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Cambridge Ancient History Research Seminar Lent 2020

Seminars take place on Mondays at 17:15 virtually via Zoom. Further details are available on Moodle here.  The Zoom link will be posted one hour prior to each Seminar on the Moodle page. Those without access to Cambridge Moodle should contact Rebecca Flemming (ref33).


27 April

Martin Szoke (Cambridge)

The emperor’s new patchwork family: Imperial Legitimacy and Family Ties in Pliny’s 'Panegyricus’


11 May

Stefano Frullini (Cambridge)

Synoikism, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantineia


18 May

Peter Martin (Cambridge)

How history became comparative 


25 May 

Joe Grimwade (Cambridge)

Mnemonic aides: nomenclatores and other 'specialist’ slaves




9-10 July 2020

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

Organisers: Daniel Jew (National University of Singapore), Sitta von Reden (Freiburg), Robin Osborne (Cambridge)  

This conference marks the retirement of Paul Millett, one of the most prominent of Finley’s students in economic history. We seek to focus on the city illuminated by Paul’s work: to attempt to understand the operation of the Athenian economy in detail, and to investigate its relationship to the structures, institutions and practices of democracy.

Planned lines of inquiry include women, work and leisure; religion and the economy; archaeology and democracy; slavery; behavioural economics; costs of living; lending and borrowing; trade and markets; luxury goods; wealth distribution; and property and aristocratic power.

Speakers: Claire Taylor (Wisconsin-Madison), Emily Greenwood (Yale), Emily Mackil (Berkeley), Jon Hesk (St Andrews), Jonathan Hall (Chicago), Mark Lawall (Manitoba), Moritz Hinsch (Humboldt), Noémie Villacèque (Reims), Paulin Ismard (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Ralph Anderson (St Andrews).

All welcome. If you wish to attend, please contact Daniel Jew ( 

(Please see notice here for further details.)

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