CONF: Workshop on Latin Poetic Commentary

Workshop on Latin Poetic Commentary

This is a joint enterprise between the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, and the Corpus Christi College Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, University of Oxford, convened by Profs. Bruce Gibson and Stephen Harrison, and inspired by the U.S. commentary workshops at Georgetown and Minneapolis. This is the first session of a continuing programme; the next session will be on Latin Prose Commentary and will take place in Liverpool in 2010.

The first session will take place at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on Saturday 14th March 2009. Five participants will present work in progress from commentaries, as follows:

Stephen Heyworth (Oxford)     Propertius 3

Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham)     Ovid Tristia 2

Ruth Parkes (Oxford)               Statius Thebaid 4

Richard Thomas (Harvard)       Horace Odes 4

Gail Trimble (Oxford)               Catullus 64

Draft commentaries will be pre-circulated to registered participants. Each presenter will have one hour, most of which will be discussion (10-15 minutes presentation). The workshop will run c.11.00-6.00.

Those who wish to attend should contact Professor Stephen Harrison at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF (stephen.harrison AT There will be a fee of £15 which will cover tea, coffee and lunch (Oxford graduate students will not be charged, though they must register); others please send Stephen a cheque for £15.00 payable to ‘Corpus Christi College, Oxford’ to register (those without a UK bank account can pay in cash on the day).

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