Classical Literature and the Mind of Europe

‘Ovidian Exiles and Juvenal’s Lash: Aesthetic Republicanism in Shostakovich’s Fourteenth Symphony’
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Boris Maslov (Oslo)
Respondent: Philip Bullock (Oxford)
'Hölderlin’s European Mind'
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Charlie Louth (Oxford)
Respondent: Joshua Billings (Princeton)
‘Latin and the modern Greeks’
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Michael Paschalis (Crete)
Respondent: Constanze Güthenke (Oxford)
'Gildersleeve and the relationship with Germany, the USA, and modern Greece'
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Constanze Güthenke (Oxford)
Respondent: Emily Greenwood (Yale)
'Leopardi and the idea of Europe'
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Rosa Mucignat (KCL)
Respondent: Emanuela Tandello (Oxford)
'Hungarian translations of Latin prose, especially Tacitus'
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Péter Hajdu (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Respondent: Stephen Harrison (Oxford)
‘Neo-Latin and Protestant Europe’
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Victoria Moul (UCL)
Respondent: Colin Burrow (Oxford)
‘Christendom and anti-Hellenism: Walter Shewring’s sallies’
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: David Ricks (KCL)
Respondent: Justine McConnell (KCL)

The 2020 Classics Faculty Reception Seminar Series, convened by Fiona Macintosh (Oxford/APGRD Director) and David Ricks (KCL/APGRD Advisory Board Member), runs on Mondays at 11.30am (BST) throughout Michaelmas Term.

How to register:

The seminars are taking place online this year. They are free to attend but registration is required: please email   with the subject line 'Seminar Series'.

Recordings of the papers will be uploaded each week to a dedicated playlist on the APGRD's YouTube Channel.