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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Past Events

Work-in-Progress seminars, Michaelmas term 2008

15th October 2008, 13:00 to 14:00, Department of Classics, Seminar rom

Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Durham

(Wednesdays 1pm - Seminar Room - sandwiches welcome)


15 October: Ted Kaizer
Cult centres and local mythologies in Strabo's and Pliny's Near East

22 October: Edward Harris
Herodotus and the social contexts of memory in ancient Greece

29 October: Peter Alpass
Isis in Petra

5 November: George Boys-Stones
The anti-platonism of the stoic Cornutus

12 November: Justine Wolfenden
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura: text as prodigium

19 November: Jennifer Ingleheart
Parallel lives: Ovidian poetic 'autobiography' in Tristia 2

26 November: Luca Castagnoli
Aristotle on begging the question

3 December: David Lewis
Defining slavery: theories of ownership and 'social death' in relation
to Greece and the Near East

10 December: Jamie McIntyre
Fractured landscapes: the locus horridus as a political and literary
symbol in Lucan and Silius Italicus