Department of Greek & Latin


Palladas and the new papyrus

International Conference & Public Event:
Palladas and the New Papyrus
UCL & KCL, 04-05 September 2014
Organisers: M. Kanellou (UCL), C. Carey (UCL), E. Hall (KCL)

In 2012 a papyrus codex in the Beinecke Library at Yale University (P.CtYBR inv. 4000) was published. The codex contained roughly 60 new fragmentary epigrams in elegiac couplets, which were attributed by the editor of the editio princeps to Palladas of Alexandria. We present here the papers from the exciting two-day conference held at UCL in 2014. Experts on ancient epigram explore the new text from a range of perspectives, and discuss author, date, structure, historical, literary, cultural, textual and generic context. The papers will be of interest to students of the Greek epigram, Greek literary history, Greek literature under the Roman empire and manuscripts and papyri.

Public Event
Palladas in Performance