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Joy Connolly (NYU) will becoming to our department as the 2016 George B. Walsh lecturer which will be held on Friday, February 26th at 4 PM in Classics 110

Her lecture is entitled "The Promise of the Classical Canon: Hannah Arendt and the Romans."

A reception will follow.

Clifford Ando has been invited to deliver the Maestro Lectures for 2015 at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Department of Classics announces Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge) as the lecturer for the 2015-16 Classics Lecture Series. He will deliver a series of lectures on "Homer & the Land" throughout the month of October. Visit Events for more information.

The Department of Classics is excited to welcome our incoming students for the 2015-16 year: Amber Ace, Jordan Johansen, Kristie Keller, Mills McArthur, Michael Moore, Alethea Roe, Mary Rosalie Stoner, and Katrina Van Amsterdam.

The Chicago Center for Teaching's fall orientation for graduate lecturers and course assistants, formerly known as the Workshop on Teaching in the College, has been renamed to the Teaching@Chicago Conference. This year's program will take place on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, and each day will be devoted to a specific group. Click here for more information.

Exemplarity and Singularity Book CoverMichèle Lowrie has edited a new volume with Susanne Lüdemann, Exemplarity and Singularity: Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law in the Discourses of Law series at Routledge. Chicago colleagues who have contributed chapters include Clifford Ando, John McCormick, and Robert Morrissey.

Clifford Ando has written a new book, Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire, which was published by the University of Toronto Press in April 2015.

Persius by Shadi BartschShadi Bartsch-Zimmer has written a new book, Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in March 2015.

"You are what you read-so choose carefully, since the wrong kind of food for thought can cause serious mental indigestion. What may seem a mixture of metaphors was plain wisdom to the Stoic satirist Persius, and in this delightful and penetrating analysis of his alimentary, medicinal, and sexual metaphors, Bartsch shows how Persius sought to give his readers a healthier diet. Along the way, she surveys a wealth of classical texts on poisons, remedies, and the body generally. Her book is just what the doctor ordered." —David Konstan, New York University

Michèle Lowrie has been awarded fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin and the Loeb Classical Library Fellowship Foundation for her sabbatical in 2015-16.

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