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Latin Tea

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January 23, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

This week's Latin author:  Plautus
Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

January 30, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

February 6, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

February 13, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

February 20, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

February 27, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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EVENT CANCELLED - Ryan Balot: "Thucydides on the Perils of Manliness"

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March 2, 2015 5:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Travel interruptions prevent Professor Balot from reaching campus to give his talk as scheduled. If we are able to find another date and time for his visit, we will publicize the new details.

Thucydides was an Athenian historian, philosopher, author, and general. He has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods. He has also been called the father of the school of political realism, which views the relations between nations as based on might rather than right. He showed an interest in developing an understanding of human nature to explain behaviour in such crises as plague, massacres, and civil war.

Ryan Balot, professor of political science and classics at the University of Toronto, will examine the political philosophies of Thucydides through this presentation. Balot is author of Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001) and Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), among other books. He specializes in early modern and classical political thought, and he received his doctorate in Classics at Princeton University.

Before moving to Political Science at Toronto, Balot taught for nearly a decade in the Classics departments at Union College and Washington University in St. Louis, as both a Greek historian and a classical philologist. His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Teagle Foundation of New York. His essays and reviews have appeared in such venues as Political Theory, Ancient Philosophy, Social Research, and The Journal of Hellenic Studies. His current projects include work on Machiavelli’s republicanism, Aristotle and the mixed regime, and Plato’s Laws.

Professor Balot’s talk is co-sponsored by Bowdoin’s departments of Classics and Government and Legal Studies with support from the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund. The fund was established at Bowdoin College in 1990 by family members, professional colleagues and friends of John C. Donovan, who served as Bowdoin’s DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government from 1965 until his death in 1984. Established through the leadership of Shepard Lee, Bowdoin Class of 1947, this fund is used to support lectures in the field of political science.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Latin Tea

March 6, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

March 27, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

April 3, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

April 10, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

April 17, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

April 24, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

May 1, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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Latin Tea

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May 8, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

Latin students of every level are invited to join Professor Michael Nerdahl for a weekly reading of Latin, with servings of tea and cookies.  Various short excerpts will be chosen ranging from epic poems of antiquity to Medieval satirical comedy.  No preparation is expected nor required, readings will be distributed upon arrival. The goal is simply to enjoy snacks and warm drink, to meet fellow Latin lovers, to suffer Michael's endearingly bad jokes, to translate whatever Latin we can, and to discuss its relative merits or lack thereof.

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