Gino Franco Luigi Zarbin, MD Memorial Fund

The Zarbin Lecture program brings scholars to campus every year to present on a topic of interest in the field of Classics. The program was established in July 2010 by Dr. Marco A. Zarbin '78 in memory of his father, Gino Franco Luigi Zarbin, MD.

  • 2017 - Framing Victory: Salamis, the Athenian Acropolis, and the Agora, John Papadopolous, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2016 - A useable classical past? Novelty and tradition in Cicero, Vergil and Hannah: Dr. Joy Connolly, City University of New York
  • 2015 - Adamantia Vasilogamvrou: Excavating a Mycenaean Palace at Ayios Vasileios, Near Sparta
  • 2014 - Carla Antonaccio: How Greek is Greek Art? Originals, Mashups, and Identity in the Past
  • 2013 - Kirk Freudenburg: The Cinematography of Vergil's Aeneid
  • 2012 - Tesse Stek: Sacred Landscapes in Samnium: Rural Cult Places and State Formation in Republican Italy
  • 2011 - Joseph Rife: Life and Death at a Port in Roman Greece: Recent Investigations at Kenchreai

Benefactors' Fund Lecture

The Benefactors' Lecture has been held at Dartmouth each year since 1986 and is usually held on the first Thursday in May. The lecture has been made possible by the generous support of Dartmouth alumni and friends of the Classics Department: 

Previous Benefactors' Fund Lectures

  • 2017 - God-like power? Rome's Imperial Women and Religion, Mary T. Boatwright, Duke University
  • 2016 - Author words and meaning: Plato and the problem of hermeneutics, Stephen Halliwell, University of St. Andrew
  • 2015 - A Maiden's Consent: Romance and Sexual Ethics at the Dawn of Christianity, Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge
  • 2014 - How Greek is Greek Art?  Originals, Mashups, & Identity in the Past; Carla Antonaccio, Duke University *Cancelled*
  • 2013 - Soldiers Home, Life after Battle, Lawrence Tritle, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2012 - Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania; "Oracles, Omens, and Dreams among the Philosophers, A Cognitive Approach to Divination"
  • 2011 - "Reading Between the Poems: Desire and Deception in Ovid Amores 2" Ellen Oliensis, Berkeley
  • 2010 - Pots, Politics and the Impact of Democracy on Athens: How the Iconography of Painted Pottery Changed Between 520 - 440 BC with Robin Osborne, Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2009 - "War, Justice, and Empire in Classical Athens" with David Cohen, Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor in Rhetoric and Classics at University of California at Berkeley
  • 2008 - Finding a New Greek Temple: Excavations and Explorations at Bonjaket in Albania; Jack Davis, University of Cincinnati, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • 2007 - From Roman Games to Reality TV: Spectacles of Humiliation and the Politics of Empire; Daniel Mendelsohn, award winning author, journalist and critic
  • 2006 - Imitation, Evolution, and Cultural Change: Towards a History of Mimetic Regimes; Thomas Habinek, University of Southern California
  • 2005 - Smoking the Womb: Gynecological Therapy in Ancient Greece; Lesley Dean Jones, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004 - What is 'Classical' About Classical Antiquity?; James Porter, University of Michigan
  • 2003 - A Higher Order of Killing: The Origin, Evolution, and Canonization of the Roman Amphitheater; Katherine Welch, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • 2002 - Storytelling, Metamorphosis, and Reliable Narrators in Ovid's Metamorphoses; Michael Simpson, University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2001 - What Augustine Didn't Confess; James O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000 - Roman Selfhood: Sensualists, Stoics, and Spectators in the Early Empire; Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago
  • 1999 - Same Sex Marriage in Roman Law; Bruce Frier, University of Michigan
  • 1998 - Imagining Sappho's Music; Christian Wolff, Dartmouth College
  • 1997 - Feasting on Nature: The Archaeology of Roman Leisure; Bettina Bergmann, Mount Holyoke College
  • 1996 - Stringing the Patriarch's Bow: Honor, Class, and the Family in Homer's Odyssey; William G. Thalmann, University of Southern California
  • 1995 - Hypatia: Lynchings Ancient and Modern; Alan Cameron, Columbia University
  • 1994 - The Art of Livia and the Power of Women in the Age of Augustus; Diana E.E. Kleiner, Yale University
  • 1993 - The Gender of Sound; Anne Carson, McGill University
  • 1992 - The Bronze Age Origins of Greek Sculpture; Jane Carter, Tulane University
  • 1991 - The Death of Pleasure: Literary Critics in Technological Societies; W.R. Johnson, University of Chicago
  • 1990 - Ancient Art in the New World: America's Debt to Antiquity; Maxwell Anderson, Emory University Museum
  • 1989 - Hippocleides Doesn't Care: Athenian Drama and the Poetics of Manhood; John J. Winkler, Stanford University
  • 1988 - Cyclic and Homeric in Early Greek Art; Steven Lattimore, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1987 - A New Pompeii on Cyprus; David Soren, University of Arizona