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The following meetings of the Philological Society have been arranged for the academic year 2023-24. The meetings will be taking place in-person, and tea will be available beforehand from 4.00pm.  Those meetings held in the Classics Faculty will also be live-streamed via Zoom.

  • Thursday 26 October, 4.30pm: Old Combination Room, Trinity College. 

Prof. Verity Platt: ‘The Stones of Posidippus: Elemental Media’

  • Thursday 9 November, 4.30 pm: Room G.21, Faculty of Classics (& on Zoom). 

Seminar joint with Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies
Prof. Olga Tribulato: ‘The sound of Attic: Practices of linguistic imitation in Greek imperial texts’.

  • Thursday 8 February, 4.30 pm: Room G.21, Faculty of Classics (& on Zoom). 

Prof. Jonathan Prag: 'Defining the epigraphic culture(s) of ancient Sicily: the Crossroads project' 

  • CANCELLED  Thursday 22 February, 4.30 pm: Room G.21, Faculty of Classics (& on Zoom). 

Dr. Jessica Lightfoot: 'Healing texts: bodies and grammar in Aulus Gellius and Galen'

  • Thursday 7 March, 4.30 pm: Room G.21, Faculty of Classics (& on Zoom). 

Dr. Elena Giusti: ‘Nero’s African Quests’

  • Thursday 9 May, 4.30pm, Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College [with AGM prior to the paper]

Prof. Rachel Barney: ‘Protagoras and the Art of Argument’


More information about the Philological society and about how to become a member (which includes a subscription to CCJ) can be found at  

We look forward to seeing you at some or all of the meetings!

Dr Helen Van Noorden (Programme Secretary)

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