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Classics Research Seminar

Seminars take place at 5.30 in the Classics Seminar Room (B6.002), Dept of Classics, TCD.  All welcome.

Hilary Term 2018

  • January 24th
    Prof. Anna Chahoud (Trinity College Dublin) and Prof. Costas Panayotakis (University of Glasgow)
    Fun with Fragments: Towards a New Loeb of Republican Latin Satire, Farce and Mime

  • February 7th
    Dr Laerke Recht (MacDonald Institute, Cambridge)
    Chariots of Peace & War: Equids and wheeled vehicles in the Bronze Age Aegean and Near East

  • March 14th
    Dr. Simona Marchesini (Alteritas Verona)
    Duality vs Trinity in the Religion of Pre-Roman Italy: The Linguistic Evidence

  • March 28th
    Dr. Stephan Faust (University College Cork)
    Fun with Achilles: Late Roman Perspectives on the Life of a Greek Hero

Michaelmas Term 2017

  • October 11th
    Prof. Patrick Finglass (University of Nottingham)
    "A New Papyrus of Sophocles"

  • October 26th
    Dr. Julietta Steinhauer (University College London).
    "Migration on the Margins. The Socio-Religious Aspects of Migration in the Aegean in the 2nd and 1st Centuries BCE"
    Please note that this seminar takes place on a Thursday

  • November 15th
    Dr. Alfred Hirt (The University of Liverpool)
    "Mining, Metals, and the Roman Army"

  • November 22nd
    Dr. Pat Wheatley (University of Otago)
    "Title TBC"

  • December 6th
    Dr. Laura Pfuntner (Queen's University Belfast)
    "Octavian and Sicily"

Hilary Term 2017

  • Jan. 25th
    Charlie Kerrigan (TCD):
    "Virgil's Map: The Geography of the Georgics"
    Ellen Finn (TCD):
    "Skulls, smell and small spaces: anthropological thought and the human remains of Prepalatial Crete"
    Note Start Time of 5pm.
  • Feb. 1st
    Dr. Boris Kayachev (TCD)
    "Catullus 64: Narrative Tenses and Focalisation"
  • Feb. 15th
    Dr. Katy Soar (Royal Holloway)
    "Making Minoans: Modernity, Photography and Travel"
  • March 8th
    Dr. Constanze Graml (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    "The Newly Identified Sanctuary of Artemis Soteira in the Kerameikos of Athens"
  • March 22nd
    Dr. Martine Cuypers (TCD):
    "Learning in the Margins: The Scholia on Apollonius' Argonautica"
    Lars Keßler (Universität Rostock):
    "Talking Rhetorically on Rhetorics - On Praecepta and Disputatio in Columella, De Re Rustica"

Michaelmas Term 2016

  • Oct 12th
    Prof. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota)
    "Athenaeus' Fragments of Non-Fragmentary Greek Prose Authors"
  • Oct 19th
    Dr. Carlos Machado (St Andrews)
    "Roman Aristocrats, Christian Charity, and the Economics of Salvation"
  • Nov 30th
    Prof. Bernhard Palme (University of Vienna)
    "Officia of the Governors in Late Antique Egypt"
  • Dec 7th
    Dr. Boris Kayachev (TCD)
    "Catullus 64: Narrative Tenses and Focalisation"

Hilary Term 2016

  • Feb 3rd
    Clara Felisari (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Callimachus’ γαστήρ: Intertextuality and Variety in Iambic Texts"
    Margaret Desmond (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Fires in Ancient Rome: The City as a Fire Regime"
  • February 17th
    Prof. Andrew Erskine (University of Edinburgh)
    "The Court, the Polis and Hellenistic Intellectual Culture"
  • March 9th
    Dr. Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Making Ends Meet: Sesostris and the Foundation of Colchis"
  • March 23rd
    Dr. Shane Wallace (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Metalexandron – Receptions of Alexander in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds"
  • March 30th
    Dr. Cosetta Cadau (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Aphrodite in the Battlefield: Erotic Warfare in Late Antique Literature"

Michaelmas Term 2015

  • Wednesday October 14th, 5:30pm
    Dr. Jacopo Tabolli (Trinity College Dublin)
    "The "Fall" of Narce (Fescennium?): A New Stratigraphical Account from Temples and Tombs"
  • Wednesday November 4th, 5:30pm
    Dr. Andreas Seraphim (Trinity College Dublin / Open University of Cyprus)
    "A War in Words: Mockery and Laughter in Selected Speeches of Attic Forensic Oratory"
  • Wednesday November 18th, 5:30pm
    Prof. Tony Woodman (University of Virginia)
    "Vinous Voices: Horace's Ninth Epode"
  • Wednesday December 9th, 5:30pm
    Dr. Christine Morris (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Embodied in Clay: Life Histories of Cretan Bronze Age Figurines"

Hilary Term 2015

  • Wednesday February 4th, 5:30pm
    Prof. Brian McGing (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Appian and the Enemies of Rome"
  • Wednesday 11th February, 5:30pm
    Pamela Zinn (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Lucretius on the Physiology of Amor"
    Nilufer Akcay (Trinity College Dublin)
    "Various Aspects of the Goddess Athena in Porphyry's Thought"
  • Wednesday 18th February, 5:30pm
    Dr. Calum Maciver (University of Edinburgh)
    "Lucian's Novel Paratexts"
  • Wednesday 11th March, 5:30pm
    Dr. Fiachra Mac Góráin (University College London)
    "Arma Virumque: An Embedded Paratext"

Michaelmas Term 2014

  • 8/10/14 - Prof. Monica Gale (TCD)
    "Commentating on Catullus in the 21st Century"
  • 22/10/14 - Dr. Stella Diakou (TCD)
    "The Archaeology of Lapithos: Is There a Future for its Past?"
  • 29/10/14 - Dr. Giorgos Papantoniou (TCD)
    "At the Crossroads of Empire: The Socio-Political and Cultural Landscape of Cyprus from Classical to Hellenistic Times"
  • 19/11/14 - Dr. Jeremy Armstrong (University of Auckland)
    "Silver and Bronze: The Story of Roman Monetization"

Hilary Term 2014

  • Wednesday 19th January
    Prof. David Scourfield (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
    "Annexing Arcadia: Classical Space in the Short Fiction of E. M. Forster"
  • Wednesday 19th February
    Dr. Casper de Jonge (University of Leiden)
    "Sublime Sappho. Longinus on Sappho as a Rhetorical Model"
  • Wednesday 12th March
    Prof. Jim Crow (University of Edinburgh)
    "'The Longest Roman Water Supply Line?' - Investigating the Aqueducts of Byzantium"
  • Thursday 13th March
    Dr. Michael Iliakis (British School at Athens / University College London)
    "Coins, Ruins, and Texts: Deciphering Hellenistic Bactria"
    Seminar begins at 6:15pm
  • Wednesday 26th March
    Dr. Thomas Kiely (British Museum)
    "The Anatomy of Old Excavations. The British Museum at Amathus (Cyprus), 1893-4"

Michaelmas term 2013

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2013
     Eran Almagor, Ben Gurion University
     "You Only Live Twice: The Structure of Plutarch's Cimon-Lucullus"
  • Wednesday 16th October 2013
    Dr. Christa Gray, University of Edinburgh
    "Models of Monasticism in Jerome’s Lives of Holy Men"
  • Wednesday 20th November 2013
    Dr. John Curran, Queens university Belfast
    "The Testimonium Flavianum (Again)"
  • Wednesday 4th December 2013
    Dr. Simon Malloch, University of Nottingham
    "Exempla in Ammianus’ Narrative of Julian's Persian Campaign"

Hilary Term 2013

  • Thursday 24th January 2013
    Dr. Frits Naerebout (University of Leiden)
    "Cattle Rustling, Sexual Misdemeanor, and Lying About it Too! Human Morality and the Divine in Asia Minor According to the So-Called Confession Texts
  • Thursday 31st January 2013
    Dr. Mark Bradley (University of Nottingham)
    "Obesity, Corpulence, and Emaciation in Roman Art"
  • Thursday 14th March 2013
    Dr. Giuseppe Pezzini (Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford)
    "Ignotumst, Tacitumst, Creditumst: Terence and the Verb ‘to be’ in Latin
  • Thursday 28th March 2013
    Dr. Alexander Meeus (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
    "Ktesias of Knidos: Poet, Novelist, or Historian?"

Michaelmas Term 2012

  • Thursday 11th October
    Dr. James Grant Couper (TCD)
    "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Defeat is Victory. Aspects of Military Defeat in the Principate"
  • Thursday 25th October
    Prof. Mike Edwards (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David)
    "The New Hyperides in the Archimedes Palimpsest"
  • Thursday 22nd November
    Dr. Siobhán Hargis (TCD / UCD)
    "From Floodplain to Trophy Cabinet: The Evolution of the Regal and Early Republican Campus Martius, Rome"
  • Thursday 6th December
    Dr. Jo Day (UCD)
    "Domicide! Killing a House in Early Minoan I East Crete"

Last updated 5 April 2018