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The life and works of Greek comedy playwright Aristophanes were celebrated in the Reading Room with a lecture by Associate Professor of Classics, Susan Prince, a performance of his play Lysistrata by graduate students from Classics and CCM, accompanied by 'Dionysian' music performed by graduate students from CCM, and a book exhibition, followed by a reception of Greek foods, March 2019. 

The 2000th anniversary of the Roman poet Ovid's death was commemorated in the Reading Room with a lecture about his life, readings by visiting assistant professors Bridget Langley and Colin Shelton, from his poem, the Metamorphoses, in Latin and English translation by English poet Ted Hughes, and a performance of Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by CCM graduate student Yo Shionoya, and a book exhibition, followed by a reception of ancient Roman plant-based foods that could have been eaten by Ovid and his contemporaries, March 2018. 

Professor Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan, gave a talk in the Reading Room on her archival research to learn about the life of Eva Palmer-Sikelianos (1874–1952) and her correspondence with Natalie Clifford Barney (born in Dayton, Ohio), October 2018. 

Virtual Tour of the John Miller Burnam Classics Library, June 2017.


Coming soon:

"An Evening with Seneca"

"Celebrating Peter van MInnen, John Miller Burnam Professor of Classics"

"Greek Refugees from Asia Minor"