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The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon
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The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon

Thatched roofs, cream teas, sonnets and soliloquies: Stratford-upon-Avon really is a wonderful pocket of Englishness nestled in the West Midlands. One could do much worse than to break away from the helta-skelta-of-wherever and pay a quick visit, as do 2.5 million people every year – and as I did for a weekend as my ‘summer … Continue reading

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GIS 9/6/17: Lucan’s Pompey and Athenian Tribute Lists

This past Friday Ludovico Pontiggia and Leah Lazar gave the final GIS presentations of the term.  Ludovico began the session with a presentation about the death and burial of Pompey in Lucan’s Bellum Civile.  Drawing on Horace Odes 3.30 as a model for a metapoetic interpretation of the closure of Bellum Civile 8, Ludovico argued … Continue reading

GIS report – 02/06/17
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / News & Events

GIS report – 02/06/17

This week, GIS had a strong focus on literature, though the two presentations looked at very different themes within this field: while Valeria Pace analysed the aetiology in Moschus’ Hellenistic poem Europa, Gabriele Rota put forward some thoughts on manuscript tradition and textual history. In her presentation on “Aetiology in Moschus’ Europa” Valeria Pace talked … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS: Case Endings in Mycenaean Greek and Transfer of Information in Heliodorus’s Aethiopica

This week at GIS we had two papers discussing a similar question from different angles: how to make sense of transmitted information, and in particular, how to decode language.   Our first speaker was Katie Shields, who presented on Mycenaean Greek and Hittite, two Indo-European languages attested in the late 2nd millennium BCE.  Katie’s paper … Continue reading