Stars and Stylus:

Astronomy and Literature in the Graeco-Roman World

Friday, 11th May 2007
10.30 – 11.30:    Registration in the Department of Classics

                             (1st Floor, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds)

11.30 onwards:   Papers in Seminar Rooms 3 and 4 of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI)

(29-31 Clarendon Place)       

11.30 – 12.15:    Andrew Gregory (UCL)

                             Plato and the Stars (TBC)

12.15 – 13.00:    Robert Hannah (Otago)

                             Between Science and Literature: Star Calendars in the Greek and Roman Worlds

13.00 – 14.00:    Lunch

(Room 119, Department of Classics, 1st Floor Parkinson Building)

14.00 – 14.45:    Matthew Robinson (UCL)

                             Eratosthenes’ Catasterismoi and Roman Poetry

14.45 – 15.30:    Josèphe-Henriette Abry (Lyons)

                             Manilius and Aratus: Two Stoic Poets on Stars

15.30 – 16.00:    Coffee (in LHRI)

16.00 – 16.45:    Matthew Dickie (St Andrews)

                             The Preface to Iulius Firmicus Maternus’ Mathesis

16.45 – 17.30:    Emma Gee (Sydney)

Astronomy and Ideology in Two Renaissance Latin Didactic Poets

The close of the papers will be followed by drinks in the Department of Classics (Room 119), followed by dinner at a local restaurant at c. 7.30 p.m. Everyone is warmly invited to dinner with the speakers.