School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Classics postgraduate seminars

The Edinburgh Classics postgraduate seminar series takes place throughout the semester. All are welcome.

Event description

There has always been a strong contingent of postgraduate students at both masters and doctoral levels studying Classics at the University of Edinburgh.

Part of the postgraduate experience here is the opportunity to deliver research papers to fellow students, providing postgraduates with a valuable experience and practice in delivering research papers in a friendly and supportive environment.

The seminar series occurs weekly, with postgraduates who volunteer to deliver a research paper of around forty minutes in length, with time afterwards for question and answer.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars take place on Thursdays, 5.10-6.00pm in LG.09, David Hume Tower

Event schedule

Semester 2 2018/2019
Date Speakers and topics Notes
Thursday 7 Feb Thaddeus Thorp (University of Edinburgh) - 'The "public" and "hidden" transcripts of elite perceptions of social mobility in the Roman Empire'  
Thursday 14 Feb Josie Rae (University of Edinburgh) - 'Who lied? Horace and the reception of WW1 literature'  
Thursday 21 Feb Giulia Marolla (University of the Republic of San Marino - 'Looking for simplicius: An identification problem in a Late Antique letter collection'  
Thursday 28 Feb Antonella Florio (University of Exeter) - 'Divine plurals. Towards a grammatical treatment of divine names in Roman culture'  

Tuesday 5 Mar

Alessia Scalera (University of Bari) - 'Dido’s first time on the operistic stage. Tragic characters in Cavalli’s Didone'

Carlo Lualdi (University of Warwick) - 'De bellis terra marique in Westeros. "Game of Thrones" and classical warfare, season 7'

Chaired by Inês Silva

RAC 2019, 17.10-18.00 Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Contact RACEdinburgh2019@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday 7 Mar Marco Palone (University of Freiburg) - 'The amethyst’s ekphrasis in Heliodorus’ "Aethiopica" as allegory of the novel'  
Tuesday 12 Mar

Francesco Condone (University of Naples ‘Federico II’) -  'Two exegetical amplifications in the fourteenth chapter of Nonnus’ "Paraphrase of John"'

Marta Fogagnolo (University of Pisa) - 'A πολυθρούλητον ζήτημα. The end of the Nekyia in the ancient Homeric exegesis'

Chaired by Manos Tsakiris

RAC 2019, 17.10-18.00 Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Contact RACEdinburgh2019@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday 14 Mar Gladys Mazloum (University of Edinburgh) - 'Beyond the looking-glass: Mirror stories in the "Conspiracy of Apelles"’  
Tuesday 19 Mar

Sarah Sheard (University of Cambridge): 'Women on top'

Martyna Swierk (University of Wroclaw): 'Apuleius from Madaura: Between Rome and Carthage – some aspects of social life in African provinces in the 2nd century'

Chaired by Giulia Marolla

RAC 2019, 17.10-18.00 Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Contact RACEdinburgh2019@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday 21 Mar Dorothy Longley Cook (University of Edinburgh) - 'Reading the "Fasti" in Ovid’s "Aedes Herculis Musarum": Poetic simultaneity and architectural representation in "Fasti 6"'  
Tuesday 26 Mar

Nicola Barbagli (Pisa SNS): 'The emperor in the province. The statuary representation of Augustus in Egypt'

Chiara Battisti (Sapienza University of Rome): 'The politics of the Flavian emperors in Greece and Asia Minor. From inscriptions to literary sources'

Chaired by Fabio Guidetti

RAC 2019, 17.10-18.00 Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Contact RACEdinburgh2019@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday 28 Mar

Laura Donati (University of Edinburgh) - 'Servile crime and punishment: Juridical pictures and masterly issues in Ancient Rome'

 
Tuesday 2 Apr

Eleni Alexandri and Stergiani Tzirvitsi (University of Ioannina): 'Hiketeia and asylia in ancient Greek mythical and political thought'

Roberta Dainotto (University of Crete): 'Narrativizing the polis’ past in "Against Leptines"'

Chaired by Alberto Esu

RAC 2019, 17.10-18.00 Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Contact RACEdinburgh2019@gmail.com for more information.
Thursday 4 Apr

Roberta Leotta (University of Edinburgh) - 'Rivalry through Roman eyes: A cognitive approach to metaphors of rivalry in Ancient Roman culture'

 
Thursday 11 Apr

David McCaffrey (University of Edinburgh) - 'Patterns of post-conflict settlement within the Seleukid Empire during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC: Continuity, adaptation or disintegration?'

 
Thursday 18 Apr

Samuel Ellis (University of Edinburgh) - 'Greek conceptualisations of the Achaemenid traditions'

 

Further information

Further information can be found on the Classics postgraduate seminar series website, or email racedinburgh2019@gmail.com