Alessandro Barchiesi, a professor at the University of Siena at Arezzo and Stanford University, will deliver “Vergil’s Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy,” the Rose-Marie Lewent Memorial Lecture, on Wednesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. at New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).
The lecture is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies, NYU’s Office of the Dean for Humanities, and the university’s Department of Classics.
The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.992.7978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street)
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies was created in 1996 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the past. Directed by Senior Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Matthew S. Santirocco and supported largely through endowment, the Center funds travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, annual research conferences and lectures, and summer outreach seminars for faculty from throughout the United States. Scholarly organizations that are based at the Center include the professional journal Classical World; the American section of the Institute for Etruscan and Italic Studies and its journal, Etruscan News; and the Aquila Theatre Company.