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CCIV 201 Presents: TROY

From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13 comes this reminder that it’s almost December:

Sponsored by the Classical Studies Department.  Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean(CCIV 201) is hosting a showing of Troy, followed by a discussion of the historicity of the movie and its portrayal of events.

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: 113 Downey House
Cost: ~~_|_~~

How to Kill a Prisoner: The Poetics of Bondage in Ancient Greece


Anonymous ’13 writes in about a lecture lecture given by Marcus Folch of Columbia University, sponsored by the Classical Studies Department:

The ancient Greeks were the first peoples in Europe to invent a prison system. Marcus Folch will explore how and why the prison emerged in Greece (especially Athens), how it operated and altered the societies in which it evolved, and how ancient Greeks rationalized changing technologies of bondage within their legal systems, ideological frameworks, and literary and philosophical traditions.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200, 294 High Street)