CONF: The Sounds of Latin

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Venue: Jesus College, Oxford: Ship Street Conference Centre

Date: Thursday 8 November, 2.15-6.00 p.m.

Open to all, entrance free; but please register your intention to attend by emailing armand.dangour AT

Talks will be around 20 minutes each. There will be time for 5 minutes of questions after each, and a 20-minute Q&A session at the end of the conference.

2.15 Introduction: James Morwood

2.20-2.40 Armand D’Angour, Jesus College, Oxford: ‘Phonemic variations in Latin verse’.

2.45-3.05 Wolfgang de Melo, Wolfson College, Oxford: ‘Laws of early Latin versification and why Plautus abides by them’.

3.10-3.30 Roland Mayer, King’s College, London: ‘Ictus and Accent: To beat or not to beat’.

3.35 TEA

4.00 Ian McAuslan, former Head of Classics, Eton College will read Horace Odes 4.3 (followed by discussion).

4.15-4.35 James Morwood, Wadham College, Oxford: ‘Hidden Quantities in Latin: how to recognize them and why they matter’.

4.40-5.00 John Penney, Wolfson College, Oxford: ‘Spoken Latin and Latin Verse’.

5.05-5.25 Philomen Probert, Wolfson College, Oxford: ‘liminaque laurusque dei: where to put the stress when there’s an enclitic’.

5.30 Drinks

5.40-6.00 General discussion.

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