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32nd Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa: "Poverty and Wealth&quot


Across the world today there is much discourse around relative wealth and poverty, particularly relating to issues of privilege, class and inequality. Studies on wealth and poverty in antiquity are often centred on the transitional period towards Christianity, but Graeco-Roman antiquity as a whole has much to offer in terms of material for study. Although we are to some extent hampered by the fact that ancient literature, and even material remains, favour the views and lives of the wealthy, there are still many fruitful areas for exploration: - Representations of poverty and wealth in literature and art - Links between poverty, patronage and wealth - Land ownership and wealth - Transitions: wealth to poverty and poverty to wealth - Images and metaphors of poverty and wealth - The role of fate or fortune in views on poverty and wealth - Actions and motivations towards alleviating poverty - Material wealth and spiritual poverty - Idealised poverty - Differentiations between urban poverty/wealth, and rural situations - Inequality and social tension - Political theory and property distribution - War and conquest and their effects on poverty/wealth. In addition to the main theme of the conference, we also welcome individual or panel proposals on all other aspects of the Classical World and Classical Reception.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26-27-28-29/10/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Leriba Hotel & Spa, Centurion, Pretoria (South Africa)


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Conference Fee: R2750.00

Includes the following: 2 Full-day and 2 half-day conference fees, 1 Cocktail Reception, 1 Gala Dinner, 3 Buffet Lunches with soft-drinks, technological support (laptop + data projector in each of 3 conference rooms), 3 x tea/coffee breaks with chef’s choice snacks per full-day, 2 x tea/coffee breaks with chef’s choice snacks per half-day ,complimentary off the street parking, 24 hour security, full Wi-fi coverage with 200 megabites per person per day at 1 Megabits per second.

Accommodation : R4965.00

Includes: Luxury 4-star en-suite rooms, bed & breakfast (single), 1 x dinner with soft-drink, 1% national tourism levy on accommodation.

Total: Conference fee + Accommodation at Leriba Hotel & Spa: R7715.00 per person

Delegates who want to make use of other accommodation should make their own arrangements and bookings, and should arrange own transport to and from the conference venue and to and from the airport/Centurion Gautrain station. A list of guesthouses near-by will be made available on request. The Gautrain station in Centurion is only 1 km away from the venue. Delegates who arrive at OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) can travel by Gautrain to the Centurion station, where they can be picked up by a complimentary Leriba Hotel vehicle upon request. Delegates who prefer Halaal food should indicate thus on the registration form, and will have to pay extra [R390.00 per full-day, R160.00 per breakfast, R100.00 per dinner, R120.00 for delivery per day]. Vegetarian dishes will be available at each meal at no extra cost. Delegates should however indicate their preference on the registration form.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Stephen Harrison (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Gillian Clark (University of Bristol)

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