Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS 9/6/17: Lucan’s Pompey and Athenian Tribute Lists

This past Friday Ludovico Pontiggia and Leah Lazar gave the final GIS presentations of the term.  Ludovico began the session with a presentation about the death and burial of Pompey in Lucan’s Bellum Civile.  Drawing on Horace Odes 3.30 as a model for a metapoetic interpretation of the closure of Bellum Civile 8, Ludovico argued … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS: Case Endings in Mycenaean Greek and Transfer of Information in Heliodorus’s Aethiopica

This week at GIS we had two papers discussing a similar question from different angles: how to make sense of transmitted information, and in particular, how to decode language.   Our first speaker was Katie Shields, who presented on Mycenaean Greek and Hittite, two Indo-European languages attested in the late 2nd millennium BCE.  Katie’s paper … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS 12/5/17: The Evolution of Medusa and Underground Storage in Late Iron Age Iberia

  This week at GIS we had two fascinating presentations on two very different aspects of change and evolution in the Classical world.  First to present was Di Yan, with a paper entitled, ‘Let the Masks Speak: Multiple Images of Medusa and the Gendered Expression.’  In her paper, Di discussed the iconographical evolution of Medusa, … Continue reading