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Chapel Hill, NC 27599

November 2013

Stefano Campana, University of Siena and Maurizio, Duke

November 18, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Free

"Envisioning Digital Archaeological landscapes: Vulci (Italy)"

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January 2014

Peter O’Connell

January 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Join us for a lecture by Peter O'Connell, Stanford University, titled “Imagination in Attic Oratory: Turning Jurors into Witnesses.”

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February 2014

Alicia Jiménez Lecture: ‘Small images of Rome? Imitation and colonialism in Roman Spain’

February 5, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Join us for Alicia Jiménez's lecture on "Small image of Rome? Imitation and colonialism in Roman Spain" 5:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 5 in Murphey Hall 304.

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Study Abroad Information Session

February 19, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Prof. Gates-Foster and Prof. Grillo are organizing an event for Classics undergraduates interested in studying abroad. Please help us to reach all the students who may be interested. We plan to provide information about various programs for spending a summer or a semester or a year in Greece, Italy, Israel or a King's College in London.

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Bridget Murnaghan: “The Judgement of Arms and the Framing of Ajax”

February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Bridget Murnaghan, from the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture on "The Judgement of Arms and the Framing of Ajax."

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March 2014

Darian Totten, Davidson College

March 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Darian Totten, from Davidson College, will give an archaeological talk concerning pottery.

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Classics, ESP host movie night

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Come join the Classics department and Eta Sigma Phi, the undergraduate honors society, for a viewing of 300. Prof. Jennifer Gates-Foster will lead a discussion of the film, and light refreshments will be served.

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Stephen Harrison lecture: ‘History, Politics and the Aeneid’

March 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Please join us for a lecture by Stephen Harrision, Oxford University, titled "History, Politics and the Aeneid."

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April 2014

Tom Parker: ‘The Roman Port of Aqaba and the Roman Imperial Economy’

April 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tom Parker, N.C. State University, will lecture on "The Roman Port of Aqaba and the Roman Imperial Economy." This lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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“Egypt in Italy: Collecting the Exotic in Rome” with Molly Swetnam-Burland

April 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Molly Swetnam-Burland, assistant professor at The College of William & Mary, will lecture on "Egypt in Italy: Collecting the Exotic in Rome." This event is co-sponsored by the AIA Triangle Society.

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Classics Honors Thesis Lecture

April 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Eta Sigma Phi and the department invite you to hear more about our undergraduate scholarship. Alex Caprara, Luke Hagemann, Alex Karsten, and Marshall Winchester will discuss their Senior Honors Theses.

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September 2014

Hugh Bowden Lecture

September 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Please join us for a lecture by Hugh Bowden, King's College London.

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King’s College London-UNC Conference

September 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - September 7, 2014 @ 11:15 am
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Please join us Sept. 5-7 for the first King's College London-UNC Graduate Student Conference: Classical Archaeology. The department would like to thank The Graduate School for its generous support of the conference. The complete schedule is as follows: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, Murphey Hall 104 5-6 pm keynote address Dr. Hugh Bowden, KCL: “‘The Mysteries of Mithras: Networks, Ideas and Experiences’.” Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, Murphey Hall 104 8:45-9 am, coffee 9-11 am, first section: Mortuary Archaeology 9-10 am, Cicek…

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John Pearce Lecture

September 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Free

Please join us for a lecture given by John Pearce, King's College London, titled “Hares, hounds, lovers and others: the iconography of bronzes and provincial culture in Roman Britain." This event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Azoria Lecture

September 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Tar Heel Archaeological Society is sponsoring a lecture on the award-winning archaeological site, Azoria, by Donald Haggis. The lecture will be followed by a photo exhibition by Lydia Thompson and light refreshments.

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Eta Sigma Phi Movie Night: Pompeii

September 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The undergraduate honors society, Eta Sigma Phi, invites all to a viewing and faculty-lead discussion of the movie, Pompeii.

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October 2014

Tar Heel Archaeological Society lecture: Ben Arbunkle

October 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

On Wed., Oct. 8, Ben Arbuckle will give a guest lecture, titled "Prehistoric Hunting: Subsistence or Status?," for the Tar Heel Archaeological Society. A light reception will follow the talk. The Tar Heel Archaeological Society is an organization of students from various departments on campus united by their shared study of archaeology. This year they will host a series of lectures on special topics.

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John Miller Lecture

October 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Free

Please join us Oct.10 for a lecture, "Ovid's Bacchic Helmsman and Homeric Hymm 7," by John Miller from the University of Virginia.

