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Cicero Away Day VII

Posted on 04/04/2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 10am-6.30pm at Gordon House 106, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London.

The Department of Greek and Latin, UCL in collaboration with the  RHUL Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric (COR) and the Institute of Classical Studies.  

Cicero Awaydays offer an informal forum for presenting papers (whether fully-fledged ones or work in progress) on any aspect of Cicero’s life and works. The first five editions were held, at two-year intervals, in Scottish universities; the last one was hosted by Classics at Newcastle University; this year it has moved to the south of the country.

Everyone with an interest in matters Ciceronian is very welcome to attend. There is no conference fee (and lunch and refreshments will be provided), but it would be helpful if anyone planning to attend could let the organizers know by 15 May 2012 (email g.manuwald@ucl.ac.uk).



10.00–10.45    Coffee and Registration

10.45–1.00 Session 1

10.45–11.00 Welcome

11.00–11.40 Luca Grillo (Amherst College): ‘Metaphors in Cicero’s post reditum speeches’

11.40–12.20 Katherine A. Liong (University of Edinburgh): ‘Unexpected military metaphors in Cicero’s forensic speeches’

12.20–1.00 Robin Seager (University of Liverpool): ‘Clodius in Cicero’s speeches’

1.00–2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Session 2

2.00–2.50 Jonathan Powell (RHUL) / Kathryn Tempest (University of Roehampton):

‘Who says the Verrines weren’t delivered’?

2.50–3.30 Henriette van der Blom (University of Oxford): ‘Cicero under attack: invective speech in Roman republican oratory’

3.30–4.00 Tea

4.00–5.30 Session 3

4.00–4.40 Gabriel Evangelou (University of Edinburgh): ‘Epicureanism in Cicero’s conception of philia

4.40–5.20 Katherine East (RHUL): ‘Depravers of reason: John Toland and the destructive

power of the Ciceronian tradition’

5.20–5.30 Concluding remarks


5.30–6.30 Drinks reception


For further information please contact:

Prof. Gesine ManuwaldDepartment of Greek and Latin, University College London

Department of Greek and Latin, University College London



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