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Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History (UWICAH) Postgraduate Conference 201


Swansea University’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology is proud to announce that we will be hosting the fourth-annual Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History (UWICAH) Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Swansea University’s Singleton Campus and will have the theme of ‘Ancients Behaving Badly’. Definitions of ‘bad behaviour’ have always been subjective, varying greatly between historical or literary context(s), and, as such, we encourage both loose and imaginative interpretations of the conference theme. Examples of paper topics could include, but are not limited to: contravening social and religious norms, authors acting outside of generic conventions, ancient social practices and their ethical repercussions, artistic depictions of individuals engaging in bad behaviour, political or religious protest in antiquity, etc.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19/11/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Swansea University’s Singleton Campus (Swansea, Wales)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History (UWICAH)

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09:00 - Registration 09:30 – Welcome and opening of the conference (Prof. M. Humphries/Dr I. Repath) Panel 1 (Chair: Alex Ferron) 09:45 – Caitlin Austin (University of Exeter) Immorality and Masculinity in Euripides’ Bacchae 10:15 – Sofia Mancini (UWTSD Lampeter) Honour, Shame and Outrage in Demosthenes’ Against Conon 10:45 - Caitlin Harris (Swansea University) Child Abandonment in Daphnis and Chloe 11:15 – 11:30 – Break One 11:30 Workshop (Dr Evelien Brake) Postgraduate CV building Panel 2 (Chair: Pam Dennis) 12:15 - James Presland (Swansea University) Catiline: Hero or Villain? 12:45 - Chiara Strazzula (Cardiff University) Octavian the war criminal? Different narratives on the aftermath of the Bellum Perusinum 13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break Panel 3 (Chair: William Murphy) 14:00 – Gardener Moore (Glasgow University) Bad Behaviour: The Merciless and Unchivalrous ‘Pietas’ of Aeneas 14:30 – Peter Donnelly (Durham Univeristy) Sex, Poetic Composition and the Narrative Structure of Propertius’ First Book. 15:00 – Rebecca Batty (University of Nottingham) Marriage, motherhood and murder: Seneca’s Medea and the politics of destruction 15:30 - Katherine Dunleavy (University of Bristol) Priapus: The ultimate Roman bad boy? 16:00 – 16:15 Break Two Panel 4 (Chair: Caitlin Harris) 16:15 - Angela Parkes (Birmingham University) Why not offer incense to Caesar? 16:45 – Federica Micucci (University College London) Prosecuting the ‘κρατοῦντεϲς’: the dispute over property of an upper class woman in third century Oxyrhynchus 17:15 William Lewis (Cardiff University) Usurpation Culture A.D. 350-360 17:45 – Closing Address (Dr I Repath) 19:30 – Evening Meal (Patti Raj)

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