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Rosa Andújar | Philological Reception and the Repeating Odyssey in the Caribbean

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This lecture discusses La Odilea by Francisco Chofre, a Cuban prose adaptation of the Odyssey, which refigures both Homer’s heroes as guajiros (peasants) and the ancient epic itself through the adoption of an oral Cuban dialect. My examination first highlights Chofre’s meticulous linguistic transformations, which I consider a model of “philological” reception, as well as the ambiguous and complex relationship...

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Erich Gruen | Antisemitism in the Pagan World

Royce Hall 306

Co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and the Department of History. This event will be hybrid. To receive an email with the Zoom link to attend remotely, please RSVP at https://religion.ucla.edu/event/antisemitism-in-the-pagan-world/  

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James Uden | The Politics of Pathos in Virgil’s Aeneid

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Virgil’s particular attention to human suffering has long been identified as a defining aspect of his poetry, but critics have had widely different views on the politics of Virgilian pathos. Is empathy for the defeated in the Aeneid a way of undermining the triumphalist claims of Augustus (e.g. Putnam 1965)? Or does the poem’s famous...

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Classics & PIES Fall Reception

Coral Tree Walkway 245 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles

Please join us for our beginning of year reception and for the awarding of the Helen Caldwell Prizes in Beginning Greek and Latin.

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Roger Michel, “Phidias Unbound: How Robot-Generated Replicas Could Solve the Parthenon Marbles Quandary”

by Zoom

The Parthenon Marbles, commonly known as the Elgin Marbles, were removed from the ancient Acropolis of Athens in 1801 by Lord Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Carved by the sculptor Phidias, they were eventually sold to the British government in 1817 and are housed in the British Museum. Public debate about repatriating the...

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An Afternoon with Giulia Sissa on Le Pouvoir des Femmes Dec. 2

ZOOM details: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/83120867395

An Afternoon with Giulia Sissa on ‘The Power of Women’ (Le Pouvoir des Femmes, Odile Jacob: Paris 2021) Please join Giulia Sissa, Ben Brown and Tristan Bradshaw for an interview and extended conversation on the themes and arguments of Giulia’s most recent book, Le Pouvoir des Femmes, Odile Jacob: Paris 2021. Discussion will range across...

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Department Lecture | Greg Woolf

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

  Greg Woolf is scheduled to give his fourth Sather lecture, “The Women’s Season” as a department talk on Thursday January 19, 2023  

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Themistoklis Aravossitas, “Greek Language Education in North America: New Directions and Challenges” on International Greek Language Day”

by Zoom

The lecture is offered on the occasion of International Greek Language Day. Her Excellency, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the United States, will offer opening remarks. February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM PST/1:00PM EST/8:00 PM Athens The event takes place on Zoom. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3kz0pMR Modern Greek is taught and learned across North America mainly as...

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Adriana Vazquez | Reading Latin Subtexts in the Vernacular Poetry of the Brazilian Colonial Period

Dodd Hall 248 CA

Departmental Brownbag Workshop Professor Adriana Vazquez: “Reading Latin Subtexts in the Vernacular Poetry of the Brazilian Colonial Period” In his contribution to the 2020 volume Conversations: Classical Imitation in Renaissance Literature, Stephen Hinds, analyzing the parallel Latin and vernacular poems of Marvell and Milton, concludes by offering the provocative suggestion of the ‘virtual diptych’: for...

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Sara Brill | “Use of Birth: Biopolitics, Biotechnics, and Natal Alienation”

Bunche Hall Room 4276

Professor Sara Brill (Fairfield University) will be delivering a paper entitled “Use of Birth: Biopolitics, Biotechnics, and Natal Alienation” in Giula Sissa’s graduate seminar on Historicity and Michel Foucault. All welcome! 11:00 am – Lecture 12:30 pm – Lunch will be served RSVP is requested at sissa@ucla.edu by March 5th