CONF: Solinus in the Twenty-First Century

Seen on the Classicists list:


Some of us who are fascinated by Solinus’ astonishingly influential and amazingly neglected Collectanea Rerum Memorabilum are gathering to talk about him and it in Craigard 26, School of Classics at St Andrews on Monday 13th June. Participants will include Eran Almagor (Ben Gurion), Kai Brodersen (Erfurt) and Andy Merrills (Leicester).

There will be no formal papers but we aim to talk about the following themes, each led by one of us.


9.15 Text and Context (Kai Brodersen)

10.00 Reading Some Solinus. (One or more passages will be circulated to participants in advance)

11.00 COFFEE

11.15 Solinus the Ethnographer (Eran Almagor & Greg Woolf)

12.30 LUNCH

14.00 Solinus and His Literary Context (Joseph Howley)

15.00 Solinus and His Readers (Felix Racine)

16.00 TEA

16.30 Solinus, where next? (General Discussion)

Everyone is very welcome to attend. There is no fee, but it would be helpful to know numbers so we can organize catering, and send out materials in advance.

Please would anyone interested contact Greg Woolf (gdw2 AT

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