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History Seminar



Truth, Authenticity, Fakery and Fiction in the Classical World.


Seminars start Mondays 17:15 and finish at 18:45 in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics.


8 October

Welcome and Introduction.


15 October

Rebecca van Hove (KCL)

Defining truth, divining authority: oracle quotations in the Athenian law courts.


22 October

David Friedman (Cambridge)

Poor reasoning’ in Josephus: Sloppiness or method?


29 October

Rebecca Flemming (Cambridge)

Adultery, fraud and the truth of patria potestas.


5 November

Laurence Totelin (Cardiff)

Stretching out the Pepper: Drug Fraud in Antiquity.


12 November

Renan Baker (Cambridge)



19 November

William Guast (Bristol)

Unsuited to the present times and circumstances?’ How unrealistic was Greek declamation and why does it matter?



Paul du Plessis (Edinburgh)

Law and progress—a critical reading of Digest 1.2.2.     

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