CONF: Edinburgh Classics Research Seminars 2010/11: Semester 1

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Dear colleagues,

Please find below the Semester 1 programme of Classics Research Seminars at Edinburgh. All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 5 pm in the Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, 2nd floor, Medical School, Teviot Place, unless otherwise stated. All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Ursula Rothe (ursula.rothe AT

Semester 1:

29th September
Prof. WILLIAM HARRIS (Columbia)
‘Approaches to Roman poverty’

6th October
‘Herakles in the Odyssey’

13th October
Prof. JAN BREMMER (Groningen)
‘Ancient necromancy – fact or fiction?’

20th October
‘Herculean tasks: writing about Herakles in the 21st century’

3rd November
Dr. CALUM MACIVER (Edinburgh)
‘Rereading Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe’

10th November
Prof. THOMAS HARRISON (Liverpool)
‘Herodotus on Persian royal ideology’

17th November – 5.30 start!!!
Prof. DAMIEN NELIS (Geneva)
‘Vergilian futures in the Georgics’

24th November
‘Aspects of excavation and research in and around the Bronze Age Palace of Knossos’


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