Proximity and Politics

Democracy has always been intensely physical. But in an age of social distancing and social media, does it remain important to feel the power of the mass, democratic crowd as an expression of popular will? Join us for a conversation on the importance of physical proximity in democracy, ancient and modern. Read more

Seneca’s Thyestes

Join us on Wednesday for a live reading and discussion of Seneca's Thyestes (translation by Paul Murgatroyd), hosted by Joel Christensen (Brandeis University) with special guest Helen Slaney (La Trobe University). Directed by Paul O'Mahony, the featured actors include Tim Delap, Evelyn Miller, Paul O'Mahony, David Rubin, and Sara Valentine. Read more

A Young Woman’s Journey to Womanhood

We are excited to welcome Arti Mehta of Howard University for an Online Open House entitled “ A Young Woman’s Journey to Womanhood: Greek and Indic Models from Menander and Kālidāsa.” The event will take place on Friday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. EST Read more

Symposium on Incarceration

In Honor of Frank M. Snowden Jr.  Friday, February 28, 20209:00am – 5:00pm Overview The Center for Hellenic Studies will host a day-long symposium on prison programming and education, families of the incarcerated, and re-entry and public policy. Schedule 9:00-9:30 – Welcome 9:30-10:45 – Prison Programming and Education Stanley Andrisse,… Read more

Eighteenth Annual Frank M. Snowden, Jr. Lecture and Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Roundtable

Prison without Punishment Jail without Justice:Reflections on the History of Incarceration in Classical Greece and Rome Thursday, February 27, 20205:30-7:00 PM Browsing Room, Founders Library, Howard University500 Howard Pl, NWWashington, DC 20059 Overview For the Eighteenth Annual Frank M. Snowden, Jr. lecture and Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Roundtable, Dr. Read more

Rediscovering Our Humanity

Reading the Classics Behind Bars and Beyond a performance and conversation presented by Howard University and the Center for Hellenic Studies Wednesday, February 26 6:00-7:30pm Founders Library, Howard University 500 Howard Pl NW Washington, DC 20059 Overview Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower (Classics, Rutgers), with the support… Read more