Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Durham

Wednesday 15 October, 5.30pm [PG20]
Professor Michael Silk (King's College London) Apollo and Dionysus

Tuesday 21 October, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Professor Hans van Wees (UCL)
Attic Vikings: society and state in archaic Athens

Monday 27 October, 5.30 pm [PG20]
Professor Christopher Gill (Exeter)
What can we learn from the Stoics about what it means to be human?

Wednesday 29 October, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Professor Christos Tsagalis
(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) CEG 594, Euripides' Erechtheus
and the riddle of its anonymous author

Saturday 1 November, 10am - 4.30pm [ER 141, registration in Department]
Subject Centre: Workshop on Teaching Critical Visual Skills

Wednesday 5 November, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Dr Maude Vanhaelen (Warwick)
Man - hero - daimon: Marsilio Ficino and the revival of Plato in
Renaissance Florence

Wednesday 12 November, 5.30pm [Seminar room] Professor Tom Harrison
(Liverpool) [Classical Association & Hellenic Society] History as myth:
the memorialising function of Herodotus' Histories

Wednesday 19 November, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Professor Matthew Dickie (St
Andrews) The Sacred Laws of Antiochus I of Commagene: Persian or Greek?

Wednesday 26 November, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Dr David Lambert (St
Andrews) Salvian and the image of decline in the fifth-century West

Wednesday 3 December, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Professor John Onians
(University of East Anglia) Landscape and the mind: hidden neural
origins of Greek art and culture

Wednesday 10 December, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Dr Lena Isayev (Exeter)
Contested meanings of homeland and belonging in ancient Italy

Wednesday 17 December, 5.30pm [Ritson room] Professor Stephen Oakley
(Cambridge) Rediscoveries of Latin texts in the Renaissance

The lectures by Michael Silk, Christopher Gill and Maude Vanhaelen are
part of the series 'Being Human - Classical Perspectives', which is
co-sponsored by the Durham Institute of Advanced Study
( and the Durham Centre for the Study of the
Classical Tradition ( Please
contact Ingo Gildenhard (ingo.gildenhard AT for more

All are welcome!