Exeter Classics and Ancient History Research Events, Term 1 2012-13

Seen on the Classicists list:


Time: Thursday 5-7 pm. Venue: Amory 105.

Research Seminars are followed by drinks in the Leventis Room (Amory 271) and, in the case of outside speakers, by dinner in a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend the seminars, and the drinks and dinner afterwards. If coming from outside Exeter, please contact one of the seminar

organisers or the Classics Dept office to check the seminar/lecture is being held as advertised.

Seminars associated with the Leventis-funded research programme on the impact of Greek on non-Greek culture are indicated by IGC below.

Seminar Organisers: Boris Chrubasik (b.chrubasik AT exeter.ac.uk), Daniel King (D.King AT exeter.ac.uk). Classics Administrator: Charlotte Rushforth, c.rushforth AT exeter.ac.uk.


Week 1, September 27:

Professor Flora Manakidou (Democritus University of Thrace), ‘Callimachus’ Iambi: Modes of Travelling and Politics’. (IGC)

Week 1, September 27-8:

Cultural F(r)ictions in Hellenistic Literature Conference. Amory Building. (Please contact Dr. Karen Ni-Mheallaigh for further details (K.Ni-Mheallaigh AT exeter.ac.uk).

Week 2, October 4:

Professor Robert Parker (New College, Oxford): ‘Religion in Greco-Roman Anatolia: Myth, Ritual, Structures’.

Week 3, October 11:

Dr. Matthew Wright (Exeter): ‘Greek Tragedy and Quotation Culture’.

Week 4, October 18:

Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy: “Snatched from fire and sword’ – Cicero, Catiline and Political Violence in the Late Republic’ (CA Lecture). Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Queens Building.

Week 5, October 25:

Dr. Joshua Billings (Yale): ‘The Bacchae as Palinode’. (IGC)

Week 6, November 1:

Stuart Thomson (Corpus Christi College, Oxford): ‘Clement of Alexandria and Greek Paideia’. (IGC)

Week 7, November 8:

Dr. Martin Pitts (Exeter): ‘Alien cities: consumption and the origins of urbanism in Roman Britain’.

Week, 8, November 15:

Professor Barbara Borg (Exeter): TBC (CA Lecture). Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Queens Building.

Week 9, November 22:

Professor Tony Woodman (Virginia), ‘Tacitus and Germanicus’.

Week 10, November 29:

Dr. Cressida Ryan (Merton College, Oxford), ‘Playing Games with Longinus: Burke’s Classical Heritage’. (IGC).

Week 11, December 6:

Dr. Charles B. Watson (Appleton WI), TBC.

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