Connections Series: Biggs Family Residency Reunion Program

8:30 am - 6:30 pm Biggs Family Residency Reunion Program

Admission is complimentary, but space is limited. Registration is required.

The Biggs Family Residency in Classics brings leading classical scholars to campus each year. This year, the Biggs Family Residency in Classics is hosting a reunion of scholars. Please join fellow Arts & Sciences alumni and friends on Thursday, April 12, for a day of presentations followed by a reception.

  • 8:30-9:00 am  Coffee
  • 9:00-9:30 am  Welcome
    Barbara A. Schaal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor
  • 9:30-10:30 am  Robert Wallace, Northwestern University
    Thucydides the Moralist
  • 10:30-11:30 am  Kathleen Coleman, Harvard University
    Material Opulence and Verbal Economy in the Siluae of Statius
  • 1:00-2:00 pm  Erich Gruen, University of California at Berkeley, Emeritus
    Jewish Appropriation of Greek Mythology
  • 2:00-3:00 pm  Daniel Mendelsohn, Bard College
    Auerbach in Istanbul: A Fantasia on Ring Composition
  • 3:30-4:30 pm  Richard Martin, Stanford University
    Panhellenic Poetry, Local Religion: Cults of Zeus in the Iliad
  • 4:30-5:30 pm  Josiah Ober, Stanford University
    The Original Meaning of ‘Democracy’ and Why It Matters Today
  • Reception to follow in Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser-Busch Law School

Please RSVP to Cathy Marler by Thursday, April 5, at 314-935-5123 or email


This event is co-sponsored by Washington University's The Biggs Family Residency in Classics and Arts & Sciences Connections Series.

The Arts & Sciences Connections Series is made possible through the generous support of the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund provide current, expendable income to help launch new academic programs and create exciting new educational opportunities, as well as makes every aspect of Washington University - teaching, research, learning, and community engagement - possible. To support the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, please visit our secure online giving page or contact Associate Director of Development Allison Oberkirsch at 314-935-5249.