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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar


The seminar meets on Fridays at 16:30 in Room 1.11, this term the seminars will be held virtually. This term’s coordinators are: Sofia Greaves ( and Zoe Audra ( 

 The schedule will be updated on a weekly basis and the joining details available here and in the event notification on the Faculty home page.


Friday 1 May 

Melissa Jones

Flowers, Forests, and Foliage: Setting and the Pastoral in Plato’s Phaedrus


Sarah Sheard

A shield for a hand-mirror: images of Thetis and the armour of Achilles


Friday 8 May

Brian Theng

Revisiting economic rationality: an embedded transaction in Pliny the Younger


Thomas Kelly

Geometrical diagrams in Greek ‘scribal’ mathematics


Friday 15 May

Jacob Andersen

Madness and Teleological Unity in Plato's Phaedrus


Sofia Greaves 

Covid 19 and Naples in the 19th century 


Friday 5 June

Martin Szoke

[[De]]constructing memory: rethinking memory sanctions and damnatio memoriae


Alessio Santoro

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Aristotle and Plato on the definition of beauty


Both papers and scripts will be made available for download via Topica.


Here is the Zoom link:

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