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Annual Poetry Reading

October 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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We will host our annual poetry reading 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24 in Murphey 104. There will be separate competitions for undergraduate and graduate students in Latin and in Greek. The undergraduate winners will receive $250 and the graduate winner, a rare book donated by Sara Mack, professor emerita. An open reading and reception with light refreshments will be held after the competition. Those wishing to sign up may do so in Murphey 212 with Kim Miles.

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November 2014

Brown Bag Talk: Charlotte Roueche

November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Charlotte Roueche of King's College London will give a presentation of her latest work, "Working on inscriptions from Libya: some methodological questions," at 12 p.m. Nov. 12.

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Lecture: Hérica Valladares

November 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Please join us for Hérica Valladares's lecture, titled "The Tenderness of Monsters: Polyphemus as a Lover in Roman Wall Painting," 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 12 in Murphey 104. Valladares specializes in Roman art and archaeology, particularly wall painting and imperial domestic architecture.

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Duke-UNC Pedagogy Workshop

November 15, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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As a follow up to the Duke-UNC Pedagogy Workshop held last spring, our Classics departments are working together again to hold a one day workshop on Sat., Nov. 15 in Murphey Hall 104. Our guest speakers will be a recent UNC alumnus, Assistant Professor T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, and a recent Duke alumna, Assistant Professor Laury Ward. They will speak to us and answer questions about various aspects of transitioning from graduate school into teaching at a Liberal Arts College. We welcome…

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December 2014

Edith Foster Lecture

December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Please join us for a lecture, "Thucydides and Post-war Audiences," by Edith Foster, Ashland University, 6 p.m. on Dec. 2.

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Francisco Barrenechea Lecture

December 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Francisco Barrenechea, the University of Maryland, will lecture on "Tragic impostures: Greek tragedy and pre-Hispanic myth in the theater of Rodolfo Usigli and Salvador Novo" at 5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 4 in Murphey Hall 104.

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February 2015

Yann Berthelet Lecture

February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Please join us for a lecture by Yann Berthelet 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 26 in Murphey 104. Prof. Berthelet joins us from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, and will discuss "Sacrum facere: Consecratio and Sacrifice in Rome." A light reception will follow.

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February 2016

Lecture: Nicholas Blackwell

February 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The AIA Triangle Society and the Classics Department present a lecture, "Agamemnon's Masons: Understanding Technological Links across the Argolid, Boeotia, and the Land of Hatti," by Nocholas Blackwell of North Carolina State University. Murphey Hall Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to Follow

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Lecture: Andrew Riggsby

February 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department present a lecture, "Maps as Information Technology" by Andrew Riggsby of the University of Texas at Austin. Murphey Hall 104 Friday, February 26, 2016 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to Follow

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May 2016

Colloquium in Honor of Peter M. Smith

May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a colloquium titled "Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought" to celebrate the teaching and scholarship of Associate Professor Emeritus Peter M. Smith, and the publication of the volume dedicated to him.  The colloquium will be held in Murphey Hall room 104, on Saturday, May 28. If you are interested in reading more about the publication, it can be found here. From the editor, Arum Park:…

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September 2016

Lecture: Hérica Valladares

September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department presents a lecture, "Timomachus' Medea and the Limits of Representation" by Hérica Valladares of UNC-Chapel Hill. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to follow

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October 2016

Lecture: Phil Horky

October 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department presents a lecture, "'System' in Hellenistic Pythagoreanism" by Phil Horky of Durham University and the National Humanities Center. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to follow

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Annual Herington Poetry Reading Competition

October 28, 2016 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The competition for the Herington Poetry Prizes will take place Friday, October 28 at 4:45 pm in Murphey Hall 104.  Prizes of $250 will be awarded to the winners, one in Greek and one in Latin.  All undergraduates taking Greek or Latin at UNC are eligible.  Students who would like to compete should sign up with Kim Miles in MU 212.  She will have the passages chosen by the judges for the competition.  Note: you do not need to memorize…

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November 2016

Lecture: Jeff Tatum

November 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department presents a lecture, "Mutual Friends and Political Communication: Adlegatio in Late Republican Society" by Jeff Tatum of the Victoria University of Wellington. Murphey Hall 104 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to follow

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Lecture: Jim Frakes

November 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The AIA Triangle Society and the Classics Department present a lecture, "Bridging distances: Highway monuments in the Roman Provinces," by Jim Frakes of UNC-Charlotte. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:00 pm Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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Lecture: Robin Mitchell-Boyask

November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department presents a lecture by Robin Mitchell-Boyask of Temple University. Murphey Hall 104 Friday, November 18, 2016 5:00 pm Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow.  

