The Science and Empire Reading Group

The Science and Empire Reading Group meets every fortnight during semester, and brings together Classicists, Historians, Philosophers and Scientists. The participants rotate in making small, informal presentations on select ancient scientific, technical and encyclopedic texts. The emphasis is on close reading and group discussion.

Spring Semester 2009

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, School of Classics
Room: S4 (week 4), S11 (all other weeks)
Topic: Ancient Ethnography

This semester we will be reading from a variety of Greek and Latin ethnographic material. The readings will be based on the English translation of the texts. The sessions are meant to be informal meetings in which all can participate. They are open to all staff and postgraduate students. Lunch may be brought along.


For more information, please contact:
Katerina Oikonomopoulou (

View details of the reading groups for 2007-2008 here.