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Victoria College Inaugural Dr. Sally L.D. Katary Memorial Lecture

Feb. 28, 2024 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Alison Keith | “Servius’ Daughter Sulpicia: Life, Love and Literature in Ancient Rome”

Lecture followed by light refreshments
Alumni Hall, Victoria College (In-person)

NOTE: This event will only be offered in-person and will not be recorded.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The NFC and Alumni Affairs & Advancement is pleased to invite the Dr. Sally L.D. Katary Memorial Lecture delivered by Alison Keith.

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The late Dr. Sally L. D Katary taught Ancient Studies and Classics at Thorneloe University for 30 years until her sudden passing on August 6, 2016. A world-renowned Egyptologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Dr. Katary was filmed by National Geographic on the subject of ancient Egypt and was well-known for her courses “Greek Mythology” and “Women in the Ancient World”; her students deeply appreciated her gift for storytelling. 

First established at Thorneloe University in her memory in 2017, The Dr. Sally L. D. Katary Memorial Lecture Series has recently moved to the Northrop Frye Centre at Victoria University. This inaugural lecture at Victoria College features guest speaker Dr. Alison Keith, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute and University Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto, where she also holds cross-appointments at the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Institute.  

“Servius’ Daughter Sulpicia: Life, Love and Literature in Ancient Rome”
This talk aims to shed light on the historical and literary contexts of Sulpicia, “Servius’ daughter,” known to us only from a cycle of poems, celebrating her amatory trysts and tribulations with a man named Cerinthus, included in the third book of Tibullus’ poetry.