Antonis Kotsonas of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU, will give a lecture on his work, "The Labyrinth: from the Bronze Age to Modern Times."
As the speaker himself explains: “The Cretan Labyrinth has fascinated scholars and the wider public since antiquity. Traditionally, it has been regarded as a monument that did once exist, and it has been widely identified with the Minoan palace of Knossos. I argue that this approach has underestimated the variety and complexity of references to the Cretan Labyrinth and its capacity for metamorphosis from abstract memory to tangible monument and for relocation from one Cretan site to another.”
The New York Classical Club's Classical Theater Competition
This year's play is Sophocles' Antigone and contestants should adapt Sophocles' tale of civil disobedience and familial conflict to a 15-20 minute performance.
Send completed forms to: Prof. Matthew McGowan, Department of Classics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458
The New York Classical Club invites you to send your student to this year's Latin Sight Translation Contest. Monetary awards are available to the top three translators in each of the 5 different divisions of the competition.
Your high school teacher must refer you for this contest and must send an accurate number of students along with their names to Ms. Talia Varonos-Pavlopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2018.
The division levels for the competition are as follows:
Caesar (Division I) Cicero (Division II) Ovid (Division III)
Vergil (Division IV) Horace (Division V)
Living the Good Life
Lucretius & Epicureanism from Ancient to Modern
10:00am - 10:30am Registration and Refreshments
10:30am - 10:45am Welcome
10:45am - 1:00pm Session 1
10:45 "Lucretius and Empedocles" - David Sider, New York University
11:45 "An Epicurean Discourse on Love: Lucretius, Philodemus, and Sulpicia" - Erin McKenna Hanses, Fordham University
12:45 Reports of recipients of 2017 NYCC Summer Scholarships
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch for Registrants
2:00pm – 6:00pm Session 2
2:00 “Max Radin’s Atticus on Octavian: from Epicurus My Master.” - Ron Janoff, Co-President, New York Classical Club
2:30 "Was Memmius a Good King?" - Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania
3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00 “Was Julius Caesar an Epicurean?” - Katharina Volk, Columbia University
5:00 "Lucretius and the Jesuits: The De Rerum Natura in early modern Jesuit Texts" - Matthew McGowan, Fordham University
6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception
Sponsored by the New York Classical Club and co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Classics and the Center for Ancient Studies.
The Tabula Iliaca of New York (currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) combines a pictorial retelling of the Trojan War with an idiosyncratic word game on the reverse side that has not yet been fully deciphered. This talk introduces the fascinating group of early Imperial stone plaques known as the Tabulae Iliacae, their transformation of Homeric epic in a Roman context, and their linguistic play, with particular attention to the unsolved mysteries of the New York tablet.
This year's Fall Lecture will be given by Prof. David Petrain (Hunter College - CUNY)
This event takes place in the South Lounge at the Lincoln Center Campus.
Keynote Speaker: Renato Oniga (Università di Udine) This workshop combines the field of Linguistics and the teaching of Latin. It aims to discuss current issues around Latin teaching (particularly at the high school level), using Linguistics to revive Latin instruction, and other related topics.
Registration is free at www.stonybrook.edu/llw.
Further questions can be directed to email@example.com.
The NYCC is not responsible for this event but is helping to promote it! It should be relevant to Latin teachers and other members of our community. Please visit their website for more information
The New York Classical Club's Classical Theater Competition
This year's play is Tales From Ovid's Metamorphoses and contestants should adapt one or more of Ovid's timeless tales of transformation to a 15-20 minute performance. Monetary prizes will be awarded.
Please submit a completed application via email or snail-mail to Matthew McGowan by Friday April 28th, 2017.
Send completed forms to:
Matthew McGowan, Department of Classics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458
Jessica Lamont of Yale University will give a lecture on her work, Magic, Witchcraft, and Curses in Classical Greece.
In the speaker's own words:
From the fringes of empire to the very heart of Rome, from low-brow social reprobates to well-born Athenian society, the practice of magic was alive and well in Classical antiquity. This talk examines the evidence for the so-called magical practice of "cursing" in Classical Greece, engaging with issues of binding spells, magical texts and objects, positional context, and ritualized actions in discussing new finds from ancient Greece.
Awards to follow.
The college level Latin and Greek sight translation will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at NYU. For further information and to register, please contact Professor David Sider, firstname.lastname@example.org. Prof Sider will be able to confirm time and location of the event.
The Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Contests are hosted to encourage students to acquire both facility and enjoyment in the oral performance of works of Greek and Latin literature, all of which were originally created with the intention of their being performed orally and not read silently.
In order to be eligible for the contest you must be a student of Greek or Latin (elementary, secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate level). Contestants may compete for both the Greek and Latin prizes, or for either one. Memorization of the performed text remains optional and will not be a criterion in the evaluation of the contestants.
All interested contestants should reach out to Erin McKenna at email@example.com by April 1, 2017. Monetary prizes will be awarded.
Greek Drama and Modern Realities
Jurow Hall, Silver Center (NYU), 100 Washington Sq East, New York, NY, 10003
10:00 - 10:30 AM Registration and Refreshments
10:30 AM Mabel Hay Barrow's Ajax in New York, 1903: Immigrants and the Elite (Ron Janoff, Co-President, NYCC)
11:15 AM Repairing the World through Myth and Drama (Robert Landy, Professor of Drama Therapy, NYU)
12:00 Noon Staging Greek Drama at Montclair State University (Jerise Fogel, Montclair State University)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Buffet Lunch for Registrants
2:00 PM Brief Report of NYCC Scholarship Recipients
2:30 PM Ancient Drama / Modern Veterans: War and Homecoming Then and Now (Peter Meineck, Aquila Theater & NYU)
3:15 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group: Director's Perspectives on Performing Plays in Greek and Latin. A roundtable discussion with Claire Catenaccio (Columbia), Melinda Powers (John Jay), and Rachel Herzog (NYU). Moderated by Helene Foley (Barnard)
6:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception