ARISTOPHANES AND POLITICS

An international conference.

September 30 & October 1, 2016, Columbia University.

Co-presented by the Onassis Foundation (USA)

Co-sponsored by the Classical Studies Graduate Program at Columbia University

 

The conference program can be found here. Abstracts can be read here.

Be sure not to miss the production of Aristophanes' Knights – an adaptation by Brittany Johnson – that will take place in connection with the conference at 8pm on 9/28, 9/29 and 9/30 in Barnard's Glicker-Milstein Theatre. 

Chris Christie and Ben Carson, ill-treated servants of a cruel mistress—the People—set out to find a politician so morally bankrupt that he is able to overthrow the most politically deft of all of the People's servants: the lying, crooked Hillary Kleon. They find an unlikely hero in loud-mouthed businessman Donald Trump, aided by a chorus of discarded Republican candidates including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina and a slightly less than willing Jeb Bush.

For more information and ticket sales, please visit Knights' Facebook page.


Franz von Lenbach's 1897 portrait of Theodor Mommsen (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Franz von Lenbach's 1897 portrait of Theodor Mommsen (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

 

November 30, 2017 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel laureate Roman historian Theodor Mommsen. CAM will mark the occasion with a one-day conference.

Watch this space for more information in the coming months.


The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM)

The Center, otherwise known as CAM, is an interdepartmental initiative at Columbia University in the City of New York which seeks to link together all the faculty, students and numerous departments that have an interest in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining areas. It is simultaneously a mechanism for coordinating courses, an information source, and a means of organizing conferences and other scholarly encounters.


THANKS TO...

CAM gratefully acknowledges the generous funding of our many individual donors, as well as the following institutions and organizations:

THE FELLOWS OF THE CENTER FOR THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN

THE ARETE FOUNDATION

THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

N.W. NORTON & COMPANY

Your donation will ensure that the Center continues to thrive and to promote the study of the ancient Mediterranean world.

 Please follow the above link which leads to the Columbia Giving website. Select under "School or Division", "Arts and Sciences (Interdepartmental)", then in "Select a designation", choose "Center for the Ancient Mediterranean Discretionary Gift".

recent publications:

2015

Across the Ocean: Nine Essays on Indo-Mediterranean Trade. 

Edited by Federico De Romanis, Universita di Roma “Tor Vergata” and Marco Maiuro, Columbia University.

 

Purchase HERE.


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