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Annual Webster Lecture with Richard Hunter (Cambridge)

This lecture considers the place of the symposium in the Greek literary imagination. The Homeric heritage is traced through to the Greek literature of the Roman Empire; key moments in this history are archaic elegy, the works of Plato and Plutarch's rich sympotic prose.
Richard Hunter is the Regius Professor of Greek and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Athens and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has written very widely on Greek and Latin literature and culture, notably on Greek poetry after Alexander the Great, the ancient novel, ancient literary criticism and reception, and ancient comedy. His most recent books include Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature (Cambridge 2012) and Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge 2014).



Monday, March 9, 2015. 05:15 PM


Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


Department of Classics




Free and open to the public.
Reception at 5pm. Talk begins at 5:15pm.