Department of Classics

Classics' Podcasts and Videos

UT Ancient Drama's performance of Aristophanes' "Peace"

This play was performed in the Spring of 2018. 

"The Great Latke-Hamentash Debate of 2018!" Featuring Professor Ayelet Haimson-Lushkov

Texas Hillel, Texas Hillel Grad Students, and the UT Jewish Legal Society present the Great(est) Latke-Hamentashen Debate of 2018!

"Why Bob Dylan Matters" with Richard Thomas, Daniel Goldmark, and Tom Palaima

Harvard Classics Professor, teacher since 2004 of the freshman seminar, “Bob Dylan”, and celebrated ‘Dylanologist’ Richard F. Thomas makes a compelling case for why the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan endure and inspire us.  Thomas discusses his new book Why Bob Dylan Matters with MacArthur Fellow and fellow Dylanologist Thomas Palaima and Professor Daniel Goldmark, Director of CWRU’s Center for Popular Music Studies. 

This event, co-sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives and the CWRU Center for Popular Music Studies, was held at November 16th, 2017, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Full video below. 

Full recording of the 2017 Battle Lecture "'I Will Build a Great, Great Wall' Ancient City Walls, Trump, and the Rhetoric of Fortification" presented by Professor Sarah Bond, University of Iowa

Interview with Professor Ayelet Haimson-Lushkov on Tom Ashbrook's WBUR program "On Point"

Film project by two ninth grade students from Robinson HS on the Greek god Ares featuring Professor Palaima

UT Ancient Drama's paratragic performance of the Phaedra

Aquila Conference on Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks

"Bob Dylan: Looking Foward By Looking Back" A ULS Panel Organized by Tom Palaima and Dave Junker

Palaima interview Aquila Our Warrior Chorus John Aielli on Eklektikos KUTx 98.9FM Austin on 3/20/17

WBUR Boston podcast PALAIMA Boston University Lecture 2/27/17: Personal Agency and the Big Switch 1962-1964: Thucydides, Bob Dylan, and Stanley Kubrick. 

Bob Dylan and England 

Thomas Palaima

The announcement of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize award has drawn a wide a range of responses as everything else Dylan has done during his career over the past half century. In this post-Nobel talk, Tom Palaima will discuss Bob Dylan’s relationship with Britain, devoting attention to features of Dylan’s creative genius, the nature of his art, sources of his themes, and his ‘insights into the human condition’. Tom Palaima, a Macarthur Fellow (1985-1990), is the Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor of Classics, and Director of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory. For 25 years he has taught seminars on war and violence with the purpose of ‘seeing who we are as human beings and why we do what we do’. One of his courses in the Spring Semester 2017 is entitled ‘Bob Dylan’s Social-Historical Imagination’.

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"Word and Action: What effect expressions of thought, ideas, and values [about war] have on the lives we live." Talk given by Professor Thomas Palaima at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin Public Affairs Forum #1549 - 12/6/15. 

Peter Meineck's Colloquium Lecture 9-16-15 New Thoughts on Ancient Greek Theatre

This podcast was recorded from this event

National Hellenic Museum