Texas Tech University

Classics Events

Fall 2020

The Tech Classical Society:
Annual General Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 29th, 4pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please see the TCS Facebook page.
Description: All former, current, and prospective TTU Classics students welcome!

Organized by the TTU Classics Graduate Students:
EOS Special Session of READS - TTU Session
When: Tuesday, September 29th, 4pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. Advance registration required.
Description: For a description, please click here.

CMLL Junior Faculty Research Showcase, Part I
When: Friday, October 2nd, 3-5pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. Internal event.
Description: Including Dr. Linda Gosner, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University.

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
The Anatomy of an Ancient Naval Battle - Dr. William M. Murray
When: Thursday, October 29th, 5:30pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.

Description: A lecture by Dr. William M. Murray, Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History, Department of History, University of South Florida. Professor Murray writes:

“Toward the end of the First Punic War (264-241 B.C.), the Romans made a final effort to gain control of Western Sicily. They built new ships to make up for the losses of previous years and redoubled their efforts to gain control of Carthaginian strongholds, which they placed under siege. In response, the Carthaginians outfitted a relief fleet of warships and transports, which they loaded with supplies. On 10 March, 241 B.C., the Roman fleet destroyed this relief force as it sailed in from the west in what proved to be the last sea battle of the First Punic War.

Guided by a fisherman's recovery of a single bronze warship ram, the Sicilian Soprintendenza del Mare initiated a joint underwater project with RPM Nautical Foundation in 2005 and, together, they found the ancient debris field of the battle—the first ever discovered from an ancient sea battle. After two decades of research, only a portion of the full battle zone has been discovered and mapped. Rich in finds (23 bronze rams, 30+ helmets, multiple sword concretions, hundreds of amphoras destined for the troops ashore, etc.), this site allows us to attempt what has never before been possible, the analysis of an actual sea battle with reference to both historical texts and physical evidence. Guided by this goal, the lecture will detail the stages of a typical naval battle before introducing the peculiarities and problems posed by the new Egadi evidence.”

CMLL Work in Progress Workshop
When: Friday, October 23rd, 3-5pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. Internal event.
Description: Featuring Dr. Linda Gosner, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University.

CMLL Junior Faculty Research Showcase, Part II
When: Friday, November 6th, 3-5pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. Internal event.
Description: Including Dr. William Tortorelli, Assistant Professor of Practice in Classics, and Dr. Pamela Zinn, Assistant Professor of Classics, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University.

TTU Classical Society Movie Nights
Usually Friday nights, F2020 virtual. See the TCS Facebook page for details.

TTU Classical Society Weekly Study Halls
Tuesdays 3-5pm, F2020 virtual. See the TCS Facebook page for details.

For our graduate workshop series, please see the graduate workshop page.

More events and information to follow.

Please also check the AIA Events page.

For past events, please click here.

Classical Language & Literature Studies

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