Classics Events

Weekly Event: Tea@2
Every Friday 2:00 PM
OM 219

The Classics Department and Classics Club host a tea every Friday, 2-3 p.m. that Canisius College holds classes during the academic year. Our Friday Teas@2 are in Old Main 219 (Campus Ministry Conference Room). Everyone is welcome to come chat about the classical world (and anything else on your mind) while we enjoy tea and cookies.  Not a fan of tea? Come anyway!!  We’d like to get to know you better!


Brown Bag Seminar Series

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:45-12:45

Dr. Rebecca Krawiec
Student Center, Room 207
"Female Men of God: Women and Christianity in Fourth-Century Egypt"

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:30-12:30 PM

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, S.J.
Student Center, Room 207 
“Thinking about God: Aquinas and Hegel”

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stanley Zolnowski
Student Center, Room 207
"Ptolemy I: Legitimizing a Dynasty” 

Bring your lunch and join the discussion. The seminars are free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 11:50-12:50

Kristina Laun, ICMS, ITS staff, Department of Fine Arts former adjunct
Student Center, Room 207
"The Buffalo Bronzes: Chinese Tomb Vessels at the Buffalo Museum of Science"

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Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:45-12:45

Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Associate Professor
Department of Religious Studies and Theology
Student Center, Room 207
"Lost and Unknown Gospels: the Search for Jewish Writings on Jesus"

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:50-12:50

Dr. Thomas Banchich, Emeritus Professor
Departments of Classics and History
Student Center, Room 207
"Homer Dolos and the Heroic Virtue of Dishonesty"

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Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11:45-12:45

Cameron More, Student Major in Classics, History, and Philosophy
Student Center, Room 207


Rose Ensemble
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
Montante Cultural Center

Described as sacred, secular, folk, and classical, "Land of Three Faiths" takes listeners on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. 

This event is funded through the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, the Dean of Arts & Sciences, the Classics Department, the ArtsConnect Grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and ArtsCanisius.

"This engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts."


Classical Association of Western New York Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM
OM 303

Dr. Davide Salvo

The Classics Department is hosting the CAWNY annual Fall meeting on Saturday, October 13th at Canisius College, Old Main 303, at 10:00 am. The guest speaker for the meeting, Davide Salvo, adjunct professor of Classics at Canisius, will deliver a talk, "Political and Social Attitudes towards Immigrants in Late Antiquity: the Case of the Goths.”  The meeting is free and open to the public.


Scholars in Action Conversation
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dr. Anthony Kaldellis


Innaugural Thomas M. Banchich Lecture in Classics
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 PM
Grupp Fireside Lounge

Dr. Anthony Kaldellis

Classicists rarely pay attention to the medieval Christian civilization of Byzantium and often regard it as having little bearing on the study of classical antiquity. For Anthony Kaldellis, the reality is quite different. Byzantium not only preserved the Greek classical tradition but selectively reshaped it, repackaged it, and devised many of the interpretive and textual tools for its study that we continue to rely on. In fact, it turns out that our Greek classical canon is the Byzantine classical canon.

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Medieval and Renaissance Musical Lecture
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4:30-5:30 PM


"The Digital Transition at the Archaeological Site of Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4 p.m.
Dr. Kevin Garstki, postdoctoral fellow at the University at Buffalo’s Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology
The Digital Transition at the Archaeological Site of Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus
Grupp Fireside Lounge
This lecture is co-sponsored by Digital Humanities and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies


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