Greco-Roman Lunch: 2020-21

Greco-Roman Lunch is sponsored by the Classics Department and convenes roughly every other week by Zoom (in normal times, in the Fellows’ Room at Saybrook College). The invitation list comprises faculty and graduate students from the Departments of Classics, History, Art History, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, and others. Gatherings at noon for lunch and a presentation by one of the participants. A brief discussion period follows. The focus of papers ranges freely and explore every aspect of the Greco-Roman world. (Lunch is provided free to those who are not on a meal plan.)

Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes long, in order to leave about 15 minutes for discussion. Likewise, presentations need not be final products; we also welcome works-in-progress or workshop-style presentations as the presenter prefers.

Dates and tentative titles for the Spring are:

March 8: Joseph Morgan, “Negotiating under Horus’ Gaze: Spatial Measures of State Formation and Social Trust in Ptolemaic Middle Egypt”
March 15: Nebojsa Todorovic, “Translating Trauma, Visualizing Tragedy: Martone and Angelopolous in Comparison”
April 12: Lillian Sellati, “Herakles the Lion-slayer on the Ancient Silk Routes, from Dura-Europos to Gandhara”
April 19: Marie-Ange Rakotoniaina, “Tales of the Days: Augustine, the Sabbath and the (Re)Invention of the Christian Week”
May 3: Trisha Gupta, “Penetrating, Piercing, and Androgenizing: The Linguistic Defining, Redefining, and Blurring of Gender in The Beowulf Manuscript and the Skylitzes Chronicle”

Zoom links will be sent to mailing lists, or email the organizers:

Francesca Beretta, Classics and Comparative Literature

Nazim C. Serbest, Classics and History

Emily Helm, Classics