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December 2016

Lecture: Jon Mikalson

December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Department of Classics and the Department of History present a lecture by Jon Mikalson of University of Virginia. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:00 pm Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow.

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January 2017

Lecture: Kirk Ormand

January 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill Presents a lecture, "Women out of time: Atalanta and Sappho," by Kirk Ormand of Oberlin College. Murphey Hall 104 Monday, January 30, 2017 5:00 pm Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Flyer  

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February 2017

Lecture: Alex Sens

February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill Presents a lecture, "Death, Envy, and Closure in Some Greek Funerary Epigrams (AP 7.13, 7.525)," by Alex Sens of Georgetown University. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, February 2 5:00 pm Free and open to the public - Reception to follow Flyer

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Lecture: Patricia Rosenmeyer

February 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill Presents a lecture, "Homer in Egypt: Epic Allusions in the Memnon Inscriptions," by Patricia Rosenmeyer of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Murphey Hall 104 Monday, February 6 5:00 pm Free and open to the public - Reception to follow Flyer

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Lecture: Ray Laurence

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Department of Classics at UNC Chapel Hill presents a lecture, "The 'Populus of the Future': Children in the Forum?" by Professor Ray Laurence of the University of Kent. Thursday, February 23, 2017 Murphey Hall, Room 104 6:00 pm Free and open to the public - reception to follow

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March 2017

Whose Classics? Diversity, Representation, and the Ancient World Today

March 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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A standing critique of Classics as a discipline has been its supposed celebration of "dead white men" and the "origins of Western Civilization."  But today's study of Classics recognizes the fundamental importance of diversity within the ancient Greco-Roman world, a time when millions from different ethnic, racial, social, religious, and geographic backgrounds jointly strove, suffered, and succeeded.  Furthermore, Classical cultures have an important role to play in today's discussions of diversity, as differences between ancient and modern conceptions of sexual…

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Lecture: Suzanne Lye

March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill Presents a lecture, "From Beyond the Grave: A Hypertextual Commentary in Odyssey 24" by Suzanne Lye of Dartmouth College. Murphey Hall 104 Wednesday, March 29 5:00 pm Free and open to the public - reception to follow Flyer  

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April 2017

Lecture: Nita Krevans

April 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill presents a lecture, "Son of Pastoral as Fan Fiction: the case of Eclogue 8" by Nita Krevans of the University of Minnesota. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, April 13 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to Follow Flyer

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August 2017

Lecture: Di Yan

August 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill presents a lecture, "Narrating the Gender: Autochthony as Social Myths of Gender Order," by Di Yan of Cambridge University. Murphey Hall 104 Thursday, August 31 5:00 pm Free and Open to the Public - Reception to Follow

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September 2017

Lecture: Martin Dinter

September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Classics Department of UNC-Chapel Hill presents a lecture, "Prostitutes and Pederasty: Men and Morals in Roman Comedy"' by Martin Dinter of King's College, London. Murphey Hall Monday, September 18 5:00 pm Free and open to the public - reception to follow

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October 2017

Lecture: Elaine Gazda

October 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Archaeological Institute of America Triangle Society Presents a lecture, "Women, Slaves and the Bacchic Murals in the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii" by Elaine Gazda of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:00 pm Murphey Hall 104 Free and Open to the Public - Reception to Follow

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Herington Competition

October 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Classics announces its annual poetry reading. Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00 – 6:30 pm Murphey Hall, Room 104 At 5:00 pm the competition for the Herington poetry prizes will take place.  Prizes of $250 will be awarded to the winners, one in Greek and one in Latin.  All undergraduates taking Greek or Latin at UNC are eligible.  Students who would like to compete should sign up with Kim Miles in…

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August 2018

Lecture: Daniel Orrells & Lindsay Allen

August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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September 2018

Lecture: Donald Haggis

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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October 2018

Lecture: Jan Bremmer

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Herington Prize Competition

October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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November 2018

Digging the Past: Current Research in Classical Archaeology

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Lecture: Regina Hoschele

November 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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September 2019

Lecture: Francis L. Newton

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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October 2019

Lecture: Thomas Parker

October 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Beyond Self-Sufficiency: Cities, Farms, and Markets in Hellenistic Greece

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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November 2019

Women Painters and Historical Silences in Classical Archaeology

November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Xenophon and Ancient Greek Ideas of Freedom

November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Herington Greek and Latin Poetry Reading Competition

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Roman Gods’ Networks: presentation of the research project and case study of Apollo

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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December 2019

Sappho’s Aphrodite: A Reparative Reading

December 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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