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Classics Research Seminar Series – Spring 2020
The Department of Classics at Reading is delighted to present an online seminar series to accompany the exhibition Troy: Beauty and Heroism, at the Ure Museum in Spring 2020. This series of presentations from Reading Classics’ own scholars, as well as some special guests, explore the interconnectedness of ideas about beauty and heroism in relation to the epic tradition and its reception, throughout antiquity. Interested individuals are welcome to join us online via Teams Wednesdays at 4pm, from 27 January to 25 March.
27 January – Ian Rutherford (Reading) Beauty, Proportion and the Canon: What did the Greeks borrow from Egypt?
3 February – Amy Smith (University of Reading) Beauty and Heroism in the Amazonomachy
10 February – Claudina Romero Mayorga (University of Reading) Who’s the fairest of them all? The Judgement of Paris in Etruscan mirrors
17 February – Barbara Goff (University of Reading) Helens: Speeches and silences
24 February – Signe Barfoed (University of Oslo/Reading) The white teeth of a boar of gleaming tusks: Boar-hunt and warrior ethos in Homer’s world
3 March – Oliver Baldwin (University of Reading) Penelope: Inward and outward beauty
10 March – James Lloyd (University of Reading) Alexander the Great and the music of Paris and Achilles
17 March – Sonya Nevin (Panoply/University of Roehampton) Beauty and Heroism in Panoply’s Our Mythical Childhood animations
25 March – Sophia Papaioannou (University of Athens) The Charming Artistry of Competitive Performance in Nonnus’ *Dionysiaca* 19