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Department of Classics Newsletter 2016/2017

Department of Classics Newsletter 2016/2017

Research Seminars

The department schedules research seminars every couple of weeks or so during the teaching semesters, and on other occasions as well, depending on the itineraries of visiting scholars. Usual time and venue: Wednesdays at 4pm in Arts 4C11.

For further information on this semester's seminars, please contact Associate Professor Pat Wheatley: pat.wheatley@.otago.ac.nz

Classical Association

The Classical Association of Otago schedules public lectures on Classical topics every month or so during the teaching semesters. It also helps to arrange quiz nights for junior, intermediate and senior schools in Otago and Southland.

For further information, please contact the Secretary of the Association, Sean McConnell: sean.mcconnell@otago.ac.nz.

Drama Productions

The Department of Classics staged its first formal dramatic production in 1992, and has since put on a Greek or Latin play (in English translation) (almost) every year. In most cases, we have used our own translations, specially written for the purpose.

Click here for further details on these productions.

Our mythical childhood: Classical antiquity in contemporary children's culture

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - Moot Court | Richardson Building
Classical Associaton of Otago presents Elizabeth Hale, Senior Lecturer in English, University of New England (Australia), Honorary Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Otago

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Handmaids of God: Service and Slavery in the Lives of Merovingian Women

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - R7N10 Richardson Building
Department of Classics Research Seminar
Dr Lisa Bailey, Associate Professor, Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland

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Some negative assessments of Greek philosophy and philosophers in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - Richardson Building R7N10
Department of Classics Research Seminar
Cameron Coombe, PhD Candidate, Department of Theology & Religion, University of Otago

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Augustus, Otago, and the Foundations of a Roman Colony, Otago excavations in Mérida, Spain

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - Burns 2 | Arts Building | University of Otago
The Classical Association of Otago presents Dr Daniel Osland, Department of Classics, University of Otago