fornara (Brown University) “Inscription IG I^3 66: The Aftermath of the Mytilenian Debate”, Graduate Student Lounge, 126 College Avenue / College Avenue Campus. Sponsored by the Classics Graduate Association.

Thursday 6 November 5 PM. Philip Hardie (Trinity College, Cambridge University), “Virgil’s Fama and the Lucretian Sublime”, Ruth Adams Building 003 / Douglass Campus.

Monday 17 November 1 PM. Azzan Yadin (Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University), “Parmenides, Democritus, and the Political Cosmology of the Timaeus”. Ruth Adams Building 003 / Douglass Campus.

More obviously to come. For superior directions to the Ruth Adams Building, see the Rutgers Classics Webpage > Contact Us.

This seems like a good occasion to give props to RU Classics’ partners in the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, which collectively field a massive number of events each term.

Check out the Classics events hosted by our neighbors at Princeton, Columbia and its Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, CUNY Graduate Center Classics, Fordham, and NYU, its Center for Ancient Studies, and its Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

Oh, and lots of stuff in Philadelphia at Penn, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, Haverford and elsewhere, readily viewed on the great PLACET events website.

Center of Rutgers’ Douglass Campus, then (ca. 1945, when it was still the New Jersey College for Women) and now. “Recitation Hall” at lower center of old map is our Ruth Adams Building.

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