Lucian and his Time

- a conference on Lucian’s works, their context and impact

Dates: 24th to 25th March 2007
Where: Darwin College, University of Kent

Day 1

09:00 - 09:30 Sign In

09:30 - 10:30 Prof. Heinz-Günther Nesselrath
“A tale of two cities: Lucian on Athens and Rome”

10:30 - 11:00 Dr Karen Ni Mheallaigh “Lucian and Apuleius: Exploring the

11:00 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:00 Dr Peter Van Nuffelen “Lucian’s Paradox: Philosophy vs.
religion in the Icaromenippus”

12:00 – 12:30 Prof. Steven Smith “Lucian’s Verae Historiae: Imperial Expansion”

12:30 – 13:00 Dr Orestis Karavas “Lucian’s Religiosity”

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 15:00 Dr Isabelle Gassino “Lucian’s relationship to Latin language
and Roman culture”

15:00 – 15:30 Prof. Graham Anderson “ Lucian’s Anecdotes”

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Prof. Keith Sidwell
“The Dead Philosophers’ Society: Some New Thoughts on Lucian’s Piscator and
Eupolis’ Demes”

16:30 – 17:00 Dr Maria Pretzler “Creative Ekphrasis: Lucian and the visual

Day 2

10:00 - 10:30 Dr Karen Schlapbach “Lucian’s On Pantomime between literary
tradition and contemporary performance culture”

10:30 - 11:00 Dr Steven Evans “Ritual Lament in Lucian”

11:00 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:00 Dr Robert Porod “Lucian and the limits of fiction in ancient

12:00 – 12:30 Prof. Tim Whitmarsh “Pleasures of the Ass”

12:30 – 13:00 Ms Hannah Mossman “Lucian, Space Cowboy: Geography and
narrative in the Verae Historiae”

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 15:00 Dr Francesca Mestre “Power and the abuse of power in the works
of Lucian”

15:00 – 15:30 Mr Matthew Macleod “Lucian’s attitude to Socrates and Plato”

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Dr Adam Bartley
“Writing out of time? What makes some works of Lucian more ‘contemporary’?”

16:30 – 17:00 Discussion


The conference will cost £60 per person for the two days. A rate for a
single day can be organised upon request. All cheques are to be made payable
to UNIKENT. A small number of partly funded places are available for
students at the rate of £30. Feels will be accepted up to the Wednesdaythe
21st of March, 2007.


Canterbury is easily reached by train from London from Victoria Station.
Trains travelling to either the Canterbury East or the Canterbury West
station will leave only a brief journey by taxi to Darwin College. We are
happy to advise on other travel arrangements. Free parking is available on
the university campus on the weekends.

For inquiries regarding the conference or to book your attendance, please
contact Dr Adam Bartley on +44 1227 824 720 or ab290 AT

This conference is funded by the British Academy’s Conference Grant Scheme
and the Kent Institute for the Advanced Studies of the Humanities (KIASH).