The School of Classics at St. Andrews University and the School of
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at Liverpool University are pleased
to announce a one-day conference on ‘Pliny the Younger in Late Antiquity’
to be held at St Andrews on Saturday 16th May 2009. The conference will
explore various aspects of Pliny’s reception, reputation and influence in
the third, fourth and fifth centuries, particularly although not
exclusively, in oratory and letter-writing. Confirmed speakers are
Professor Bruce Gibson (Liverpool), Professor Roy Gibson (Manchester),
Professor John Henderson (Cambridge), Dr Gavin Kelly (Edinburgh) and Dr
Roger Rees (St Andrews). Proposals for further 30 minute papers are
invited in the form of abstracts of c.300 words, to Bruce Gibson
(bjgibson AT or Roger Rees (rdr1 AT by 31st
May 2008.