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Tuesday, June 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
13C2 Classics in 21st Century Cartoons

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Following a brief overview of 20th-century cartoons dealing with the Classical world, and, especially, classical mythology, this presentation considers the Classical themes which continue to be used by 21st-century cartoonists and how the artists adapt and modernize these themes. Cartoons from the comic have tended to focus on depictions of the Trojan horse, Narcissus, Atlas, Sisyphus and the Ides of March to the exclusion of other themes like Laocoon and Diogenes, which were more popular in the 20th century The presentation will conclude with a brief discussion with the audience about why these particular types of cartoons remain popular in the 21st-century and not others which were popular in the 20th-century and how these cartoons can be integrated into the Latin classroom.


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Robert Cape

Professor of Classics, Austin College
I teach Latin, Greek, and ancient history at Austin College (Sherman, TX). I also teach courses on women in antiquity, film and the ancient world, and science fiction and classics. My favorite author is Cicero! Talk to me about AP Latin, science fiction and classics, or just about anything, really.

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Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
San Jacinto Center Rooms 208/210

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