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Research seminars 2008 - 2009

08 May 2009 Speaker: Peter Heslin (Durham)
“Homer, Virgil and the Temple of Apollo at Pompeii.”
01 May 2009 Speaker: Ralph Anderson (St Andrews)
“'Believing', 'doing' and 'dwelling': yet more approaches to Greek religion.”
24 April 2009 Speaker: Celia Schultz (Yale)
“Argument and Anecdote in Cicero's De Divinatione
17 April 2009 Speaker: Ruth Morello (Manchester)
‘New Readings in Pliny’s Letters.’
27 March 2009 Speaker: Hanna Roisman (Colby University)
“City and Country in the Electra Plays.”
AND:Yossi Roisman (Colby University): “The Dynamics of the Opis Mutiny: Alexander and his Army.”
20 March 2009 Speaker: Lindsay Allen (KCL)
“At Home in Persepolis: occupying an archaeological site.”
13 March 2009 Speaker: Roger Woodward (SUNY Buffalo)
“The Weaving of Writing: The Performance of Orthography in Archaic Greece.”
06 March 2009 Speaker: Douglas Dunn (St Andrews) and Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
“Translating Sophocles”
(joint event with Poetry Forum)
27 February 2009 Speaker: Cyprian Broodbank (UCL)
“The Making of the Middle Sea: Towards a Prehistory of the Mediterranean.”
20 February 2009 Speaker: Vedia Izzet (Southampton)
“Mobility and Migration in the ancient world: the case of Nikosthenes.”
13 February 2009 Speaker: Gunnar Seelentag (Cologne)
“Striking history: the emperor’s new coins”
19 December 2008 Speaker: Ruth Morello (Manchester)
 ‘New Readings in Pliny’s Letters.’
12 December 2008 Speaker: Renata Garraffoni (Universidade Federal do Parana┬┤, Brazil)
‘Gladiator graffiti from Pompeii.’
05 December 2008 Speaker: Matthew Fox (Glasgow)
“Cicero's contribution to the rhetoric of speeches in historiography.”
28 November 2008 Speaker: Luca Castagnoli (Durham)
“Aristotle on begging the question.”
21 November 2008 Speaker: Phiroze Vasunia (Reading)
“Memories of Conquest: Alexander the Great and Colonial India”
07 November 2008 Speaker: Laura Jansen (St Andrews)
“Time, Erotics, and Narrativity in Ovid's Amores
31 October 2008 Speaker: Rebecca Langlands (Exeter)
“Contingency and Ethics in the Exempla of Valerius Maximus.”
24 October 2008 Speaker: Robin Osborne (Cambridge)
“'How the Gauls broke the frame: Attalid statues on the Acropolis.”
17 October 2008 Speaker: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
“Socrates and the Jews. Moses Mendelssohn. Kant and the reception of Socrates in the long C19th.”
10 October 2008 Speaker: Jason Davies (UCL)
“Gloves off: "religion", "belief" and discourse -- a polemic on deprecating Cicero's De Diuinatione.”
03 October 2008 Speaker: Elisabeth Gebhard (Edinburgh)
“Pausanias on Myth and Topgraphy at the Isthmus.”

All seminars take place on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in Swallowgate 11. Papers are followed by discussion. All are welcome.

The 2008-2009 research seminars were organised by Prof. Greg Woolf, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AL. Tel.: 01334-462600. FAX: 01334-462602. E-mail:

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School of Classics,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 9AL.


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