Singers and Tales – Schedule

Singers and Tales in the 21st Century: The Legacies of Milman Parry and Albert Lord Conference Program Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. Friday, December 3 9:15-9:30 Registration 9:30-9:45 Opening remarks 9:45-11:15 Formula and Theme Egbert Bakker, “Homeric Formulas and the… Read more

Fellows List – Alphabetical

Complete List of Former Fellows Former fellows are listed alphabetically by last name. Last update August 8, 2012. A-B | C-D | E-F | G-H | I-K | L-M | N-Q | R-S | T-V | W-Z… Read more

Classics in Undergraduate Liberal Eduation – Study

Classics in Undergraduate Liberal Education A study conducted by the Center for Hellenic Studies, in conjunction with the Teagle Foundation’s The Disciplines and Undergraduate Education Initiative The Center for Hellenic Studies has recently completed a fifteen-month study on classics and undergraduate liberal education. This project is one of six examining… Read more

Discussion Series: Athenian Law Lectures

An Introduction to the Athenian Legal System Victor Bers and Adriaan Lanni Yale University and Harvard University Suggested Reading: Demosthenes 54, Against Conon “In the criminal justice system, the People are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime, and… Read more

Greeks on Greekness: Tim Whitmarsh

Greeks on Greekness Colloquium Abstract Tim Whitmarsh, St. John’s College, Cambridge; now University of Exeter “The sincerest form of imitation: flattery and constancy” ‘Friendship’ (philia) was one of the most fundamental components of Greek society: from Homer through elegy, tragedy, Plato and beyond, it is repeatedly proposed as the glue… Read more

Greeks on Greekness: Ruth Webb

Greeks on Greekness Colloquium Abstract Ruth Webb, Princeton University “Fiction, Mimesis, and the Performance of the Greek Past in the Second Sophistic” What strikes the modern reader most forcibly about the practice of declamation, which lay at the heart of Philostratos’ conception of the ‘Second Sophistic’ is the apparent obsession… Read more

Greeks on Greekness: Greg Woolf

Greeks on Greekness Colloquium Abstract Greg Woolf, University of St. Andrews “Playing Games with Greeks.” This paper took its departure from Pliny Epistulae 4.22 which begins by relating Pliny’s participation at the consilium of Trajan when it discussed an appeal from the city of Vienne against the decision of one… Read more

Greeks on Greekness: Giusto Traina

Greeks on Greekness Colloquium Abstract Giusto Traina, University of Lecce “Looking for Greekness in Ancient Iran and Armenia” Imperial interpretation of Hellenism, as we find it in the writers of the Second Sophistic, has strongly marked modern scholarship. But such witnesess are less than impartial: witness the analysis of Apollonius… Read more