Acta: Alan Shapiro and the Haverford Olpe by Dennis

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Alan Shapiro, Professor of Archaeology Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, came to Haverford in order to lecture on a vase from our collection.  The vase, titled “Peleus up a Tree,” depicts Achilles’ father Peleus stuck atop a flimsy tree without a weapon, being circled by a boar and a lion.  This vase, which is one of three in the world… Read more »

ACTA: Classics Colloquium (04/06/18) by Rudy

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Classics Colloquium (04/06/18) The Classics Colloquium held on Friday, April 6th focused on the wall paintings and mosaics of Pompeii. Featuring guest speaker Umberto Pappalardo, the Director of the International Center for Pompeian Studies at the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples, the presentation began with a brief history of the tragic morning Mt. Vesuvius erased the city of… Read more »

ACTA: “Beyond Odysseus: Aeneas’ Political Fiction” (Gene)

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Gene Perry ACTA Classics Colloquium         I attended the Classics Colloquium delivered by guest lecturer Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, of the University of Chicago. Bartsch-Zimmer, in “Beyond Odysseus: Aeneas’ Political Fiction,” talked about a variety of points and I will begin with the more general before becoming more specific. First, I was very interested about how in classics there seems to… Read more »