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Faculty of Classics


A Caucus Michaelmas 2023 - the value(s) of close reading

Seminars are held on Wednesdays, 5.15-6.45pm, during Full Term in room G21

11 October, Constanze Güthenke: Hermes, Close Reader

18 October, Elena Giusti: Horace's Poetics of Conspiracy

25 October, Bruno Currie: Close reading and the principle of Ἡσίοδον ἐξ Ἡσιόδου σαφηνίζειν: Works and Days 90–105 and 202–12

1 November, Jenny Strauss Clay: Gods and men in Odyssey 5

8 November, David Butterfield: Texts and problems

15 November, Ahuvia Kahane: The Horizons of Close Reading: Repetition and Promiscuous Form in Ancient Epic and the Ancient Novel

22 November, Lyndsay Coo: Reading tragic fragments, loosely

29 November, Victoria Rimell: Close Reading and the Hermeneutics of Mourning




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Greek Literature and its Critics Conference

24 November 2023

The programme for the Greek Literature and its Critics conference, to be held on 7th - 9th December 2023 in room G21, is available here .

A.G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture

26 September 2023

The Board of Electors to the A.G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at:

Professor Caroline Vout's book 'Exposed' named winner of 2023 London Hellenic Prize

12 June 2023

The Faculty is delighted to congratulate Professor Caroline Vout on her book Exposed being named winner of the 2023 London Hellenic Prize. Further details are available here: