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Literature Seminar



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 Tim Whitmarsh (tjgw100) or Rebecca Laemmle (rl545).


Lent Term 2021


27 January               Yelena Baraz (Princeton University), Lucan’s Cicero:

                               Dismembering a Legend


3 February                Ingo Gildenhard (University of Cambridge), Cicero’s Pro

                               Marcello - contexts, text, intertexts


10 February               Cynthia Damon (University of Pennsylvania), Quod vix

                                credibile: On parentheses in Tacitus


17 February               Elena Giusti (University of Warwick), Rome's imagined

                                Africa and the limits of fiction

24 February               Albert Bates (University of Cambridge), Ekphrasis and

                                Epistemological Skepticism in Philostratus' Imagines                               

                                Nir Stern (University of Cambridge), Dio Chrysostom and

                                the failure of past philosophers


3 March                     Christina Kraus (Yale University), Going in circles:

                                Digressive behavior in Caesar, BC 2


10 March                   No seminar (JH Gray Lectures)


17 March                   Marcus Ellis (University of Cambridge), Flights of Fancy:

                                Cosmology and Aesthetics in the Third Stasimon of

                                Euripides’ Orestes 

                                Nathaniel Hess (University of Cambridge), Transmarine

                                delights: verse translation in the 15th Century



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