This semester’s Lit/Phil seminar series will be starting up on February 26th, the first Thursday after Reading Week. In addition to various presenters from U of T classics, Professors Sergio Casali and Fabio Stok will be joining us this semester from Rome. See the full schedule below.
UTM will be hosting this interesting event in March. See the poster for more information.
Our very own Chiara Graf, one of this year’s Northrop Frye Centre Doctoral Fellows, will be giving a talk at Vic next week. Find more info here.
The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto is offering a series of Greek and Latin courses this coming summer.
In the First summer term, from May 6 to June 14 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 101, LAT 201, and GRK 101. In the Second summer term, from July 2 to August 12 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 102, LAT 202, and GRK 102.
The Department is especially interested in furthering the language study of students from underrepresented groups. In order to assist in enrolling in these courses, we offer bursaries in the range of $ 1,500 (one term) to $ 3,000 (two terms) to cover tuition and more, for deserving students both from the U of T and from other institutions.
For more information, contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Eph Lytle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Chair Christer Bruun (email@example.com)
From the publisher:
“How has our relationship with ‘work’ changed for different cultures over the centuries? What effect has it had on politics, art and religion?
In a work that spans 2,500 years these ambitious questions are addressed by 63 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate broad trends and nuances of the culture of work in Western culture from antiquity to the present. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.”
Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in San Diego, January 4 – 6! In chronological order, here are our speakers on the SCS program:
Ted Parker, “Philanthrōpia, Democracy, and the Proof of Power”, FRI 8:00 –10:30
Jeff Easton, “A Case-Study of Intergenerational Participation in Roman Professional Associations”, FRI 1:45 – 4:45
John Fabiano, “Invidia Tabernariorum: The Economic Interests of Associations in Late-Antique Rome, a Study of the Corpus Tabernariorum, SAT 8:00 – 10:30
Rachel Mazzara, “The Secondary World of Plautinopolis”, SAT 8:00 – 10:30
Brad Hald, “Dialectics of Hope and Fear in Thucydides Book 6”, SAT 1:45 – 4:45
Alison Keith, “Ovid In and After Exile: Modern Fiction on Ovid Outside Rome”, SUN 8:00 – 11:00
Marion Durand, “De Mortuis Nil Dicendum Est? On Sextus Empiricus Against the Mathematicians VIII.98 and Stoic Indefinite Propositions”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45
David Wallace-Hare, “The Virgilian Beech: The Creation of Italian Nostalgia in the Eclogues”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45
Chiara Graf, “The Blushing Sage: Somatic Affective Responses in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30
Matt Watton, “Socrates and Plato’s Socrates in Cicero’s Academica“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
The Department of Classics hosts its usual Reception for alumnae and alumni, friends, faculty and students on Thursday, 3 January, from 8:00 to 10:00, in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, room Rancho Santa Fe 2. Spread the word … all welcome!
And that is not all: nine of our graduate students present papers at the conference, and so do several faculty members.
Cillian O’Hogan took up a position as Assistant Professor of Medieval Latin in the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto this past summer.
After completing his dissertation here in the Department of Classics in 2011 (a dissertation which has since become a book!), Cillian worked as a visiting Assistant Professor of Latin in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at UBC, as a post-doc in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo, and as a curator in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the British Library.
(pictured: Rachel Dewan, Emily Mohr, Chiara Graf, Ted Parker)
This past Saturday, grad students from the Classics and Art History departments took part in a “virtual 5k” fundraiser called “Greeced Lightning” in support of The Sportula, an initiative that seeks to increase access to Classics by providing microgrants to economically marginalized undergraduates.
Our very own Chiara Graf has won the 2018 John J. Winkler Prize for her essay “Seneca’s Ugly Feelings.” The prestigious prize is offered each year to the author of the best North-American undergraduate or graduate essay “in any risky or marginal field of classical studies.” Chiara was invited to Oberlin to present her paper at the beginning of the month.