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The Apology Project

Performed by Yannis Simonides/Elliniko Theatro

Thursday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Dining Center Black Box Theater Haverford College

Born in Constantinople and raised in Athens, Yannis Simonides is a Yale Drama School-trained actor/writer and Emmy-winning documentary producer. View Video >

Plato's The Apology of Socrates reenacts Socrates' defense in the Athenian court and his rebuttals to a guilty verdict and sentence of death. This treatment transports the viewer from ancient times to our contemporary world, and in so doing reaffirms the relevance of Socrates' thought in today's society.

Read the article and see photos and video of The Apology Project

 

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Lecture: "Rome and Italy in Virgil"

 

Alessandro Barchiesi (Gesue and Helen Spogli Professor of Italian Studies at Standfor University and Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Siena)
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 P.M.

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MARATHON 09: Aeschylus' Oresteia

Thursday, October 1st
Time: 7-9:30 P.M.
Location: Sunken Lounge, Dining Center, Haverford College

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ORALi-Tea IV

Tuesday, April 7th
Time: 8-10 P.M.
Location: Quita Woodward Room, Bryn Mawr College

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Lecture: "Assessing the Evidence for the Trojan War"

 

Brian Rose (Haverford Alumnus, Class of '73, Curator-in-charge of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Professor of Archaeology (University of Pennsylvania), President, Archaeological Institute of America)
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 P.M.

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MARATHON '08: Vergil's Aeneid

Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 11 A.M. - ???
Location: Sunken Lounge, Dining Center, Haverford College


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Lecture: Isis in The Golden Ass: The Goddess Without a Story

 

Joel Relihan (Wheaton College)
Tuesday, November 18th

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ORALi-Tea '08

April 17, 7:00 in the Common Room, Founders Hall, Haverford College

Please join the Bi-College classics community for an an evening for the Oral Reading of Ancient Literature and (also oral) consumption of dessert.

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KINEMA Classica: "Trojan Women" (1971)

Thursday, December 6th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College

Discussion of movie will follow screening.

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MARATHON '07: Plato's Symposium

Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 4 P.M.
Location: Sunken Lounge, Dining Center, Haverford College

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KINEMA Classica: "300" (2007)

Thursday, September 20th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College

Discussion of movie will follow screening.

 

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ORALi-Tea '07

April 19, 7:30 in the Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College

Following on the success of last year's inaugural Orali-Tea, please join the Bi-College classics community for an an evening for the Oral Reading of Ancient Literature and (also oral) consumption of dessert.

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Lecture: ''The reception history of Sophocles' representation of pain''

March 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Felix Budelmann (The Open University in the UK; The Center for Hellenic Studies)

 

Gest 101 (with tea at 4:00)

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Conference: "On Translating Homer"

November 18-19

 

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Bi-College Marathon: A Reading of Homer's Odyssey


November 16, Sunken Lounge in the Dining Center

8 A.M. - ???

 

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Lecture: November 2 at 4:30 P.M.

Jonathan Price

Gest 101 (with tea at 4:00).

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Cena Romana: October 11 at 6 P.M

A feast with tasty Roman delicacies prepared by Prof. Mulligan.

Menu and Pictures from the Cena

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Lecture: September 22 at 4:30 P.M at Bryn Mawr

Michael Fontaine, Cornell University, "The Lesbia Code: Backmasking, Pillow Talk, and Cacemphaton in Catullus 5 and 16"

Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library (Tea at 4 in Quita Woodward Room).

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The First Annual Bi-College ORALi-tea

Thursday, April 6th at 8 p.m. in Gest 101

An occasion for the Oral Reading of Ancient Literature
and (also oral) consumption of dessert.

Try your hand at recitation and performance along with other students and faculty, or come along as audience for your friends.  If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch with either Prof. Edmonds or Prof. Walker at Bryn Mawr or Prof. Mulligan or Prof. Roberts at Haverford.

 

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Lecture: Wednesday March 29th at 4:30 p.m.

Phiroze Vasunia, Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Reading, will speak on "Alexander and the British Empire".

Gest 101 (with tea at 4:00).

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Lecture: Wednesday March 22nd at 4:30 p.m.

William Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies and Folklore, Indiana University at Bloomington, will speak on "Packaging Greek Mythology"

Gest 101 (with tea at 4:00).

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Trip: Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m.

The Classics Department is pleased to announce a trip to a performance of Sophocles’ Electra at Arcadia University.

Transportation, tickets to the play, and dinner will be provided by the generous support of the Hurford Humanities Center.

The vans will leave from behind Haverford's Stokes Hall (near the Blue Bus stop) at 1 p.m.

Introduction to Sophocles' Electra and Greek Tragedy

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Lecture: Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Gest 101

Joseph Farrell will give a lecture on “Juno's Aeneid: Narrative, Metapoetics, Dissent"

Tea will begin at 4:00 p.m.