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Postgraduate Colloquium 2021

The annual postgraduate colloquium is an opportunity for us to share and explore the wide variety of research taking place here in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. This year's event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9th-10th (14:00-17:30 BST), via Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to attend, please email the organisers for the joining link at Please see the programme below or click here to view the full programme including abstracts.

Day 1: Wednesday 9th June 2021
14:00-14:10 - Welcome and Introduction

14:10-16:00: Panel 1: Winds, Stars and Plants: the Natural World in Antiquity, Chair: Simone Mucci
Danchen Zhang - Winds in Sophocles' Antigone in the light of Intellectual Discourse
Manuela Marai - Wound and Skin Infection Treatment in Galen: Analysis of Potential Antimicrobial Substances for Drug Development
Jon Madge - Parhelic and Paraselenic Omens in Ancient Rome

16:00-16:15 - Break

16:15-17:30: Panel 2: Material Culture in Ancient Cities: Coins, Statues and Inscriptions, Chair: Jacqui Butler
Matthew Evans - Space and the polis: Statues, Inscriptions and Architectural Context in the gymnasion of Amphipolis
Nathalia Kristensen - Dating the Palmyrene coins: Revisiting the Numismatic Evidence from Palmyra

Day 2: Thursday 10th June 2021
14:00-14:10 - Welcome and Introduction

14:10 - 15:30 - Panel 3: Paths of Intertextuality across Lyric, Iambus, and Tragedy, Chair: Alessandra Tafaro
Alessio Ranno - Pindaric Intertextuality and Tragic Irony in Sophocles’ Trachiniae: Thoughts on Soph. Tr. 497-530
Lucrezia Sperindio - A Tragic Model for Horace's Vatic Speaker in Epod. 7.

15:30 - 15:45 - Break.

15:45 - 17:30 - Panel 4: All's Fair in Love and War: Conflict and Romance in Ancient and Modern Visual Culture, Chair: Kieren Johns
Jacqui Butler - Andromeda and Perseus – the Happy Ending?
Carlo Lualdi - Undecided Battle Scenes in Southern Italy between Fifth and Third Century BC
Giles Penman - Britannia: the Ancient Mobiliser of Britons during the Great War