CONF: Inscriptions in Greek and Latin Literature

A reminder that the last date for registration for this conference (which takes place in Manchester on the 25th & 26th June) is *31st May*.  Booking forms, and further details about the conference, can be downloaded at:  The final programme is pasted below.

Thursday 25th June

9.00-9.30: Registration & Welcome

9.30-10.50: Session 1
Prof. J. Day (Wabash College), ‘Epigraphic literacy in fifth-century
epinician and its audiences’

Dr D. Fearn (University of Warwick), ‘Kleos v Stone?  Lyric Poetry and
the Contexts of Memorialization’

10.50-11.10: Coffee

11.10-12.30: Session 2
Professor J. Lougovaya (Columbia University), ‘Inscriptions in Athenian

Dr A. Petrovic (Durham University), ‘Inscribed epigrams in orators,
epigrammatic schools, epigramatic collections’

12.30-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.20: Session 3
Dr M. Haake (Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität, Münster), ‘Illustrating,
documenting, making-believe: The use of epigraphic evidence in
Hellenistic biography’

Professor D. Langslow (University of Manchester), ‘Archaic Latin
inscriptions in Greek and Roman authors’

3.20-3.40: Tea

3.40-5.00: Session 4
Prof. Y. Tzifopoulos (Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki),
‘Inscriptions as literature in Pausanias’ exegesis of Hellas’

Professor P. LeVen (Yale University), ‘The philosopher’s stone:
Aristotle’s ‘Hymn to virtue’ and funerary epigraphy’

Friday 26th June
9.00-9.40: Session 5
Dr M. Dinter, (King’s College, London), ‘Epitaphic Gestures in Latin
Epic Poetry’

9.40-10.00: Coffee

10.00-11.20: Session 6
Dr A. Morrison (University of Manchester), ‘Speaking from the tomb?: the
disappearing epitaph of Simonides in Callimachus’ Aetia fr. 64 Pf.’

Dr L. Houghton (University of Glasgow), ‘Epitome and Eternity: Some
Epitaphs and Votive Inscriptions in the Latin Love Elegists’

11.20-11.40: Coffee

11.40-1.00: Session 7
Prof. D. Nelis (University of Geneva) and Dr J. Nelis-Clément
(Université Bordeaux 3), ‘Augustus, the inscriptions and the poets’

Dr A. Hartmann (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt),
‘Inscriptions and other material relics of the past in Greco-Roman

1.00-2.20: Lunch

2.20-3.40: Session 8
Professor E. Kosmetatou (University of Illinois at Springfield),
‘Herodotus and Temple Inventories’

Dr M. Mari (University of Cassino ), ‘Ancient Knowledge of Delphic
History and Institutions: From Inscriptions to Literary Sources’

3.40-4.00: Tea

4.00-5.30: Session 9
Dr A. Zadorozhnyy (University of Liverpool), ‘Shuffling Surfaces:
Epigraphic Ideologies in Greco-Roman Narratives’

Closing Discussion.

This Day in Ancient History

ante diem viii kalendas junias

  • 585 B.C. — Thales possibly predicted the eclipse on this day
  • 535 B.C. — the foundations for the Second Temple at Jerusalem were begun