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Linguistics Seminar


The Linguistics Research Seminar as well as the Mycenaean Seminars will take place on Wednesdays between 16:30 and 18:00 in room 1.11.  


Indo-European Seminar: The Greek Verb and beyond


10 October

Introductory session for the term’s reading seminar on A. Willi Origins of the Greek Verb (Cambridge 2017, available on Cambridge Core).


24 October    

Marina Benedetti (Siena)

Double accusatives in Ancient Greek: διδάσκω between traditional and modern approaches.


7 November

Roland Pooth (Ghent)

PIE alignment change and the emergence of the thematic conjugation: Two sides of the same diachronic coin?


21 November

Klaas Bentein (Ghent)

The decline of infinitival complementation in Ancient Greek. A reconsideration.


Mycenaean Seminar


14 November   

Dr Philippa Steele

Influences on the use of clay tablets: a view from LBA Cyprus.


28 November   

Ester Salgarella

Drawing Lines: The Palaeography of Linear A/B.



Meetings are at 16:30, tea and cakes from 16:00 unless indicated. Meetings will be held in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics.


25 October

Professor Richard Janko (Michigan)

A freethinker on the mysteries: Philology, philosophy and religion in the Derveni papyrus.


15 November - Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics

Professor Jaś Elsner (Oxford)

The invention of Late Antiquity: between politics and religion in the forms of Late Roman art.


29 November - Seminar Room 3, Cripps Court, Magdalene College

Professor Victoria Rimell (Warwick)

The intimacy of wounding in Seneca's Consolatio ad Helviam.



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