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Faculty of Classics



Wednesday 5.15pm-18:45pm in room G.21.

The seminars will resume on 1 March with the following (altered) programme:


1 March

Lisa Cordes, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin: “Ambiguous personae and performance of authorship in Cicero’s dialogues”


8 March

Orlando Gibbs, Cambridge: “Sub-elite friendships in Plautus”

Pablo Puente Gamero, Cambridge: “Interpretative perspectives on the funerary games in Thebaid 6”



Chris Whitton, Cambridge: "The Agrippina plot: history and intertext in Annals 14"



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