Classics

Past Chair-holders, conferences and publications

Information about past Leventis Chairs, conferences and publications.

9th Leventis Professor and Conference

The ninth Leventis Professor was Professor Josiah Ober (Stanford). His conference, ' Ancient Greek history and contemporary social science' was held from 12 to 15 November 2015 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh. Conference speakers were: Mirko Canevaro, Federica Carugati, Barry R. Weingast, Sara Forsdyke, Benjamin Gray, Robert K. Fleck, F. Andrew Hanssen, David Lewis, Carl Hampus Lyttkens, Henrik Gerding, Peter van Alfen, Peter Liddel, Polly Low, David Teegarden, Christian Mann, Diane Harris Cline, Vincent Azoulay, Paulin Ismard, Ingvar Maehle, Kim van Liefferinge, Emily Mackil, Claire Taylor, James Kierstead, Roman Klapaukh and John K. Davies.

8th Leventis Professor and Conference

The eight Leventis Professor was Professor Margaret Alexiou (Harvard). Her conference, 'Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After' was held on the 7-10th of November 2013 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh. Conference speakers were: Panagiotis Agapitos, Dimiter Angelov, Michael Angold, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Roderick Beaton, Simone Beta, Elena Boeck, Stephen Halliwell, Judith Herrin, Martin Hinterberger, David Holton, Marc Lauxtermann, Alex Lingas, Calum Maciver, Przemyslaw Marciniak, Margaret Mullett, Aglae Pizzone, Panagiotis Roilos, Richard Seaford, Anna Stavrakopoulou, Jan Stenger, Alicia Walker, Ruth Webb, Stephanie West.

The conference waslinked to an exhibition, ‘Myths, memories and mysteries: how artists respond to the past’, at The Scottish Historic Building Trust, 7 November 2013 - 31 January 2014.

7th Leventis Professor and Conference

The seventh A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor Ruth Scodel (Michigan).

Her conference, 'What's Greek about Ancient Greek Narrative', was held from 27-30 October 2011, in the Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh. Speakers present were: Lucia Athanassaki, Douglas Cairns, Erwin Cook, Irene de Jong, Pat Easterling, Stephen Halliwell, Lisa Hau, Johannes Haubold, Simon Hornblower, Richard Hunter, Adrian Kelly, Nick Lowe, John Morgan, Andrew Morrison, Damien Nelis, René Nünlist, Dennis Pausch, Alex Purves, Patricia Rosenmeyer, Ruth Scodel, Meir Sternberg, and Tim Whitmarsh.

Publication: D.L. Cairns, R. Scodel (eds), Defining Greek Narrative, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 7 (EUP, 2014).

6th Leventis Professor and Conference

The sixth A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor John Marincola (Florida State University).

The conference in 2009 was 'History without Historians: Greeks and their Past in the Archaic and Classical Age'.

Publication: L.J. Llewellyn-Jones, J. Marincola, C.A. Maciver (eds), History without Historians: Greeks and their Past in the Archaic and Classical Age, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 6 (EUP , 2012)

5th Leventis Professor and Conference

The fifth A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor Jan Bremmer.

The conference in 2007 was 'The Ancient Gods of Greece: Identities and Tranformations'.

Publication: J.N. Bremmer, A.W. Erskine (eds), The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 5 (EUP, 2010)

4th Leventis Professor and Conference

The fourth A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor Terry Penner.

Publication: D. Cairns , F.-G. Herrmann , T. Penner, (eds), Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic , Edinburgh Leventis Studies 4 (EUP, 2007).

3rd Leventis Professor and Conference

The third A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy.

Publication: S. Deger-Jalkotzy, I.S. Lemos (eds), Ancient Greece: from the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer , Edinburgh Leventis Studies 3 (EUP, 2006).

2nd Leventis Professor and Conference

The second A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor David Konstan.

Publication: D. Konstan, K. Rutter (eds), Envy, Spite and Jealousy, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 2 (EUP, 2003).

1st Leventis Professor and Conference

The first A. G. Leventis Professor in Greek was Professor Brian Sparkes.

Publication: N.K. Rutter , B.A. Sparkes (eds), Word and Image in Ancient Greece, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 1 (EUP, 2000).