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Classics & Ancient History Colloquium 2017

Welcome to the webpages for the 2017 Colloquium in the Department of Classics and Ancient History!

Wednesday 24th May 2017 - Wolfson Research Exchange rooms 1, 2 and 3.

Part of the Arts Postgraduate Research Festival 2017.

The schedule for this event has now been finalised.

To download a printable copy of the Event Programme, as well as the complete set of Abstracts, please view the following documents:




09:00 – 09:15

Simone Mollea

09:15 – 10: 45
SESSION 1: Materiality – Chair: Kathryn Thompson

Nick Brown

'Mantiklos’ Apollo: Real-World Object, Poetically Defined'

Denise Wilding

‘Token issues: Discerning the role played by lead tokens in Greco-Roman Egypt'

David Swan

‘All that is gold does not always glitter: Does metal matter in Iron Age South Western British coinage?’

10:45 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00
SESSION 2: Definition & Redefinition – Chair: Nigel Heathcote

Vicky Jewell

‘The Trouble with Glaukos: First thoughts on untethered colours in Ancient Greece’

Simone Mollea

‘The key role of humanitas in Aulus Gellius’ educational programme’

George Green

‘Changes in the Form and Function of Roman Gold Coinage: AD 64 to AD 312’

Emmy Stavropoulou

‘The Sound of War and the Erinys in Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30
SESSION 3: Views & Reviews – Chair: Simone Mollea

Kathryn Thompson

‘The Rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Idea of Universal Phallic Worship’

Annie Sharples

‘Historical Bias and Disability within Ancient Greece’

Miriam Hay

‘The fabric of myth in late antiquity: The Meleager and Atalanta textile in the Abegg collection’

15:30 – 15:50
Tea/Coffee Break
15:50 – 17:20:
SESSION 4: Memory – Chair: Nick Brown

Nathan Murphy

'The Severan reforms: A case of monetary déjà vu?'

Martina Russo

‘Historical exempla in Seneca’

Nigel Heathcote

‘Mob violence, damnatio memoriae, and the demise of Commodus’

17:20 – 17:30

Nick Brown

18:00 - 19:30
Wine Reception, followed by Celebration Dinner.

(Table booked for 23 people at Xananas for 19:30 - menu to circulate.)

Colloquium Organisation Committee:

Kathryn Thompson, Nick Brown, Simone Mollea and Nigel Heathcote.