Forum Antiquum Lectures Fall/Winter 2021
Every semester, the Classics department of Leiden University organizes a series of lectures (the Forum Antiquum). The lectures are held every other week on Thursdays at 16:00. We invite both Dutch and international speakers and well-known experts and promising young researchers to speak about a topic of their choice.The lectures are open to everybody interested; registration is not required. Forum Antiquum is made possible by Prof. Ineke Sluiter’s Spinoza Prize.
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
The lectures are held in the Vossius Conference Room, located in the Leiden University Library (South Hall, second floor), as well as in the Heinsius Room (same location, opposite door).
We start at 16:00.
For more information about Forum Antiquum, please contact Iris van Kuijk.
Abstracts of the lectures and information about the speakers will follow.
23 September 2021 Vossius Room
Bram Demulder: "Heavenly Love, Vulgar Love, and something in between: on a Platonic innovation"
7 October 2021 Vossius Room
Leanne Jansen: "Images of Cicero the statesman in Roman historiography"
21 October 2021 Vossius Room
Joseph Zehner: "Craft vs. Birth: Aphrodite in Empedocles"
4 November 2021 Heinsius Room
Louis Verreth: "Tyrrhenus fato profugus. Neo-Latin Panegyrics and the Humanist Appropriation of Etruscan Foundational Myths"
18 November 2021 Vossius Room
Christoph Pieper: "Cicero, an illustrious man?"
9 December 2021 Vossius Room
Renske Janssen: "Christiani et Ceteri. De behandeling van vroege Christenen in het Romeinse Rijk"