A Celebration of the Life and Work of Peter Brunt
Oxford, 23-24 March 2007
Supported by Oriel and Brasenose Colleges and the Faculty of Classics


All the lectures will take place in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College

Final Programme:

Friday, 23 March, 2007, 1.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. First Session

1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Welcome: Dr. Teresa Morgan (Oriel College)
Professor William Harris (Columbia University): “When and How Did Italy Come to be Called Italy?”

2.30-3.30 p.m.
Dr Jonathan Prag (Merton College, Oxford): “Non-Italian Manpower: auxilia externa under the Republic”

3.30-4.00 p.m. Tea

4.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (British School at Rome): “Flavian Herculaneum and the Problem of Italian Manpower”

5.00-6.00 p.m.
Professor Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews): “Brunt and the Roman plebs”

6.15-7.15 p.m. Reception provided by the Faculty of Classics at the Stelios Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles

7.30 p.m. Dinner (Oriel College, only for those who have pre-booked)

Saturday, 24 March, 2007, 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m Second Session
9.30 - 10.30 a.m.

Professor Malcolm Schofield (St John’s College, Cambridge): “De Officiis on the fourth virtue”
10.30 -11.00 a.m. Coffee

11.00 a.m.- 12.00 noon.
Dr Ingo Gildenhard (University of Durham): “The politics of Cicero’s perfecta philosophia”

12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.
Dr. Miriam Griffin (Somerville College, Oxford): “Stoicism and Roman Political Life:  why Brunt matters”

2.00 -5.30 p.m. Third Session

2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
Professor Tim Parkin (University of Manchester): “Augustus’ marriage legislation and Italian Manpower”

3.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Dr Valentina Arena (University College London): “Roman liberty after Brunt”

4.00 – 4.30 p.m. Tea

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.
Dr. Roger Tomlin (Wolfson College, Oxford): “Made in Paris: the acclamation of Julian the Apostate”

The lectures are open to all and there is no registration fee. Those who wish to reserve accommodation or to book dinner on Friday evening (cost: approximately £25.00 per head, spouses/partners also welcome) must email teresa.morgan AT, who will forward instructions for booking. For the  provision of tea and coffee, it would be appreciated if those who intend to come to the lectures only and have not booked accommodation or dinner could notify by email either Teresa Morgan or alan.bowman AT