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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar


The Seminar meets on Fridays at 16:30 in Room 1.11.


19 October

Michael Loy

Leading Res Gerendae round table discussion

Arthur Harris

New Diseases and Sectarian Debate in Hellenistic and Roman Medicine


26 October

Joe Grimwade

Lost bodies and a ‘lost’ corpus: Horace Odes 5.8

Thomas Langley



2 November

Stefano Frullini

Tainted Love: Argos and Persia in the Fifth Century BCE

Graham Andrews

Princeps Citharoedus. The Invention of Neronian Tyranny


9 November

Sophie Wardle

Victorian responses to Roman London

Krishnan Ram-Prasad

Did it rain last week? Reconstructing syntax, some problems and possibilities


16 November

Anya Morrice

Plautus and the military

Alessio Santoro

How to measure a colour? Aristotle, Metaphysics Iota 2, 1053b28-34


23 November

Kyriakos Velos

Alexander the Genocidaire? Did Alexander the Great commit genocide?

Marc Bonaventura

Dares Phrygius and the Second Sophistic: The Question of a Lost Greek Original


30 November

Natalia Elvira

The creation of the alphabet. A Greek miracle?

Marcus Ellis

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Commedia dell’Arte and Satyr Play


This year’s coordinators are:

Thomas Langley ( and Florence Kipps (

We look forward to seeing as many Graduates there as possible.

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Gildersleeve Prize 2017

Oct 11, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to report that the Gildersleeve Prize in 2017 has been presented to Dr Max Leventhal.

Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

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