Monday, April 22

AIA Lecture:"'Tail' of Two Cities: Animals in Cultural Life in Ancient Athens and Pompeii"

Michael MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg)

Wriston Auditorium, 7:30PM

FREE and open to the public

Tuesday, April 23

Ottilia Buerger Coin Collection: Interactive Exhibit

Come enjoy an up-close look at some fine examples from our coin collection. Among the dazzling medallion and 11 other examples, one is a fake. Can you spot it? Students and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Wriston Print Room, 2-4PM

Lecture: "Frank Miller's Thermopylaes"

"Comic book artist Frank Miller has been obsessed with the narrative of the 480 B.C. battle of Thermopylae from his earliest years. His engagement with the infamous battle between Greeks and Persians and the ideas that it represented began in the early years of his career in the 1980s and continues into the present. This paper will compare two major versions of the battle that occurred several years apart (Sin City: The Big Fat Kill [1993/4] and 300 [1998]) as well as numerous allusions to the battle in Miller's other works, including his forays into film. The aim is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how the superhero genre of comics relates to classical antiquity and how Miller as an individual understands the battle's meaning to our present."

Vince Tomasso (Ripon College)

Wriston Auditorium, 5PM

Informal Classics Dinner

Location TBD

Wednesday, April 24

The Classic Cookie

Decorate (free) cookies to look like shields and ancient coins!

Main Hall, 11-1PM

Classics Happy Hour

We invented the symposium. Find out why.

The Viking Room, 4:30PM

Thursday, April 25

Staging Lyrical Poetry

Gwen Mullaney '13

The Cloak Theatre, 8PM

Movie: Title TBD

The Classics have inspired scores of Hollywood films. Come see one for yourself.

Location TBD

Friday, April 26

Encore Presentation: Staging Lyrical Poetry

Gwen Mullaney '13

The Cloak Theatre, 8PM

"Classics at Lawrence"

Prepared by Sasha Ross and the Lawrence University Archives

First Floor of the Seeley Mudd Library

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