The Stanford Memorial Lectures
This lecture series was established, by public subscription, to honour the memory of William Bedell Stanford, Regius Professor of Greek in Trinity College, Dublin, from 1940 to 1980, and Chancellor of the University of Dublin from 1982 to 1984. Lecturers are chosen by a committee of the Department of Classics. The aim of the lecture series is to elicit from a scholar deemed to be doing innovative work in one area or other of the disciplines of Classical Studies a set of three lectures on a theme of his or her choice. The lectures, suitably expanded, are published by Cambridge University Press.
Stanford Lecture Series 2012
Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)
The Consequences of Epigraphy: The Ancient Reception of Greek Inscriptions
Wednesday 31 October – Friday 2 November 2012
The (Dis)Organisation and Dissemination of Epigraphical Knowledge in Antiquity
The Power of Epigraphy in Attic Oratory
Reflections on Humanity: the
deployment of inscriptions in Polybius' Histories
Previous Stanford lectures
2009: Dr Vicky Rimell (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
Enclosure and empire: the poetics of interiority in Roman literature
- 2008: Dr Johannes Haubold (University of Durham)
Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature
- 2006: Dr Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
The Social Life of Ruins
- 2005: Dr Katelijn Vandorpe
The Multicultural Society of Pathyris: An Egyptian Town after Alexander
- 2003: Dr Peter Wilson (University of Sydney)
The Sound of Greece: Music, Politics and Poetry
Published volumes in the W.B. Stanford Memorial Lecture series, Cambridge University Press
- Alison Sharrock, Reading Roman Comedy: Poetics and Playfulness in Plautus and Terence, 2009.
- Christopher Smith, The Roman Clan: The Gens from Ancient Ideology to Modern Anthropology, 2006.
- Susan Alcock. Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscapes, Monuments, and Memories, 2002.
- Mary Margaret McCabe, Plato and his predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason, 2000.
- Peter Garnsey, Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine, 1996.
- Simon Goldhill, Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality, 1995.