The 2018 Fordyce Mitchel Lecturer is Paul Christesen, WIlliam R. Kennan Professor of Ancient Greek History (Dartmouth College).
This year the lecture series will comprise three lectures, sponsored by the Department of History:
SPARTANS GETTING NAKED: ANCIENT SPARTA AND THE ORIGINS OF GREEK ATHLETIC NUDITY
Monday, October 8 – 4:00 PM (Middlebush 212)
All faculty and graduate students interested in the ancient Greek and Roman world or its reception in later periods are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be delivered at the Eugene Lane Occasional Papers session on Thursday, 15 November 2018, from 4:00 until 6:30 PM in Swallow Hall 101 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.
The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies (AMS) addresses all aspects of life in ancient Greece and Rome, North Africa, the Near East, and other ancient and medieval civilizations bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
The Roman goddess Venus was the patron deity of the city of Pompeii, and her temple occupied a prominent location at the southern edge of the site, overlooking the river plain below.
Professor Gurd will be spending 2018-2019 as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, working on a large-scale project called Auditory Culture in Greco-Roman Antiquity, an ongoing, multi-volume project which aims to document and interpret the cultural uses of sound in antiquity. Its subject matter includes all ancient attempts to theorize, manipulate, and exploit sound.
Although some graduate programs at MU will close or merge with others, the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies will continue to offer its MA and PhD degrees.
From the Princeton Review:
Matthew Harder, a graduate student studying the topography of Rome and cultural interactions in central Italy, has been awarded a Research Alumni Program Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin. This prestigious fellowship will allow him to spend a 6-week research stay in Berlin, where he will be hosted by the FU Institut für
Congratulations to Aidan Alemifar, the winner of the 2018 Ferd Labrunerie Prize in Ancient Greek, and to Erica Rose Hampton, the 2018 winner of the Wake Foster Prize for Latin.
We are very sad to report that William Biers, Professor Emeritus of Greek Art and Archaeology, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 12. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Biers was a specialist in Greek archaeology and ceramics (especially “plastic” vases), and in ancient technologies.