Forum Antiquum is the lecture series of the Classics department (Greek and Latin language and culture). Lectures are organised every other week during the semester on Thursdays at 16:00. Every semester, we invite a number of national and international speakers: both well-known experts and promising young researchers.
The lectures are open to everybody interested; registration is not required. Forum Antiquum is made possible by Prof. Ineke Sluiter’s Spinoza Prize.
Location and Contact
Unless noted otherwise, the permanent location of the lectures is the University Library.
Programme Fall 2018
13 September: Sarah Scullin (Heinsius conference room)
"How writing for the public makes you a better classicist"
27 September: Jason Nethercut
“Lucretius on the Ennian Cosmos.”
18 October: Mariska Leunissen
“Evidence, (Alternative) Facts, and Fake News in Aristotle's Natural Sciences”
1 November: Denis Feeney (Heinsius conference room)
“Forma manet facti (Ovid, Fasti 2.379): when action becomes ritual.”
15 November: Markus Asper
“Aristotelian Stories. Narrative in Knowledge Making”.
29 November: Verena Schulz (Lipsius 228)
“Strategies of 'Forgetting' in Latin Love Poetry”
6 December: Michel Buijs and Adriaan Rademaker
“Van alfa tot Plato in 24 lessen. De vuurdoop van een lesmethode.”
(Note: this lecture will be in Dutch)