Albio Cesare Cassio, Professor at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', delivered three Townsend Lectures in the Spring of 2018 titled "En Route to Athens: Cultural Contacts and Dialect Variation in the Latest Phases of the Homeric Epics."
The dates and titles of the three lectures were:
Friday, April 13 - "Rare Pronouns & Crucial Problems: A Look at the Language of Iliad Book 8"
Tuesday, April 17 - “Dorisms in Homer Fit No One’s Theories” (M. L. West)
Thursday, April 19 - "How to Camouflage Digammas: Homer, the Locrians & Ajax the Lesser"