Ancient History Seminars
How to write History: The Theory and Practice of the Ancient Historians
Mondays, 5.15 p.m. in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics.
Paul Christesen (Dartmouth): ‘Burial customs in Sparta from the geometric to the classical periods’
Mario Adamo (Cambridge): ‘Peasants as surveyors: economic views of land in the late Roman republic’
The history of the Roman world remains the best comparison for the history of the Greek world, and the history of the Greek world the best comparison for the history of the Roman world. Yet central historical topics have been treated very differently by scholars who study Greek and scholars who study Roman history. This seminar series brings historians of Greece and Rome face to face to discuss how major topics have been and might be approached.
January 23 Politics: Kostas Vlassopoulos & Catherine Steel
January 30 Religion: Robin Osborne & Rebecca Flemming
February 6 Popular Culture: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill & Robin Osborne
February 13 Sex: Alastair Blanshard & Caroline Vout
February 27 Empire: Kathryn Stevens & Christopher Kelly
March 13 Economy: Manuela Dal Borgo & Alessandro Launaro