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New York Classical Club Annual Winter Conference 2018

  • Jurow Hall, Silver Center - New York University 100 Washington Square East New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

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.

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