ED: Reading Cicero With Father Foster!

Tip o’ the pileus to Daniel McCarthy for alerting us to this one … here’s a bit of a tease:

Early in his Latin education Reginald fell in love with the letters of Cicero for their synthesis of the whole language in daily speech. Reginald is writing a commentary on 51 of these letters with Daniel McCarthy in order to introduce people to Cicero and his lasting linguistic impression.

Daily Schedule:

8:00-9:00 A.M. reading Cicero’s letters, discussion
10:30-11:30 A.M. reading Gregory’s letters, discussion
1:00-2:00 P.M. reading Gregory’s letters, discussion
3:30-5:00 P.M. reading Cicero’s letters, discussion
7:00-9:00 P. M. free discussion of any Latin texts

… more info at:

ED: BES Practical Epigraphy Workshop 24-26 June 2014

Seen on the Classicists list:

British Epigraphy Society

Practical Epigraphy Workshop


24 – 26 June 2014

The British Epigraphy Society will hold its sixth Practical Epigraphy

Workshop this summer from 24 to 26 June at Corbridge, Northumberland.

The workshop is aimed primarily at graduates wishing to develop hands-on

skills in working with epigraphic material, though we also welcome

applications from those at any stage in their career who would like to

acquire a greater sensitivity to the gathering of epigraphic evidence.

With expert tuition, participants will gain direct experience of the practical

elements of how to record and study inscriptions.

The programme will include the making of squeezes,

photographing and measuring inscribed stones,

and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries.

Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts, and the workshop

will be open to those either with or without epigraphic training.

The course fee will be £90 for this three-day event.

Please direct enquiries about the workshop to Peter Haarer:

peter.haarer AT classics.ox.ac.uk

Application Forms can be obtained from Maggy Sasanow:

margaret.sasanow AT classics.ox.ac.uk.