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Conference Programme: Literary and Cultural Interactions in the Roman Empire: 96-235

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June 2016

The Matrix Lecture Theatre, Building:One, University of Exeter

Monday 13th June

 9.30                 Registration and Welcome

10.00-10.45     Tom Geue (St Andrews) Il y’a un hors-texte: Suetonius as Unauthorised Biographer

10.45-11.30     Timothy Phin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) The Praeceptor’s Persona: Precepts and Performance in Plutarch, Quintilian, and Suetonius

11.30-12          Coffee in Xfi café

 12.00-12.45     Alice König (St Andrews) Tactical Interactions: Dialogues between Greece and Rome in the military manuals of Frontinus, Aelianus Tacticus and Arrian

1.00-2.30pm    LUNCH          Buffet lunch in Xfi café

2.45-3.30         James Uden (Boston University) From Juvenal to Justin: Roman Satire and Early Christian Apology

3.30-4.00         Tea and coffee served in Xfi café

4.00-4.45         Laura Nasrallah (Harvard University) Direct Address and the Formation of an Archive: Early Christianity in the Second Century

4.45-5.30         Teresa Morgan (Oriel College, Oxford) Theology, ethics, and community formation in the early Roman empire.

5.45pm            Pick up outside Amory Building for minibus to Riverford Field Kitchen (Dinner from 7pm, return trip pick up 9.45, return to Clock Tower)


Tuesday 14th June

9.00-9.45         J. Albert Harrill (Ohio State University) The influence of Roman architectural thinking on early Christian literature: the case of Ephesians

9.45-10.30       Chris Siwicki (University of Exeter) Interacting with Buildings: The Language of Architectural Criticism in the Late First and Second Centuries AD

10.30-11.00     Tea and coffee in XFi café

11.00-11.45     Johannes Haubold (Durham University) Babylonian literature in the High Roman Empire: survival, revival or illusion?

11.45-12.30     Steven D. Smith (Hofstra University) Gilgamos in Rome: Aelian NA 12.21

12.30-2.00       LUNCH at Reed Hall

2.00-2.45         Alexei V Zadorojnyi (University of Liverpool) Competition and Competitiveness in Pollux

2.45-3.30         Antti Lampinen, (St Andrews) ‘Ethnographicising’ Argumentation in Second-Century Rhetoric and other Registers

3.30-4.30         Tea and concluding discussion

4.30pm            End of conference

For those staying Tuesday night there is the option of dinner at the Hour Glass at your own expense.