CONF: Legacy of Alexander the Great

THE LEGACY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Third Workshop on Hellenistic History, Culture and Society
The Impact of Hellenism

Friday, 13 February 2009, Humanities Graduate School, School of Archaeology,
Classics & Egyptology, 12 Abercromby Square, Liverpool

This workshop, hosted by the
School of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology
The University of Liverpool
12-14 Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7WZ
is funded by the AHRC collaborative research training framework and
addresses all Postgraduate students interested in Hellenistic history,
archaeology and culture. For PGR students from British universities, Travel
expenses to and from Liverpool can be reimbursed within reasonable limits.

Program

09.00-09.15
Introduction

09.15-10.30
John Davies (Liverpool): Hellenistic Economy, Title tbc

10.30-11.00
Coffee

11.00-12.30
Hartmut Leppin (Frankfurt/M.): Leading a Hellene’s Life in a Christian Empire

12.30-14.00
Lunch Break

14.00-15.30
Margherita Facella (Pisa): Continuity of a cult-centre: the case of Duluk
Baba Tepesi

15.30-16.00
Tea

16.00-17.40
Michael Eisenberg (Haifa): Hellenistic fortifications, Title tbc

For further information please contact Dr Michael Sommer:
michael.sommer AT liv.ac.uk

CONF: Phaedrus Colloquium

Colloquium on Plato’s Phaedrus, April 16th-18th 2009
Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

The Phaedrus is one of Plato’s most explicitly ‘literary’ dialogues, both
in the sense that it is crafted in a particularly ingenious fashion and in
so far as it explicitly discusses the worth of literature, especially as a
medium for philosophy. Of course, the Phaedrus also has much to say about
the key Platonic issues of moral psychology, metaphysics, love and
rhetoric. The aim of this colloquium is to encourage collaborative
discussion of both the literary and philosophical significance of the
dialogue. To this end, our programme combines formal papers with sessions
of collaborative close reading of selected passages.

Participants include: Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh), John Henderson
(Cambridge), Matthew Hiscock (Cambridge), Richard Hunter (Cambridge), Alex
Long (St Andrews), Jessica Moss (Oxford), Liz Pender (Leeds), Christopher
Rowe (Durham), Dominic Scott (Virginia), Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge),
Robert Wardy (Cambridge) and Harvey Yunis (Rice).

For more details please contact Jenny Bryan (jb304 AT cam.ac.uk) or Helen Van
Noorden (hav21 AT cam.ac.uk).