The Department of Classics at the University of Reading has organized the Spring term research seminar series. All seminars take place at 4pm in Edith Morley Building G44, with the exception of 31 January, which will start at 5pm.

24 January – Martin Pitts, Exeter: ‘Insular Britannia? Styles of consumption in the early Roman West.’

31 January – James Corke-Webster, KCL: ‘Reassessing the Persecution of the Christians: A Bottom-Up Approach.’

7 February – Manuela dal Borgo, Cambridge: ‘Winners and Losers: Thucydides’ Zero-sum Game in the Great Harbour of Syracuse.’

21 February – Anthony Corbeill, University of Kansas: ‘Earthquakes, Etruscan Priests, and Roman Politics in the Age of Cicero.’

7 March – Erica Rowan, RHUL: ‘The Nervous Host: An Exploration of Roman Food Culture.’

14 March – Sushma Jansari, British Museum: ‘The Encounter between Chandragupta and Seleukos: From Politics to Popular Culture.’

21 March – Zena Kamash, RHUL: ‘The Ghost of Palmyra Yet-to-Come? Exploring Memory, People and Place in Post-Conflict Reconstruction.’

25 May – Benjamin Greet, Reading: ‘The Symbolism of the Roman Eagle.’

For further information: [email protected] (Rachel Mairs)