Department of Greek & Latin


Cicero Awayday VII

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 10am-6.30pm

University College London, Department of Greek and Latin (Gordon House 106), in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies and the RHUL Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric

Cicero Awaydays offer an informal forum for presenting papers (whether fully-fledged ones or work in progress) on any aspect of Cicero's life and works. The first five editions were held, at two-year intervals, in Scottish universities; the last one was hosted by Classics at Newcastle University; this year it has moved to the south of the country.

Everyone with an interest in matters Ciceronian is very welcome to attend. There is no conference fee (and lunch and refreshments will be provided), but it would be helpful if anyone planning to attend could let the organizers know by 15 May 2012 (email g.manuwald@ucl.ac.uk).


10.00-10.45    Coffee and Registration

10.45-1.00 Session 1

10.45-11.00 Welcome

11.00-11.40 Luca Grillo (Amherst College): 'Metaphors in Cicero's post reditum speeches'

11.40-12.20 Katherine A. Liong (University of Edinburgh): 'Unexpected military metaphors in Cicero's forensic speeches'

12.20-1.00 Robin Seager (University of Liverpool): 'Clodius in Cicero's speeches'

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Session 2

2.00-2.50 Jonathan Powell (RHUL) / Kathryn Tempest (University of Roehampton):

'Who says the Verrines weren't delivered'?

2.50-3.30 Henriette van der Blom (University of Oxford): 'Cicero under attack: invective speech in Roman republican oratory'

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00-5.30 Session 3

4.00-4.40 Gabriel Evangelou (University of Edinburgh): 'Epicureanism in Cicero's conception of philia'

4.40-5.20 Katherine East (RHUL): 'Depravers of reason: John Toland and the destructive

power of the Ciceronian tradition'

5.20-5.30 Concluding remarks

5.30-6.30 Drinks reception

For further information please contact:
Gesine Manuwald
Department of Greek and Latin, University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
tel.: 0207-679-4575