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Faculty of Classics



Seminars will take place on Mondays at 17:15 in room G.21 in the Faculty of Classics.



  • 22 January:  Daniel Sutton, 'What Should We Call a Bad Democracy?'
  • 29 January:  Yfke van der Jeijden, 'The Argument for Sex Equality in Plato's Republic'
  • 5 February:  Irene Leonardis (Potsdam), 'Between Amputation a nd Pruning: Roman Models of Correction against Corruption'
  • 12 February:  Peter Martin, 'Words and Looks in Classical Historiography'
  • 19 February:  Aidan Gray, 'Doing History with Monsters'
  • 26 February:  Harvey Phythian, 'Curating the aula memoriae: Augustine's Memories in the Confessions'
  • 4 March:  Ingo Gildenhard, 'Justice Discourses in Greece and (their Absence in) Rome'
  • 11 March:  Sólveig Hilmarsdottir: ‘Cicero's Letters and Historical Sociolinguistics'

All welcome!

All queries to Robin Osborne (

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