Sather Classical Lectures

From Fifty Years of Sathers (1965) by Sterling Dow:

"Almost one hundred years ago Jane K. Sather created at Berkeley a gate, a bell tower, and two professorships. The bell tower unites the campus; the gate introduces the campus to the outside world. One of the professorships has become the most prestigious of all English-language annual professorships on a classical subject.

"After a fairly routine, albeit distinguished, beginning, a formal pattern for the Sather professorships was established. In 1920 two members of the Department of Greek suggested a series of eight public lectures, demanding a substantive contribution to knowledge, or at least a new synthesis; exposed to a critical audience when delivered, exposed to the scholarly world when printed. . . A most discerning choice of lectures would be necessary, and there would nearly always be an element of gambling. It was decided to take the risk. The public lectures were inaugurated and the printed volumes began to be published."

More information online at: http://www.classics.berkeley.edu/people/sather/history

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Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Helene P. Foley
Sather Classical Lectures, 70
$34.95, £24.95 Paperback
June 2014
$95.00, £65.00 Hardcover
October 2012

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Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

Mary Beard
Sather Classical Lectures, 71
$29.95, £19.95 Hardcover
June 2014

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A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Michael Frede, A. A. Long
Sather Classical Lectures, 68
$29.95, £19.95 Paperback
December 2012
$63.00, £43.95 Hardcover
February 2011

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Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Roger S. Bagnall
Sather Classical Lectures, 69
$31.95, £21.95 Paperback
April 2012
$63.00, £43.95 Hardcover
January 2011

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Homer the Preclassic

Gregory Nagy
Sather Classical Lectures, 67
$63.00, £43.95 Hardcover
February 2012

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Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley
Sather Classical Lectures, 66
$26.95, £18.95 Paperback
February 2009

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Caesar’s Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Denis Feeney
Sather Classical Lectures, 65
$26.95, £18.95 Paperback
December 2008

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Shame and Necessity

Bernard Williams
Sather Classical Lectures, 57
$29.95, £19.95 Paperback
April 2008

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$33.95, £23.95 Paperback
August 2007

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The Greeks and the Irrational

Eric R. Dodds
Sather Classical Lectures, 25
$30.95, £21.95 Paperback
June 2004