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2018-2019 Meetings*

Unless otherwise indicated, the Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.  We shall convene in the Newman Auditorium in the new Science, Technology and Research Building on the campus of John Burroughs School  (755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124).


November 10, 2018

Professor Nicola Aravecchia, Washington University: 

Life in a Late Roman Village of Egypt's Great Oasis


January 12, 2019

Philip Barnes, John Burroughs School: 

Fellini's Satyricon: Homage or Travesty?


February 9, 2019

Book discussion via Skype with Professor Barry Strauss, Cornell University: 

The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece


March 9, 2019

Rebecca Sears, Washington University: 

Translating Ovid into Musical Pictures: The Metamorphosen Symphonies of Karl Dittersdorf.


April 13, 2019

Jon Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign:

"You're on Pandora!"  Greco-Roman Allusions in Popular Cinema



 May, 2019 Annual Banquet

(Date/Location to be announced)

James V. Lowe, John Burroughs School:

A Boy, a Book, a Bomb, and a Biography




*in lieu of an October meeting, Club members and others are cordially invited to attend the annual Mylonas Lecture, at 2:00 p.m., at the St. Louis Art Museum. 

Professor Eric Cline, Geo. Washington University: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed