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Classics Events

Fall 2018 Classics Events

Classics at CMLL Passport Party
When: Wednesday August 22nd, 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Foreign Language Building, main lobby
Description: Welcome to prospective students of Classical languages and cultures. Part of RaiderWelcome 2018.

"Lawgivers or Tyrants? Plutarch's Lives and the contested status of the "Founding Fathers" in Revolutionary-era America" - Dr. Sydnor Roy
When: Monday September 17th 2018, 5:30pm
Location: Senate Room, SUB
Description: Dr. Roy, Assistant Professor of Classics, Texas Tech University will be giving this talk as part of the Institute for Western Civilization's program on the Constitution and the American Character.
~For more information, click here

'Taming the Desert: The Brown University Petra Terraces Project' - Mr. Evan Levine
When: Thursday, September 27th 2018, at 5:30pm
Location: EDUC 0001
Description: Mr. Levine, PhD Student, JIAAW, Brown University will give us his insights into The Brown University Petra Terraces Project.
~ Co-supported by Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

'King Richard III: The Resolution of a 500 year old Cold Case' - Dr. Turi King
When: Thursday October 11th 2018, 5:30pm
Location: EDUC 0001
Description: Dr. King, Professor of Public Engagement and Reader in Genetics and Archaeology at the University of Leicester, will present the AIA Joukowsky Lecture of the American Institute of Archaeology - Lubbock Branch.

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "The Wicker Man"
When: Thursday October 18th, 7-9pm
Location: FL 105
Description: "A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there." (IMDb).

TTU Classics Day
When: Wednesday October 31st, 9:00am-2:30pm
Location: SUB (Student Union Building)
Description: TTU Classics hosts local high schools for a day of Greek and Roman culture, crafts, games, and more!
- Click here for the program
- For more information, contact Dr. William Tortorelli.

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
When: Thursday November 8th, 7-9pm
Location: FL 105
Description: Based on the Classically-inspired play by Shakespeare. "Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love." (IMDb).

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "The Trojan Women"
When: Thursday November 29th, 7-9pm
Location: FL 105
Description: Based on Euripides' tragedy. "The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city." (IMDb).

Spring 2019 Classics Events

'A Classicist on Easter Island' - Dr. David Larmour
When: Thursday January 31st 2018, 5:30pm
Location: TBA

More events and information to follow.

Classical Language & Literature Studies