CONF: Public Images in Augustan Rome

The Classics department at Leeds is pleased to announce the Leeds International Classical Seminar for 2009. The theme for the conference this year is ‘Public images in Augustan Rome’, and our programme of papers will explore the negotiation, display and maintenance of public images both of and within the city of Rome.

The conference will take place on Friday May 15th between venues in the department of Classics and the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (see programme for details). Directions to the University of Leeds and campus maps may be found at the following address:

The meeting is open to all academic participants; postgraduate and undergraduate students are especially welcome. The conference fee, which includes tea / coffee and a buffet lunch, is £15 (or £10 for students and unwaged), payable on the day. Participants are requested to notify Penny Goodman (p.j.goodman AT of their intention to attend at least a week in advance in order to secure lunch.

A full programme of papers follows. Do please circulate it to interested parties who may not see it here.

Programme for LICS 2009 – ‘Public images in Augustan Rome’:

10.30 – 11.30: Registration in the Department of Classics
(1st Floor, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds)

11.30 onwards: Papers in Seminar Rooms 3 and 4 of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI)
(29-31 Clarendon Place)

11.30 – 12.15: Diana Spencer (University of Birmingham)
Towards a new (space) syntax: Varro’s de Lingua Latina
12.15 – 13.00: Stephen Harrison (Corpus Christi, Oxford)
Horace and Augustan monuments

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
(Room 119, Dept. of Classics, 1st Floor Parkinson Building)

14.00 – 14.45: Stratis Kyriakidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Rome and the fata Asiae, (Manilius, 1.512)
14.45 – 15.30: Andrew Zissos (University of California, Irvine)
Terra sub Augusto est: Augustan Rome and Ovid’s Metamorphoses

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee (in LHRI)

16.00 – 16.45: Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Augustus’ house on the Palatine
16.45 – 17.30: Alison Cooley (University of Warwick)
Contextualising Augustus’ Res Gestae

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