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New Book: The Baptized Muse

Karla Pollmann, The Baptized Muse (Oxford University Press, 2017) ISBN 978-0-19-872648-7 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-baptized-muse-9780198726487?cc=gb&lang=en& This book focuses on early Christian poets, mainly from the 4th to the 6th centuries and writing in Latin, whose works have so far been too often dismissed as epigonal. The book chooses a fresh approach by highlighting the intertextual and exegetical means […]

Prof. Pollmann re-appointed Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch

Karla Pollmann, Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of Classics, has been re-appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This appointment gives recognition of Professor Pollmann’s proven specialized expertise in Classics and Early Christian Studies, and her eminence in her profession and field of study. It also implies Professor […]

Interaction in Imperial Greek Literature Workshop

This September, the University of Reading hosted a workshop, which showcased postgraduate research on the theme of interaction in imperial Greek literature. The workshop resulted from informal discussions at the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature (AMPAL) 2015, where over two intensive days of presentations, only a single panel of three speakers was dedicated […]

Reading Classicist publishes a book in Dutch

Professor Eleanor Dickey’s book ‘Stories of Daily Life in the Roman World’ has been published — in Dutch! This book focusses on a subset of the ancient Latin-learning materials she published in ‘Learning Latin the Ancient Way’, the ancient dialogues about daily life in Rome, and provides translations and introductions for people who are interested […]

Classics Research Seminars – Spring Term 2017

We are delighted to announce our research seminar programme for Spring Term 2017. Please note that in weeks 3–5 our regular seminars will be replaced by the fantastic programme of the ‘Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen’ events (further information on which can be found here). Week 2 – Jan 18: Lyndsay Coo (Bristol), ‘Greek […]

Clytemnestra in your living room? Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen

It’s not often that the ancient Greek adulteress and murderer graces the cover of the Radio Times – still less often does she wear a costume that combines Minoan art with Doctor Who.   But Diana Rigg’s 1979 performance as Clytemnestra was just one of dozens of extraordinary TV events enjoyed by audiences in Britain between […]

Watch: Naked From the Knees Up – Ancient Latin Textbooks Rediscovered (by Prof. Eleanor Dickey)

On 8 November 2016, Prof. Eleanor Dickey gave a talk to the Roman Society entitled ‘Naked From the Knees Up – Ancient Latin Textbooks Rediscovered’. You may watch her talk here, courtesy of the Roman Society:

The Sixth Annual Percy Ure Lecture

We are delighted to announce the sixth Annual Percy Ure Lecture: Professor Christopher Smith (British School at Rome): Commercial Tyrants: A Model for Central Italy? Friday, 25 November 2016 5pm University of Reading Whiteknights Campus Henley Business School Lecture Theatre G15 All welcome! The lecture is free to attend, but booking is recommended, as space […]

New Books from Classics

It has been a busy summer for the department and the Classics research division as we prepared for the new academic year 2016-7. Now we are fully back into the swing of teaching, and we are delighted to share some recent, exciting news with you. We would like to kick off our updates with a […]

Classics Research Seminars – Autumn Term 2016

We are delighted to announce our research seminars and special lectures for Autumn Term 2016: 28 September Francesca Silvestrelli (Salento), “Pottery workshops in Greek colonies of the Ionian coast: production and consumption at Metaponto and Herakleia” 5 October Evert Van Emde Boas (Oxford), “Realism in Euripidean characterization: a cognitive approach” 12 October Luigi Prada (Oxford) […]

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