Raoul Bertrand Lecture

Since 2005, the department has sponsored the annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture, which aims at introducing the scholarship of a nationally renowned Classical scholar to the department, campus, and community.

History of Raoul Bertrand Lecture speakers
Scholar/Topic Year
Kathryn Morgan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Talking to Tyrants: Pindar and the Construction of Sicilian Monarchy
2005
Amy Richlin (University of Southern California)
Marcus + Fronto: the Reception of Roman Homoeroticism in the 19th Century
2006
Paul Woodruff (University of Texas, Austin)
The Necessity of Plato's Metaphysics
2007
John Clarke (University of Texas, Austin)
Roman Eyes: What Ancient Viewers Knew and Saw
2008
Jonathan Hall (University of Chicago)
Excavating Tradition in Ancient Rome: Romulus and Saint Peter
2009
Susanna Braund (University of British Columbia)
Women Ventriloquizing Women: Explorations and Extensions of Classical Myth
2010
Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania)
Roasting, Boasting, and the Varieties of Greek Invective
2011
Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan)
The Embryology of Central Italian Cities: Recent Insights from Gabii and S. Omobono
2012
Andrew Ford (Princeton University)
What's the Point of Aristotle's Poetics?
2013
Brent Vine (University of California, Los Angeles)
biass biítam, valetudinem vitam: On Alliteration in Italic Curse Texts
2014

Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania)
The Sacks of Rome: 390 BC-2015 AD

2015

Sarah Iles Johnston (Ohio State University)
The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives

2016

Walter Scheidel (Stanford University)
TBD

2017