Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 29.11.2013

This week’s GIS was a special session for MPhils and 1st-year PhDs to give short presentations about their proposed thesis topics – because two subjects in an hour and a half just didn’t seem like enough, so why not have six? The talks ranged over Greek and Latin literature, archaeology, and linguistics, with some lively discussion … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 22.11.2013

Last week we had the pleasure to hear two very interesting – and extremely interdisciplinary – talks. First was Jenny Zhao, whose PhD is a comparative study between Aristotle and the Chinese philosopher Xunzi. Her talk was entitled ‘Comparative Studies and Classics in China’ and provided us with a unique insight in the reception of … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 15.11.2013

After a week’s break, the GIS was back with two stimulating talks! Robrecht Decorte gave a paper on ‘Latin legal syntax: identifying the core structures’. Rob started by showing us that although Latin syntax is generally considered quite complicated, because of its freedom in certain syntactical structures such as word order, Latin legal syntax has … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 01/11/2013

Claire Jackson started off this week’s GIS with a paper on ‘Ancient Fiction and Forgery in Antonius Diogenes’. After explaining some of the problems with studying the concept of ‘fiction’ in the ancient world, she looked specifically at Antonius Diogenes’ novel τα ὑπὲρ Θούλην ἀπίστια (‘The Unbelievable Things Beyond Thule’ – Thule being a semi-mythical … Continue reading