CONF: Leeds Seminars

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the people/institution mentioned in the post, not to rogueclassicism!)

Classics Department Research Seminar

Wednesdays at 3pm
Room 101, Parkinson Building
University of Leeds


Semester 1

September 29th
David Kovacs    University of Virginia
Horace, Odes 1.1, 2.20 and 3.30

October 6th
Penny Goodman    University of Leeds
Urbis et orbis: the Boundaries of the City of Rome

October 20th
Joshua Katz    Princeton University
Cicero’s Elemental Beginning and other Examples of Greco-Roman Wordplay

October 27th
Jay Kennedy    University of Manchester
The Musical Structure of Plato’s Dialogues

November 15th
David Newsome    University of Birmingham
Imperial Transformations:
Movement and fora in the First Centuries BC and AD

November 24th
Thorsten Foegen    Durham University
Education, Morality and Politics in Vitruvius’ De architectura

Semester 2

February 2nd
Richard Hunter    Trinity College Cambridge
Plato and the Ship of State

February 23rd
Douglas Cairns    University of Edinburgh
A Short History of Shudders

March 2nd
Steven Green    University of Leeds
Manilius and the Politics of Astrological Discretion

March 23rd
Vasiliki Zali    University College London
Myth as Political Argument in Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon:
The Case of Athens

May 4th
Mark Humphries    Swansea University
Exemplary Rome and the Tyranny of Constantius

For more information, please contact Drs. Steven Green (S.J.Green AT or Regine May (r.may AT Everybody welcome!

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xviii kalendas octobres

ante diem xviii kalendas octobres

  • ludi Romani (day 10 )
  • equorum probatio — the official cavalry parade of the equites (in conjunction with the above)
  • 23 A.D. — death of Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus the Younger), son of the emperor Tiberius and Vipsania Agrippina
  • 81 A.D. — official dies imperii of Domitian (recognition by the senate)
  • 208 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Diadumenianus?
  • 258 A.D. — martyrdom of Cyprian