Reception and the Political

Saturday 3 March 2007

A colloquium featuring members of ‘Contexts for Classics’ from the University of Michigan and respondents from the Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition


9:20: Welcome

Session 1: 9:30-10:30
Chair: Bob Fowler
Elizabeth Wingrove : ‘Philoctetes in the Bastille’

Respondent: Ellen O’Gorman

Session 2: 10:30-11:30
Chair: Miriam Leonard
Silke Weineck : ‘Laius Tyrannus, Oedipus Pater’

Respondent: Pantelis Michelakis

Coffee Break

Session 3: 12:00-1:00
Chair: Katie Fleming
Jim Porter: ‘Erich Auerbach and the Scar of Philology’

Respondent: Miriam Leonard

Lunch 1:00-2:30

Session 4: 2:30-3:30
Chair: Ellen O’Gorman
Basil Dufallo: ‘The Reception of Greek Art in Martial’s Epigrams’

Respondent: Duncan Kennedy

Session 5: 3:30-4:30
Chair: Liz Potter
Vivasvan Soni: ‘Re-Inventing the Polis: Hannah Arendt and the American Revolution’

Respondent: Katherine Harloe (Oxford; former Institute Fellow)

Coffee Break

Session 6: 5:00-6:00
Chair: Charles Martindale
Yopie Prins: ‘Ladies' Greek: The Politics of Translating Prometheus Bound’

Respondent: Rowena Fowler

Drinks Reception 6:00-6:30

Contact: Miriam.Leonard AT

Supported by:

Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The British Academy
Bristol Institute for Reserach in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA)