Greek and Beyond: Colloquium in honour of M. S. Silk

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:00am
Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles, Oxford

in-person and online

A one-day hybrid colloquium convened by Fiona Macintosh (Oxford) and David Ricks (KCL) in honour of Professor Michael Silk. The event will be in-person, held in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, and will also be available to join via Zoom. A few speakers will present online.

Please register here to attend in person - booking essential, places will be limited. Please note that attendance is free although a financial contribution of £10 will be required for lunch on the day.

Please email if you would like to join this colloquium online, via Zoom. 

10:30 Coffee and registration

11:00 Welcome: Fiona Macintosh (St Hilda's, Oxford)

11:15 Panel one

Chair: Oliver Taplin (Magdalen College, Oxford) 

  • Michael Clarke (NUI Galway): ‘I am a word of science: a case study of the classical tradition at work’ 
  • Richard Rutherford (Christ Church, Oxford): ‘Poetics of prose: a case study in Herodotus’ 
  • Andrew Laird (Brown University): ‘Humanist Latin as a language of literature’ 

13:00 Lunch

14:00: Panel two

Chair: Margaret Williamson (Dartmouth College) 

  • Boris Maslov (University of Oslo): ‘“To see the world like an ancient Greek”: the category of (Welt)anschauung in nineteenth-century classical scholarship'
  • Sebastian Matzner (King’s College London): ‘What’s the meta- with you? Poetic language and metapoetics’ 

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Panel three 

Chair: Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway University of London) 

  • David Hopkins (University of Bristol): ‘Clarissa’s speech in Pope’s The Rape of the Lock’ 
  • William Fitzgerald (King’s College London): ‘Decorum, euphemism, and sex’  
  • Edith Hall (University of Durham): ‘Goats and Beyond:  Thoughts on early Greek tragedy’ 

Afterword: David Ricks (King’s College London)


Event recording

You can watch the event recording on the APGRD's YouTube channel:

Recording of the Greek and Beyond Conference at the APGRD in 2022, links to YouTube