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Faculty of Classics



Wednesday 5.15pm in room G.19.

12th October Peter Wilson, Access to the Archives?: Revisiting the Epigraphic Evidence for the Start of Competitions at the Dionysia

19th October Eric Csapo, ‘Phanodemus’ History of Dionysian Music

26th October Isobel Higgins, Nothing to do with the Dionysiaca?: Nonnus and the Theatre

2nd November Johanna Hanink, What Thucydides doesn’t say about the theatre

9th November Costas Panayatokis, The mime-features of the text in P.Hamb. II 167 recto

16th November Erica Bexley, Thyestes and Comedy

23rd November Emma Cole, Immersivity, Theatre and Theatricality: Reading Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City through the History of Theatre

30th November Fiona Macintosh, Greek tragedy in Europe, 1920-1960: The Leyhausen Example?


The Lunchtime Seminar will be at 13:00 on Thursdays in room 1.04.

13th October Peter Wilson, The name of the Theorikon

20th October Eric Csapo, ‘The Dramatic Festivals’ competition, 340s-320s

27th October Ollie Parkes, ‘Translating form and tradition: the ekphrasis of the phoenix in Ezekiel’s Exagoge (TGF 128 II. 254-69)

3rd November Johanna Hanink, ‘What is meant by “the cities” at Aristophanes, Frogs 1010?’

10th November Henry Spelman, ‘Aristophanes’ Early Career

17th November Richard Hunter, ‘Hippolytus’ Anthology

1st December Rebecca Laemmle, ‘Earworms’

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Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

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The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

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The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.

Research Associates in Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems

21 October 2022

Applications are sought for two Research Associates to join the 'Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems' Project (VIEWS), led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele. Closing date 9 December 2022. For further details please see: