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Abel Smith (building 23), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Abel Smith (building 23), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Ancient History Day 2012 | Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World

The Friends of Antiquity, in conjunction with The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History in The School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics at The University of Queensland present the 18th ANNUAL ANCIENT HISTORY DAY

Registration cost: $35; $15 each for school students and students with ID; $30 FoA members.


  • 8.00-9.00 am REGISTRATION - Foyer of Abel Smith Lecture Theatre
  • 9.00-9.10 Chair: Dr Dorothy Watts; Welcome: Head, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
  • 9.15-10.00 Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce: Crime and Punishment in the Hittite World
  • 10.00-10.45 Dr Boyo Ockinga (Macquarie University): Crime and Punishment in the Workmen's Village of Deir el Medina
  • 10.45-11.15 MORNING TEA - Foyer. Food and drinks are not permitted in the theatre.
  • 11.15-12.00 pm Dr Alastair Blanshard (University of Sydney): Athens' Most Wanted: Crime in the ancient city
  • 12.00-12.45 Emeritus Professor Bob Milns: Demosthenes, Aeschines and the Crown Trial of 330 BC
  • 12.45-2.00 LUNCH - Food outlets on campus will be listed on signs in the foyer.
  • 2.00-2.45 Dr Dorothy Watts: Roman Army Discipline
  • 2.45-3.30 Dr Tom Stevenson: The Crime of Parricide in Ancient Rome
  • 3.40-4.25 Dr Amelia Brown: Bread, Wine and Crucifixion: Diocletian's Edict on Maximum Prices and Christian Persecution

Each speaker will address the audience for up to 40 minutes, followed by a brief question time. Free Parking is available near the lecture theatre (signed street parking, the UQ Centre, and multi-level car parks on Sir Fred Schonell Drive. Morning tea and refreshments will be available at small cost in the foyer. Lunch is available at outlets on campus (refer to notices in foyer) or at cafes and restaurants at St Lucia village, about 10 minutes' walk or a short drive from the lecture theatre, or BYO. The recently relocated R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum may be viewed on Level 2, Michie Building. Book display and sales by the Co-op Bookshop, UQ, in theatre foyer. Continuing Professional Development certificates may be ordered on the day ($10 per certificate, postage included).

Free Public Lecture: Friday 24th August, 8pm, Abel Smith Lecture Theatre: Dr Susanne Binder, Macquarie University, NSW (see over for details).

Booking Arrangements: Download Booking Form and forward with your payment, by 10 August, to:

"Ancient History Day"
c/- The Alumni Centre (Building 91C)
50 Walcott Street
The University of Queensland, Q. 4072