The Louisiana Classicist

February 18, 2013

Sarah Pomeroy to visit, lecture at LSU

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:46 pm

from Kris Fletcher (LSU):

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you all to a lecture by classicist and historian Dr. Sarah Pomeroy entitled LOVE TRIANGLES AND PYTHAGOREAN WOMEN. The lecture will be Monday, February 25, at 4:30 PM in the Design Auditorium (room 103). The lecture is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the School of Art, the Classical Studies program and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, and the Department of History.

Dr. Sarah Pomeroy is an emerita professor at Hunter College and the author of numerous books including Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, Women in Hellenistic Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra, and Spartan Women. She is also one of the authors of the excellent Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History.

For those of you coming from off campus, you can find information about parking here: If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mike Katchmer ( or me (

Feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested. I look forward to seeing many of you next week.

March 19, 2012

guest speaker Georgia Irby @ LSU

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:45 pm
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a bit of news from Kris Fletcher (LSU)

Albert Watanabe has arranged for Professor Georgia Irby to speak at LSU on Wednesday, March 28th at 4 o’clock PM in 139 Allen Hall on “Mapping Vergil: Cartography and Geography in the Aeneid.”

Dr. Irby is currently an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, but is known to many of you from her time as an instructor at LSU (1998-2002). She has published on a wide variety of topics, including religion, science and natural history in the ancient world, some of which studies have provided the background for this talk, in which, examining the ‘Aeneid’ in the context of Graeco-Roman scientific geography (Eratosthenes, Strabo, etc.), Professor Irby explores Vergil’s seamless manipulation of geography to enhance overarching themes of this great epic. Please join us for this event, and pass on our invitation to your colleagues and students.

This talk will also serve as the informal kick-off to the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, which LSU will be hosting from Wednesday the 28th through Saturday the 31st.

March 10, 2010

Public Lecture at LSU: Prof. Kathy L. Gaca

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 5:23 pm

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Presents a Public Lecture By


Kathy L. Gaca

Associate Professor of Classics

Vanderbilt University


Sexual Enslavement and the Law of the Conqueror in Antiquity




                                                                      Gortyos, Tomb of Philip, Vergina, Macedonia (Photo: Manolis Androniko)


March 18, 2010, 4:30-6 p.m.

Hodges 424



For more information, contact Albert Watanabe,, ph.: 578-9026

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