CONF: The New Hypereides

The Institute of Classical Studies in co-operation with The British
Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences will hold a one-day
colloquium devoted to the newly published palimpsest text of Hypereides.
The palimpsest contains fragments of two speeches and is the most exciting
discovery in the area of Greek oratory for almost a century.

Friday 30 January 2009

10.00 Arrival, welcome and coffee

10.30 The palimpsest: image and decipherment (Alex Lee)

11.00 The Hypereides manuscript: codicology, palaeography (Natalie
Tchernetska and Giuseppe Ucciardello)

12.00 Hypereides, Demosthenes and Philip (Laszlo Horváth and P.J. Rhodes)

1.15 Lunch

2.30 Hypereides Against Diondas and the rhetoric of political failure
(Stephen Todd)
Hyperides’ Against Diondas and the rhetoric of revolt (Jud Herrman)

4.00 Tea

4.30 Law, language and rhetoric in the Timandros (Lene Rubinstein, David

5.30 Reception

There is no fee for attendance; but places are limited and anyone wishing
to attend must register with The Secretary of the Institute of Classical
Studies at admin.icls AT by 21 January 2009.

CONF: Late Antique and Byzantine Historiography

Late Antique and Byzantine Historiography

A one day colloquium at Cardiff University

Hosted by the Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture

Date: 21 January 2009, 10.00am-5pm

Place: Humanities Building, Colum Drive, Room 2.03

Provisional Programme:

10.00am: Mark Humphries (Swansea), Visa vel lecta? Ammianus Marcellinus and the monuments of Rome

10.45: Andy Fear (Manchester), A new chosen people? Orosius and the epic of Rome

11.30: Coffee break

12:     Josef Lössl (Cardiff), Prophecy in historiography

Lunch break

2pm:    Peter Van Nuffelen (Exeter), Procopius of Caesarea on past and present

2.45:   Conor Whately (Warwick), Textual unity in Procopius’ Wars

3.30:   Tea break

4pm:    Frank Trombley (Cardiff), Michael Attaleiates: professional experience and history writing

For further information please contact:

Dr Shaun Tougher, Cardiff School of History and Archaeology, Humanities Building, Colum Drive,
Cardiff CF10 3XU, tel: 029-20876228, Email: TougherSF AT

If you wish to attend please confirm by e-mail to:
TougherSF AT

Dublin Seminars

All papers take place on Tuesdays at 5.30 in the Classics seminar room, K217, Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

27 January 2009
Dr Helen Dixon, University College Dublin
Pomponio in the bath-house: the reception of the thermae
Constantinianae in Renaissance Rome

10 February 2009
Professor Judith Barringer, University of Edinburgh
The Olympic Altis in 476?

24 February 2009
Dr Konstantin Doulamis, University College Cork
Letter-writing by the book: the rhetoric of epistolary communication in the  Greek novels

24 March 2009
Dr Giannis Stamatellos, Athens
Plotinus and Giordano Bruno

21 April 2009
Professor Robert Zaborowski, University of Warmia and Mazury, at Olsztyn
Homer on emotions

For further details, offers of papers, to be put on the circulation list, please contact Theresa Urbainczyk, urbain AT