Classics and Ancient History seminars are followed by a wine-and-cheese reception ($2 coin donation per person). Enquiries about the seminars may be made to Dr David Pritchard.

The Friends of Antiquity, an alumni organisation of the University, runs its own series of public lectures, which take place on Sunday afternoons. The Friends’ program for 2017 can be found at http://www.friendsofantiquity.org.au.

ancient Greek pottery; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

23rd Annual Ancient History Day: 'Art in the Ancient Mediterranean World'

25 March 2017 9:00am4:00pm
Presented by The Friends of Antiquity & the discipline of Classics and Ancient History
Presentations by Dr Linda Evans, Emeritus Professor Bob Milns, Dr Dorothy Watts, Professor Alastair Blanshard, Dr Janette McWilliam & Dr Caillan Davenport
tip of archery bow; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

The Archers of Classical Athens

7 April 2017 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr David M. Pritchard (UQ)
The Castle of Chora, Kythera; Image by Soviof (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Archaeology Of Kythera

23 April 2017 11:30am
Queensland Friends of the Archaeological Institute at Athens (QFAAIA) Public Lecture
Presented by Dr Stavros Paspalas, AAIA Acting Director
rocky coastline, Mediterranean; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Mass Deportations, Slave Revolts and the Augustan 'Pax Servilis': Socio-Political Considerations

28 April 2017 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Frederik Vervaet (University of Melbourne)
Cadmus fighting the dragon. Side A of a black-figured amphora from Euboea, ca. 560–550 BC.; Image via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

The Development of the Dragon Motif in Ancient Greek Art and Literature

12 May 2017 4:00pm4:30pm
Thesis review seminar presented by Elicia Penman
Crete, coast, ocean; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Ancient Crete, Inspiration of Poets and Musicians

17 May 2017 7:30pm
Solomos Society event
Alex Kondos Memorial Lecture and Solomos
Presented by Emeritus Professor Bob Milns (UQ)
Lindos, Rhodes, Greece, Mediterranean sea; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

From Gods to Saints of Seafaring in the Ancient Mediterranean

18 October 2017 7:30pm
Solomos Society event
Presented by Dr Amelia Brown (UQ)
Greece, coast, blue sea, rock; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Like Frogs around a Pond: Maritime religion in ancient Greek culture

22 March 2017 6:30pm
The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens public lecture
Presented by Dr Amelia Brown (UQ)
Palace of Knossos; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Land of the Minotaur: The Bronze Age Palace Civilisation of Minoan Crete

15 March 2017 7:30pm
Solomos Society event
Dr Con Castan Memorial Lecture
Presented by Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce (UQ)
ancient carving, Babylonian; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Seleucus’s Battle for Babylonia: Kingship and Legitimacy in the Near East

10 March 2017 4:30pm5:00pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by John McTavish
Sicily, sea; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

The Rhetoric of Landscape: Cicero and the Strait of Messana

10 March 2017 4:00pm4:30pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Dustin McKenzie

Saturnalia: How the Romans Give Exhibition Opening

28 October 2016 6:00pm8:30pm
RD Milns Antiquities Museum event
Caesar bust; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Venus 'Genetrix': the Power of Ancestry in the Rise of Caesar

21 October 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Thesis review seminar presented by Catherine Smallcombe
Roman Forum; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Tyrants and Tyrannicides in Roman Declamation

21 October 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Thesis review seminar presented by John Hajek
equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

The Herodes Atticus Affair

7 October 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Dr Jennifer Manley (UQ)
black and white Immagini dal libro 'Le commedie' di Aristofane; Image by Adolfo de Carolis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Gods on the Comic Stage: Aristophanes’ 'Peace'

7 October 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Thesis review seminar presented by Rachel Dowe
African cattle, watusi; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

The Cow Jumped Over the Nile: Representations of Io as the Egyptian Goddess Isis

23 September 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Thesis review seminar presented by Amy van der Boor

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