CONF:Legitimating Violence – In honor of Larissa Bonfante

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The NYU Center for Ancient Studies presents the annual Ranieri
Colloquium on Ancient Studies,
Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

A colloquium in honor of Larissa Bonfante.

The conference will take place in Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 102, Silver
Center for Arts and Science, 32
Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible), New
York, NY. The event is free of charge
and open to the public, and seating is by general admission. There
will be a wine reception after
Thursday’s evening session.

For more information about the event, please see details below, visit, or contact the College

Dean’s Office at 212.998.8100;
kenkidd AT

Thursday, September 24, 2009
5:00 P.M. Welcome
MATTHEW S. SANTIROCCO, Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and
Science, and Angelo J. Ranieri
Director of Ancient Studies, New York University

Larissa Bonfante and NYU
DAVID LEVENE, New York University

Legitimating Violence and Caesar’s Toga
MICHELE LOWRIE, University of Chicago

5:45 P.M. Violence and Cruelty in Ritual
HENK VERSNEL, University of Leiden

7:00 P.M. Reception

Friday, September 25, 2009
9:00 A.M. Cicero’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Lynching’
ANDREW RIGGSBY, University of Texas at Austin

10:00 A.M. How Republican was the Roman Republic?
CLIFFORD ANDO, University of Chicago

11:30 A.M. “These are men whose minds the Dead have ravished”: Combat
Trauma and the Tragic
PETER MEINECK, New York University

12:30 P.M. Lunch Break

1:30 P.M. Vows and Violence: The Dilemma of Judge Jephthah of Israel
JACK SASSON, Vanderbilt University

2:30 P.M. Blood is Seed: Martyrdom and the Fracture of Ancient
Political Theology
ADAM BECKER, New York University

This colloquium is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the
Ancient World, the Institute of
Fine Arts, and the Departments of Classics, Anthropology, and Hebrew
and Judaic Studies, NYU.