- IDES Lecture and Performance Series:
Dedicated to the Roman God Jupiter, the Ides fell on the day of the full moon in the Roman calendar. Because a full moon comes halfway through each lunation, its day was called 'Idus' in Latin, meaning "divide." Greek and Roman Studies celebrates the Ides each month during the academic year with a guest speaker or performance.
"Lost in Dante's Forest"
Speaker: Tim McDunn, Greek and Roman Studies major and Mellon scholar
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4pm in Beckman Auditorium
Description: In this lecture, we will explore the contemplative nature of forests in Dante's Divine Comedy and ask how Dante was able to use Christian doctrine as a means of reorganizing ideas that had been passed down from before the Christian era. How did the Christian doctrine of Grace prevent Dante from being forever lost in a hypnotic state of contemplation? The research for this presentation was made possible by the 2014 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant: Re-centering the Humanities.
"How to make a Roman Demosthenes: Cicero and the construction of a tradition"
Speaker: Caroline Bishop, Indiana University
February 24, 2015
"Let us Now Praise Wicked Men: Netflix Series House of Cards (2013-14 and the 'Fifth Age' of Television."
Speaker: Nancy Sultan, IWU
February 24, 2015, 4:30 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library
for more details: House of Cards Flyer
March 16-18, 2015
"Translating the Oresteia: The Theory of What Translation Should Be" (Mellon Re-Centering the Humanities Grant)
Speaker: Alan Shapiro, UNC-Chapel Hill
March 17, 2015 at 4pm in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library
March 17, 2015 at 7pm in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library
May Term 2015:
Greek/Roman Comedy (Title TBA)
Speaker: Erin Moodie, Purdue University
Four Languages and a Poem: McDunn '16 Analyzes Dante
Mellon Scholar Tim McDunn spent his summer vacation reading some of the world's greatest works of literature in their original languages.
Central Illinois Society of the Archeological Institute of America - Urbana, Illinois: Lecture Schedule
November 6, 2014: Ian Kuijt
April 26, 2015: Malcolm Bell, III
View the link for more details: http://www.archaeological.org/taxonomy/term/62/all