Graduate Student Colloquium

The Department of Classics Graduate Student Colloquium was inaugurated in the spring of 2000 when Christopher Trinacty presented a chapter of his M.A. thesis ("A Poetics of Desire: a Comparative Literary Study of the Hylas Myth"). All departmental graduate students are invited to make a presentation (15-20 mins.) on some aspect of their M.A. research, such as for the thesis or presentation at a scholarly conference. The atmosphere of the Colloquium is informal, congenial, and collegial, and those attending may bring their lunch.

All Spring 2022 colloquia will take place on Fridays from 11:00-12:30pm in Harvill 322C (COVID permitting).


  • Friday, April 29, 11:00-12:30pm
    • The Question of Widespread Governance in Etruria: An Application of Childe's Prerequisites for Urbanization as Proxy for State Formation, Amelia Symm
    • Franchised Medical Temples - The Asclepia of Ancient Greece, Allyson Blanck
    • Marks of Trade on Attic Vases: Distribution and Social Networks, Cole Smith