Edinburgh Classics Research Seminar – semester 1, 2021-2022: The alumni series

Department of Classics, University of Edinburgh: Classics Research Seminar –  Semester 1, 2021-2022: The alumni series


Meetings will be held on most Wednesdays from 6 October onwards at 17.00 for 17.10 UK time on the Microsoft Teams platform. All speakers in the series are Edinburgh alumni. If you would like to be added to the Classics Research Seminars Mailing List, or be registered for an individual meeting, please contact Dr Benjamin Harriman ([email protected]).


6 October 2021 (joint meeting with the Byzantine Seminar)

Mary Whitby (Merton and Regent’s Park Colleges, Oxford)

An Emperor and his Poet: George of Pisidia on the Emperor Heraclius (610-641 ce)


13 October 2021

Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia)

Ajax and the Stagecraft of Surprise


20 October 2021

Alexandre Johnston (University College, Oxford)

Irony and Theology in Sophocles


3 November 2021

Julia H. Gaisser (Bryn Mawr College)

Les Amours de Catulle and The Adventures of Catullus: Translating and Transposing Catullus in the Seventeenth Century


10 November 2021

Tamer Nawar (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Ancient Democracy: A Philosophical Analysis


17 November 2021

Alison John (All Souls College, Oxford)

Bilingual Poetry in Late Antiquity: Author, Audience and Reception


24 November 2021

Shane Wallace (Trinity College Dublin)

The Antigonids and their Hellenic Leagues: the case of Gonatas


8 December 2021

Sinclair Bell (Northern Illinois University)

Figures of Empire: Images of Aethiopian Boys and the Sexual Economy of Imperial Slavery