Lectures and Tours

Ancient and Modern Perceptions

of Roman Myth, Memoryand Culture

Lecture Series



All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings

in the Charlotte Y Martin Lecture Hall in the Jundt Art Center (Jundt 110)

The lectures are free and open to all



September 22
Myth and Memory in the Roman Historical Imagination
Professor Alain Gowing, University of Washington



September 29
Livy’s Legendary Ladies
Professor Ellen Millender, Reed College



October 6
(Re)imag(in)ing Republican Rome: Visions of State and International Power
Professor Sarah Davies, Whitman College



October 13
The Spirit of Roman Republican Coinage
Professor Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane University



October 20
Making Our Hair Stand on End: Medusa in Mythology and (Versus?) Medusa in Modern and Contemporary Cultural Texts
Professor Ann Ciasullo, Gonzaga University



October 27
Graeco-Roman Wellsprings: Antiquity’s Voice in Avant Garde Painting and Design
Professor Tony Osborne, Gonzaga University



November 3
The Other Side of the Coin: Spinning the Roman Historical Myth
Professor Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon (Humanities WA Lecture)



November 10
The 2016–17 Alphonse A. and Geraldine F. Arnold Fund Lecture
Elite Negotiation and Consensus Building: Rewriting Early Roman Imperialism
Professor Nicolas Terrenato, University of Michigan



November 17
The Half-Life of Miracles: Replicas and Imitations of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Professor Jennifer Tobin, University of Illinois-Chicago



December 1
Rome as Cinematic Myth: Screening a New Spartacus
Professor Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico