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Faculty of Classics




Seminars will be at 17:15 on Wednesdays in room G.19 and via Zoom.  All are welcome.

The Zoom link will be provided in due course.  Please contact Renaud Gagne (rg404) or Tim Whitmarsh (tjgw100) if you have any questions.


Michaelmas Term 2021 - "Play"


13th October       Stephen Kidd

                            ‘The Game of Lucian's True Stories


20th October       Irene Peirane Garrison

                            ‘The game of authorship revisited: forms of play in Latin pseudepigrapha'


27th October        Véronique Dasen

                             'The kingship of the child: children's play in sanctuaries (Heraclitus 52 D.-K)


3rd November      Laila Dell'Anno

                             ‘Statius' Silvae: Play on the Threshold'

                             Robin Kreutel

                              'Plautus and play'


10th November    Michel Briand

                             'About spoudaiogeloion in Lucian's Περὶ ὀρχήσεως: queer dance, sophistic, and classics'


17th November   Marco Vespa

                            'Funny games. Interconnections between play, fiction, and subordination in Xenophon's Cyropaedia II, 3, 17-20'


24th November   Anna Uhlig

                           'Fair Play or Roll of the Dice? Epistemological Fun with Menander'


1st December    Jesús Carruesco Garcia



Latest news

Aldborough Roman Town

24 November 2021

Watch a new film about Aldborough Roman Town , exploring its archaeological story. Created by Dr Rose Ferraby, it celebrates new understandings of the site from the Aldborough Roman Town Project .


19 October 2021

Episode 3 of the Aldborough Roman Town podcast, written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Lewis-Gibson visiting fellowships

8 November 2021

The Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies is delighted to launch a new scheme for scholars wishing to visit Cambridge for periods of up to three months. The fellowships will be known as Lewis-Gibson Visiting Fellowships , after Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson , two pioneering scholars of ancient languages who endowed a fund...

Roman York beneath the streets

12 October 2021

Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and Dr John Creighton, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, have been awarded a grant of £718,598 from the AHRC for a new project on Roman York (which will run from November 2022 to April 2024). The nature and topography of...