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  • Prof. Alastair Blanshard 29-November 2016 | Congratulations to Professor Alastair Blanshard: Special Congratulations are sent by the Committee and Members of the Friends of Antiquity to Professor Alastair Blanshard, Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History at The University of Queensland, who has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This exceptional and well-deserved honour greatly enhances the prestige of studies in ancient languages, cultures and history both within The University of Queensland and internationally.

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Sunday Series

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Previous Sunday Series Talks

Aristotle 2400 Years On
Sunday November 6
Aristotle 2400 Years On by Emeritus Professor Bob Milns

This year, 2016, marks 2400 years since the birth in 384 BCE, in a small town in northern Greece, of the man who was to become perhaps the most famous philosopher, scholar and scientist in history. To ... [Read more]

Preliminary talk: Fish and Ships: Garum production and trade in Western Hispania by Ms Susan Edmondson

Memory, History and the Double Burial of Leonidas
Sunday October 9
Memory, History and the Double Burial of Leonidas by Dr Rashna Taraporewalla

In 480 BC, Leonidas, Agiad king of the Spartans at the time of Xerxes' invasion of Greece, fell on the battlefield of Thermopylai. According to Herodotus (7.225), there ensued a Homeric struggle over ... [Read more]

A New Battle of Thermopylae: the Gothic Invasions of Greece in the 3rd century AD

This talk will discuss the exciting discovery of new fragments of the Scythica, written by the Athenian historian Dexippus, in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. One of the most exciting new fra ... [Read more]

Please see the Event Calendar for a full listing of lectures and events.