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The Laurence Seminar

Laurence Seminar Dec 2017 poster

December 11th (9am-5.30pm)

9-9.30: Coffee.

  • 9.30-10: Welcome (M. Adamo, Cambridge).

Session 1: Expansion to Exaction: Italy and the Provinces. Part 1 (Chair: M. Adamo, Cambridge)

  • 10-11: Jonathan Prag (Oxford), Republican Auxiliaries.
  • 11-12: Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (ICREA, Girona), Provincial Tithes and Roman Army Supply in the Second Century BC.

12-1pm: Lunch

Session 2: Expansion to Exaction: Italy and the Provinces. Part 2 (Chair: G. Bradley, Cardiff)

  • 1-2pm: James Tan (Sydney), The Fiscality of Citizens, Latins and Allies.
  • 2-3pm: Jerôme France (Bordeaux) A Plundering Empire? Fiscality and Imperialism in the 2nd Century BC.

3-3.30pm: Coffee

Session 3: The view from the other side: taxpayers and communities. (Chair: R. Flemming, Cambridge)

  • 3.30-4.30pm: Cristina Soraci (Catania), To pay, or not to pay? People and taxation in the Middle Roman Republic.
  • 4.30-5.30pm: Giovanni Salmeri (Pisa), The Power of Institutions: The Hieronian Law and Its Impact on the Sicilian Cities and Countryside.

8pm: conference dinner (Cambridge Chop House, King’s Parade).

December 12th (9am-3.30pm)

9-9.30: Coffee

Session 4: Mars’s Account Books: Public or Private? Part 1 (Chair: J. Patterson, Cambridge)

  • 9.30-10.30: Debbie Potter (Oxford), Roman Policies in Gallic Northern Italy in the Middle Republic: cui bono?
  • 10.30-11.30: Sylvie Pittia (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), When Romans did not win the war: reflections on some fiscal consequences of defeat in the Middle Republic.

11.30-12: Coffee

Session 5: Mars’s Account Books: Public or Private? Part 2 (Chair: S. Piacentin, KCL)

  • 12-1pm: Saskia Roselaar (Bochum), A System of Hegemony? Rome’s Approach to Spoils of War in the Middle Republic.

1-2pm: Lunch

  • 2-3pm: Marta García-Morcillo (Roehampton), Hasta, Praeco, Aerarium: From War Booty to Public Auctions.

3-3.30pm: Concluding remarks (S. Piacentin, KCL).


The Corbett Lecture 

Corbett Lecture 2017

The Corbett Lecture is an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar on a theme connected with ancient Greece. The list of past Corbett Lectures can be found HERE. The Corbett lectures are open to all members of the University and others who are interested.  


JH Gray Lectures

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