Reading and rewriting ancient texts in the long eighteenth century: A one-day colloquium

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 14 May 2021

Organizers: Stuart Gillespie & Stephen Harrison


10:30-11:00 Coffee/Registration


Helen Slaney (Oxford): Ancient Geographies Translated as Narratives of Travel

Micha Lazarus (Cambridge): Sublimity by Fiat: New Light on the English Longinus

David Hopkins (Bristol): The Poet as Annotator: Pope’s Observations on his Iliad

1:00-2:00 Lunch


Clare Bucknell (Oxford): William Popple’s Works of Horace

Penelope Wilson (Cambridge): ‘Never let me trifle with a book’: Philip Doddridge as Reader of Homer and Virgil

3:30-4:00 Tea


Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow): Newly Recovered English Classical Translations, 1600-1800

Philip Hardie (Cambridge): Eighteenth-Century Flights of the Mind

5:30-6:30 Drinks

Cost £15 including lunch, tea/coffee and drinks, payable on the day. Please book in advance with Prof. Stephen Harrison by 1 May 2016: [email protected].

Graduate students may attend for £10, Corpus graduate students free.

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