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The Fall of Troy and the Play of Language on the Tabula Iliaca of New York

  • Fordham University Lincoln Center 113 West 60 Street New York, NY, 10023 United States of America (map)

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.