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Conference: Perceptions of Horace

4 July 2007

UCL Greek & Latin is hosting an international conference on perceptions of the Roman poet Horace and his legacy from 5-6 July 2007.

Over 20 distinguished speakers from the UK, Europe and US will present papers on various aspects of the poet Q. Horatius Flaccus, whom Pope Pius II called "a man of much learning" and "useful everywhere".

Sessions will be chaired by Dr Armand D'Angour, Professor Maria Wyke, Dr Rhiannon Ash, amongst others, and will discuss the construction of Horace and his works over a range of historical periods and a wide variety of media.

The conference seeks to chart the fortunes of Horace, both as a personality constructed by the poet and his later readers, and as a uniquely varied textual corpus. How has Horace been read, how is he read now, and how should he be read?

The conference is generously supported by the British Academy, and bursaries are available for postgraduate students who wish to attend.

For more information visit the UCL Greek & Latin website. To find out more about the event, contact Dr Luke Houghton.