Forum Antiquum is the lecture series of the Classics department (Greek and Latin language and culture). Lectures are organised every other week during the semester on Thursdays at 16:00. Every semester, we invite a number of national and international speakers: both well-known experts and promising young researchers.
The lectures are open to everybody interested; registration is not required. Forum Antiquum is made possible by Prof. Ineke Sluiter’s Spinoza Prize.
Location and Contact
Unless noted otherwise, the permanent location of the lectures is the Vossius conference room located in the University Library (South Hall, second floor).
Itinerary Fall 2017
14 september: Filippomaria Pontani
Myths, islands, signs: snapshots of the exegesis to the Odyssey from across the centuries
28 september: Caroline Kroon
Involving the reader. Textual strategies in Livy's account of the battle of Cannae
12 october: Piet Gerbrandy
Waar houdt de Oudheid op?
Enkele suggesties aan de hand van Latijnse poëzie van de vierde tot en met de zevende eeuw
26 october: Janric van Rookhuijzen
The Ghost of the Acropolis: Herodotus and the Creation of the Older Parthenon
9 november: Olga Levaniouk
Did Sappho and Homer Ever Meet? Comparative Perspectives on Homeric Singers.
23 november: Catherine Morgan
Understanding Ithaca - new directions in the archaeology of a small island
7 december: Stephen Halliwell
Longinus and Quintilian: Greco-Roman Perspectives on the Nature of Criticism