Archive for September, 2011

St Andrews School of Classics Research Seminar, 2011-12

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Semester 1

Friday 30 September 2011: Katharine Earnshaw (St John’s College, Oxford) Ghosts of Epic Past

Friday 7 October: Emmanuela Bakola (UCL) The Oikos in the Oresteia and the Origins of Eco-logical Discourse

Friday 14 October: Nicolas Wiater (St Andrews) Parahistory: Literary Criticism and Historical Consciousness

Friday 21 October: Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Rethymno) Christian Eyes for ‘Pagan’ Images: Nonnus’ Dionysiaca on the Edge

Friday 28 October: Barbara Borg (Exeter) In search of senators deceased: Context matters

Friday 4 November: Annemaré Kotzé (Stellenbosch) Moral exhortation in Augustine’s Confessions?


Friday 18 November: Jenny Bryan (UCL) Likely Rhetoric and the Phaedrus

Friday 25 November: Alexandra Parvan (St Andrews) Norms of judgment and harmless error in Augustine

Friday 2 December: Christopher Whitton (Cambridge) Cicero and Tacitean epigram

Friday 9 December: Jon Coulston (St Andrews) Trajan’s Column and the Art of Imperial Display in Rome

Friday 16 December: Hans van Wees (UCL) Perfect oligarchs: birth, wealth and merit in Homer

Papers are followed by discussion. All are very welcome. All seminars take place on Fridays, starting at 4.05 p.m., in Swallowgate 11.

Enquiries should be directed to: Jason König, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AL. Tel.: 01334-462600. E-mail:

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Charles Fensham-Gedenklesing/Charles Fensham Memorial Lecture 2011

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Die jaarlikse Charles Fensham-Gedenklesing van die Departement Antieke Studie het op Dinsdag 30 Augustus in die Jannaschsaal plaasgevind. Hierdie jaar was die 21ste bestaansjaar van die geleentheid en die lesing is deur ’n buitengewone professor in die Departement Antieke Studie, prof. Angelika Berlejung van Leipzig, gehou. Die titel van haar voordrag was: “Assyria and/in the Old Testament”. Die geleentheid is deur talle kollegas, belangstellendes en ’n aantal buitelandse besoekers bygewoon.

The annual Charles Fensham Memorial Lecture of the Department of Ancient Studies took place Tuesday 30 August in the Jannasch Hall. This year was the 21st anniversary of the event and the lecture was held by an extraordinary professor in the Department of Ancient Studies, Prof. Angelika Berlejung of Leipzig. The title of her lecture was: “Assyria and/in the Old Testament”. The event was attended by numerous colleagues, interested persons and a number of foreign visitors.

Op die foto (van links na regs)/On the photo (from left to right): Prof. Johann Cook, Prof. Sakkie Cornelius, Prof. Angelika Berlejung, Prof. Paul Kruger en/and Mev./Mrs Yvonne Fensham