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Faculty of Classics



Seminars will take place on Tuesdays in 1.04 in the Faculty of Classics and begin at 16:30. All are warmly invited to join us – and for drinks and conversation afterwards, too.


October 10 Abigail Baker (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)

Displaying and debating Schliemann’s Troy

October 17 Mary Danisi (American Academy, Rome)

Phantoms of attachment: Impermanent offerings in ancient Greek funerary rites

October 24 Veli Köse (Ankara)

Aspendos and its aqueducts

October 31 Nikolaus Dietrich (Heidelberg)

A wool basket in clay

November 7 Verity Platt (Cornell/Cambridge)

From typos to archetypon: Visual and verbal recursion in late Hellenistic epigram

November 14 Andrew Shapland (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

How chthonic were the Knossos Snake Goddesses?

November 21 Emily Egan (Maryland)

The field of (papyrus-)reeds: Painting the afterlife in Late Bronze Age Greece

November 28* Jessica Plant (Cambridge)

Roman plasticity: The semantics and mechanics of a craft ecology

[*Seminar followed by end-of-term D Caucus reception in the Museum of Classical Archaeology]


Latest news

Professorship of Ancient History

8 August 2023

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Ancient History 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: