The Department of Classics at the University of Reading is pleased to announce the following events for the period from April to September 2007:


'Classics Hell: Re-Presenting Antiquity in Mass Cultural Media'
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Friday, 27 April 2007
A conference sponsored by the University of Reading and the Classical Reception Studies Network.

'Violent Commensality: Animal Sacrifice and its Discourses in the Ancient World'
Friday, 11 May 2007

'Greece, Rome, and Colonial India'
Friday, 29 June 2007
This conference, which is to be held at SOAS (London), is sponsored by the University of Reading, Royal Holloway, SOAS, the British Academy, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

'Why Athens? Reappraising Tragic Politics'
Monday & Tuesday, 10 and 11 September 2007 This conference is sponsored by the University of Reading and the British Academy.

'Graeco-Aegyptica/Aegypto-Graeca. Interactions between Greece and Egypt 700 BCE - 300 CE'
Monday-Wednesday, 17-19 September 2007


Wednesday, 9 May, 4 p.m., HUMSS 301
'Locus datus: Latin inscriptions and the Roman state'
Gregory Rowe, University of Victoria

Thursday, 17 May, 4 p.m., HUMSS 301
'How the Ethiopian Changed His Skin'
Daniel L. Selden, University of California, Santa Cruz

Wednesday, 23 May, 4 p.m., HUMSS 301
'Alciphron's Attic Idylls: reading pastoral in the Second Sophistic'
Owen Hodkinson, University of Oxford

Wednesday, 13 June, 4 p.m., HUMSS 301
'Delayed punishment and ancestral characteristics: Croesus (and others?) in Herodotus'
Neil Sewell-Rutter, University of Reading

For further information, please contact Phiroze Vasunia at p.vasunia AT, or write to the organizers at:

Department of Classics
The University of Reading
Reading RG6 6AA