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Classics/LAMS Events

Spring 2016

  • Thursday, February 4: A Critical Inquiry about Spike Lee's new movie "Chi-Raq" (an adaptation of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata"), hosted by Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Rose Hills Theater, 5:30 p.m. (PO)
  • Tuesday, February 9: The Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture: Elaine Scarry (Harvard University), "Beauty and Social Justice," 4:15 p.m., Benson Auditorium (PIT)
  • Tuesday, February 10: Ruby Blondell (University of Washington, Classics), "Beautiful Evil: Pandora and the Problem of Female Beauty," 6:45 p.m., Athenaeum (CMC)
  • Thursday, February 11: The Harry Carroll Memorial Lecture: Ruby Blondell (University of Washington, Classics), "The First Flapper Queen," 4:15 p.m., Pearsons 101 (PO)
  • Friday, February 26: LAMS Intramural Symposium, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., hosted by Ellen Rentz and Jordan Kirk, Kravis 321 (CMC)
  • Monday, May 1: End-of-the-year dinner (TBA)
  • Wednesday, May 4: Annual "Triumph" in honor of the Classics/LAMS seniors; meet in Balch Courtyard (SCR)
  • Saturday, May 14: Classics/LAMS graduation brunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Pearsons 9 (PO).

Fall 2015

  • Tuesday, September 8: "Welcome Back" reception, 4:15 - 6 p.m., Pearsons 9 (PO).
  • Monday, September 14: Public lecture: "Magna Carta and the Origins of Due Process," Joshua Tate (SMU, School of Law), 4:15 p.m., Pearsons 101 (PO).
  • Tuesday, September 15: Participatory play reading: Euripides, "Medea," 7 p.m., [location TBA].
  • Wednesday, September 23: Field trip: "A Medea in Los Angeles," Getty Villa; leave from Scripps at 2 p.m. Limited ticket availability. Contact Ellen Finkelpearl.
  • Thursday, October 8: Public lecture: "A More Salutary State: Epicurean and Platonic Arguments Against the Fear of Death in al-Razi's Spiritual Medicine," Peter Groff (Bucknell, Philosophy), 4:15 p.m., Pearsons 101 (PO).
  • Tuesday, October 13: Participatory play reading: Sophocles, "Antigone," 7 p.m., [location TBA].
  • Tuesday, November 10: Participatory play reading: Seneca, "Phaedra," 7 p.m., [location TBA]
  • Wednesday, December 2: Saturnalia holiday celebration, 4:15 - 6 p.m., Pearsons 9 (PO)