CONF: Leeds International Classics Seminar

This is a reminder that the Leeds International Classical Seminar for 2009 on the subject of ‘Public images in Augustan Rome’ will take place on Friday May 15th.

Those planning to attend should notify Penny Goodman (p.j.goodman AT BY FRIDAY MAY 8TH in order to secure lunch. The conference fee, which includes tea / coffee and a buffet lunch, is £15 (or £10 for students and unwaged), payable on the day.

A full programme of papers follows below.

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

CONF: Durham Seminars

Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Durham

Tuesday 28 April; 5.30pm [Ritson room, NB replaces Anc. Phil. Reading
Mr Jonathan Broyles (Edinburgh)
Plato’s Apology and the uniqueness of Socrates

Wednesday 29 April, 5.30pm [Ritson room]
Dr Alexei Zadorozhnyy (Liverpool)
Platonic writtenness and orality in Plutarch’s Life of Dion

Wednesday 6 May [Ritson room]
Professor Walter Cavini (Bologna)
Knowledge or Science? Episteme in Plato’s Theaetetus and Aristotle’s
Posterior Analytics

Friday 8 May, 5.30pm [venue: University of Newcastle) [Classical
Association & Roman Society]
Dr Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck College, London)
Telling stories about Roman law

Wednesday 13 May, 5.30pm [Ritson room]
Dr Annemarie Ambuehl (Groningen)
Talking (about) Heracles: Narrative strategies in Hellenistic ‘epyllion’

Wednesday 20 May, 5.30pm [Ritson room]
Dr Anna Clark (Christ Church, Oxford)
Thinking about gods in Pompeii

Friday 22 May, 5.30pm [Ritson room]
Dr Chloe Balla (University of Crete, Rethymno)
On the origins of social contract theory: Plato and the Sophists

Wednesday 27 May, 5.30pm [Ritson room]
Professor Jannis Mylonopoulos (Columbia University, New York)
Nothing to do with Odysseus? Terracotta figurines from Ithaca and the
reinvention of epic traditions

This Day in Ancient History

ante diem v idus maias

Lemuria (day 2) — a private and public appeasement of the dead; the Roman paterfamilias would rise at midnight to conduct a ritual involving beans and bronze

rites in honour of Mania — a Roman divinity who was considered the goddess of the dead; she was also the mother of the Lares

14 A.D. — Augustus’ last official census comes to an end

330 — Constantine renames Byzantium and makes it his capital

1988 — death of E.T. Salmon (Samnium and the Samnites)