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Research seminars 2009 - 2010

07 May 2010 Speaker: Shadi Bartsch (Chicago)
‘Metaphor and Senecan Stoicism’
30 April 2010 Speaker: Rosanna Omitowoju (Cambridge)
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23 April 2010 Speaker: Luke Houghton (Glasgow)
‘Latin love elegy in the Renaissance’
16 April 2010 Speaker: Georgia Petridou (St Andrews)
‘Divine Epiphanies and Hereditary Priesthood in Pisidian Pogla’.
26 March 2010 Speaker: Gwynaeth McIntyre (St Andrews)
‘Divine Dead Babies: The deified children of the Roman imperial family’
19 March 2010 Speaker: Calum MacIver (Edinburgh)
‘Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica: (M)use-less Singing’
12 March 2010 Speaker: Colin Adams (Liverpool)
‘Understanding Corruption in Roman Egypt’
05 March 2010 Speaker: Roy Gibson (Manchester)
‘Latin letter collections as failed autobiography’
26 February 2010 Speaker: Dagmar Hofmann (Cologne)
‘The Place of Refreshment - Refrigerium in early Christian sources’
19 February 2010 Speaker: Trevor Mahy (St Andrews)
‘A return to republican politics? Reconstructing the res publica in the wake of Caesar’s assassination’
12 February 2010 Speaker: Richard Steadman-Jones (Sheffield)
‘Language of Art’: The Place of Greek in the 18th-Century ‘Origin of Language’ Debate
18 December 2009 Speaker: Lucia Prauscello (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
‘Patterns of chorality in Plato’s Laws’
11 December 2009 Speaker: Peter Liddel (Manchester)
“Epigraphy, law and power in the fifth-century Aegean.”
04 December 2009 Speaker: Felix Racine (St Andrews)
‘Foreign heroes of Christian Rome’
27 November 2009 Speaker: Helen van Noorden (Cambridge)
‘Images of destruction’
06 November 2009 Speaker: Phil Perkins (Open University)
‘Some Classical ethnicities and their genetic legacies’
30 October 2009 Speaker: Kathryn Welch (Sydney)
‘Republicans after Naulochus?’
23 October 2009 Speaker: Yuri Marano (Padua)
“The Building Policy of Theoderic: the appropriation of public buildings and spaces in the Variae of Cassiodorus”
16 October 2009 Speaker: Andrew Hartwig (Sydney)
“The date of Plato (the comic poet's) Rhabdouchoi.”
09 October 2009 Speaker: Kevin Butcher (Warwick)
“Cult images and memory in the Roman Near East.”
02 October 2009 Speaker: William Fitzgerald (KCL)
‘The Slave as Minimal Addition in Latin Poetry’
Followed by a Wine Reception in the School Library.

All seminars take place on Fridays at 4.00 p.m. (note the new time!) in Swallowgate 11. Papers are followed by discussion. All are very welcome.

The 2009-2010 research seminars were organised by Roger Rees, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AL. Tel.: 01334-462685. FAX: 01334-462602. E-mail:

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