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Seminars will be at 17:15 on Wednesdays via Zoom.  All are welcome.

The Zoom link will be uploaded to the Seminar Moodle page an hour prior to the seminar.  If you do not have access to Moodle please contact Talitha Kearey (tezk2) or Thomas Nelson (tjn28).


Easter Term 2021 - "The Fringes of Epic"


5th May       Thomas J. Nelson (Cambridge)

                    ‘The Fringes of Hellenistic Epic: Genre, Canon, Space’


12th May     Justine McConnell (KCL)

                    ‘Sampling Epic: from Kae Tempest to Kendrick Lamar’


19th May     Peter Kruschwitz (Vienna)

                    ‘Epic cock-ups, epic fails, and absolutely no sense of Homer: some thoughts

                     concerning epic poetry, verse inscriptions, and Roman poetic culture’


26th May     Emily Kneebone (Nottingham)

                    ‘Fresh woods and pastures new: the epic landscape of Colluthus’


2nd June     Celia Campbell (Emory)

                    ‘Beyond the Mainstream: Rivers, Genre, and the Landscape of Ovid,

                    Metamorphoses 1’



Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.