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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) MICHAELMAS TERM 2008 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 contact: ted.kaizer@durham.ac.uk