CONF: Lucretius – Poetry, Philosophy and Science

from the Classicists list:

A reminder that the last date for registration for this conference (which

takes place at the University of Manchester on 6 and 7 July) is *31st May*.
 Booking forms, and further details about the conference, can be downloaded

The final programme is pasted below.

Andrew Morrison & Alison Sharrock
Classics & Ancient History
University of Manchester

LUCRETIUS: Poetry, Philosophy, and Science

Monday 6 July

   * 11.00 Registration
   * 11.45-12.45 Daryn Lehoux (Queen’s, Kingston), ‘Soul in a World without
Spirit: The Ethics of Sensation in an Inanimate Universe’
   * 12.45-1.40 Lunch
   * 1.40-2.40 Monte Johnson (California-San Diego), ‘Lucretius and the
cause of spontaneity’
   * 2.40-3.40 James Hankinson (Texas-Austin), ‘Lucretius and the Logic of
Multiple Explanation’
   * 3.40-4.00 Tea
   * 4.00-5.00 David Konstan (Brown), ‘Lucretius and the Epicurean Attitude
toward Grief’

 7.00 Dinner in local restaurant

Tuesday 7 July

   * 9.30-10.30 Monica Gale (Trinity College, Dublin), ‘Lucretius and Hesiod’
   * 10.30-11.00 Coffee
   * 11.00-12.00 Duncan Kennedy (Bristol), ‘Lucretius, Virgil and the
Instauratio Magna: Knowledge as a Project of Universal Empire’
   * 12.00-1.00 Katharine Earnshaw (Manchester), ‘Lucretius and Lucan’
   * 1.00-2.30 Lunch
   * 2.30-3.30 Brooke Holmes (Princeton), ‘Lucretius and the Poetics of
Cosmic Indifference’
   * 3.30-4.00 Tea
   * 4.00-5.00 Andrew Morrison (Manchester), ‘Nil igitur mors est ad nos?
Iphianassa, the Athenian plague, and Epicurean views of death’

 7.00 Dinner in local restaurant

 Venue: S.1.7, Samuel Alexander Building, The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK (building 67 on the campus map):



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