A one-day event will be held on Saturday 2 June to mark the publication of R. O. A. M. Lyne's Collected Papers on Latin Poetry, and to commemorate the work of an outstanding and much-loved scholar.
The conference will consist of talks, followed by discussions, on passages of poets who were particular favourites of Oliver's. This seemed a suitable way to remember a critic so involved in close reading.
In the evening there will be a drinks party to launch the book (ISBN 978-0-19-920396-3). Both the events will take place in the new Classics Centre, 66, St Giles', Oxford.
The programme will be as follows:
11.00-11.30 arrival; coffee; introduction
11.30-1.00 first session; chair: Claudia Strobel
Llewelyn Morgan: ‘Round two with Lyne's Hercules: the communis deus in Aeneid VIII’
Jasper Griffin: Homer (title to be confirmed)
2.00-3.30 second session; chair: Peter Brown
Tony Woodman: ‘Double-speaking from Horace’
Stephen Heyworth: ‘Catullus 62’
4.00-5.30 third session; chair: Bob Cowan
Hans Peter Syndikus: ‘Propertius on his poetry: Elegies 1-5 of the third book.’
Matthew Robinson: ‘Swallows, Silence and the Return of Spring (Fasti 2.853-6)’
6.00-7.00 drinks reception to launch R. O. A. M. Lyne, Collected Papers on Latin Poetry (Oxford, 2007)
There will be no charge for the event. Booking is essential; the first 66 to apply will be accepted. To book, please send an email to helen.mcgregor AT classics.ox.ac.uk . Vegetarian fare will be available at lunch; please mention any other dietary requirements. For any queries, please contact gregory.hutchinson AT exeter.ox.ac.uk