The Warwick Classics Network has been awarded £2000 from GRP Connecting Cultures at Warwick for the project 'Coventry: A City of Cultures'.
This project will be a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Coventry University, the Herbert Gallery and Museum, Lunt Fort in Coventry, and local Coventry Schools, and will examine the history of Coventry as a cultural meeting place from Roman through to Medieval times.
New publication (open access): Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience
Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience, edited by Dr. Caroline Petit, Brill, 2019
In 193 AD, Galen of Pergamum, physician to the emperors, discloses crucial information in a letter to an unnamed friend. This long-lost text was rediscovered in 2005 by a then PhD student, and has since generated more literature than any other Galen text. In the wake of Vivian Nutton's authoritative translation (2013), this collection of essays addresses some of the many facets of the text, shedding new light on Galen, Rome, and the reign of Commodus.
Arising from a Wellcome-funded conference, the book is open access, courtesy of Brill and the Wellcome Trust.
Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo, who has been awarded a British Academy Global Professorship to come to our department from 2019 to 2023. He will be researching the History of the Ancient Theatre to 300 BC.
Congratulations to Kevin Butcher on being awarded the 'jeton de vermeil'
Congratulations to Kevin Butcher, who was awarded the prestigious 'jeton de vermeil' of the Société française de Numismatique in Paris on the 1st December. Pictured is Kevin receiving the award from former president and former director of the Cabinet des médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Michel Amandry. After the presentation Kevin gave a lecture entitled 'Le monnayage des Assyriens'
An Unusual Victory Coin
Undergraduate Luiza Diaconescu explores an unusual image on a coin of Trajan in December's coin of the month.