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.

The force of tradition in early Greek poetry and painting

30 January 2018 4:30pm7:00pm
20th Trendall Lecture at UQ, presented by Associate Professor Anne Mackay (Auckland)

‘Ptolemy and Seleucus: The Saviour and the Victor’

20 October 2017 4:00pm
Presented by John McTavish (The University of Queensland)
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)

Aphrodite and Arsinoë II: Laying the Keel for Understanding a New Goddess’

6 October 2017 4:30pm
Presented by Carlos Robinson (The University of Queensland)

On Trinacrian Shores: The Mythological Landscapes of Sicily in Virgil’s Poetry’

6 October 2017 4:00pm
Presented by Dustin McKenzie (The University of Queensland)

‘War, Wind, and Water: Maritime Religion in Herodotus’

15 September 2017 4:30pm
Presented by Nile de Jonge (The University of Queensland)
Gold; Funeral Mask; Ancient

‘From Emblem to Epic: Mycenaean Art and Mycenaean Society’

31 August 2017 6:00pm8:00pm
Public Lecture sponsored by the Queensland Friends of the AAIA. Presented by Visiting Professor James C Wright (Bryn Mawr College)
Alexander the Great

From Man to God: Understanding Alexander the Great’s Divinity’

18 August 2017 4:30pm
Presented by Dr Andrew Collins (The University of Queensland)
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
Alexander the Great, battle, black and white; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Scipio Africanus: A Roman Alexander?

23 September 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Stephanie Golding
sunset over sea, Lisbon; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Society and the 'Epigraphic Habit' in Roman Olisipo

16 September 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Susan Edmondson
Cicero Denounces Catiline; Image by Cesare Maccari [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Preservation and Safety: Where did Cicero really Stand on the Office of Dictator?

16 September 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Confirmation seminar presented by Gerardine Hoogland
Roman coin: gold aureus of Domitian (81—96 CE); Image by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Domitian’s German and Dacian Wars on Provincial Coinage

9 September 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr Caillan Davenport and Charlotte Mann (UQ)
Delphi; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Sanctuaries and Cults in Ancient Phokis

2 September 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Katja Sporn (German Archaeological Institute at Athens), AAIA Visiting Professor 2016
olive trees, Greece; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Natural Features in Greek Cult Places and Ritual. The Case of Athens

1 September 2016 5:00pm
Queensland Friends of the Archaeological Institute at Athens (QFAAIA) Public Lecture
Presented by Professor Katja Sporn (German Archaeological Institute at Athens), AAIA Visiting Professor 2016
statue of Julius Caesar, Tuileries Garden; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Deification in the Late Republic

26 August 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Thesis review seminar presented by Tim Hamlyn
Oedipus and the sphinx, oil on canvas; Image by François-Émile Ehrmann (base Joconde) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Pitying Oedipus

19 August 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr Patrick Finglass (Nottingham), Leverhulme Fellow
elephants stone monument; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Casting a Long Shadow: Seleukos Nikator in India

12 August 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Confirmation seminar presented by John McTavish
classical sculpture; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

How Eugen Sandow Brought the Classically Muscular Body to Life

12 August 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Confirmation seminar presented by Sonny Ali
anchor; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Mapping the Uncharted Waters of Ptolemaic Maritime Religion and Naval History

5 August 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Confirmation seminar presented by Carlos Robinson
Image: bust of Aristotle, preserved in in Palazzo Altemps, Rome; photographed by Giovanni Dall'Orto, via Wikimedia Commons

The Body, Tragedy, and Aristotle’s 'Poetics'

29 July 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Nancy Worman (Barnard), RD Milns Visiting Professor for 2016
Orestes Pursued by the Furies; Image by William-Adolphe Bouguereau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Masterclass on Aeschylus’ 'Oresteia'

22 July 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Nancy Worman (Barnard), RD Milns Visiting Professor for 2016
ancient sculpture head

Useless Beauty Exhibition Opening

10 June 2016 6:00pm
RD Milns Antiquities Museum event
William Shakespeare portrait; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Shakespeare's Romans: Antiquity, Silent Film and the Bard

5 June 2016 2:00pm
Presented in connection with 'The Delighted Spirit: Shakespeare at UQ 2016' series of events, and the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death
Presented by Professor Alastair Blanshard and Dr Shushma Malik (UQ)
'Cicero Denounces Catiline' painting; by Cesare Maccari, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Tyrants or Heroes? Discourses on The 'Praemium' in Roman Declamation

3 June 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by John Hajek
Photogravure of a drawing depicting Saturnalia; Image by John Reinhard Weguelin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Religious World of Juvenal's 'Satires'

27 May 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr James Uden (Boston University)
Isis/Persephone statue, marble, 2nd-century; Image by Jebulon (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Egyptian Religious Cults and Roman Identities

20 May 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Mid-candidature review presented by Rachel O'Malley
Image by Napoleon Vier at Dutch Wikipedia, GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

The Epitaphic Habit: Tombs and Imperial Greek Appropriation of Cultural Memory

13 May 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr Estelle Strazdins (University of Melbourne)

Cyprus Up Late

6 May 2016 6:00pm
RD Milns Antiquities Museum event
Venus Victrix on Roman coin; Image by Alain.Darles (Own work), GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Military and Political Significance of Venus Victrix in the Theatre of Pompey

6 May 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Catherine Smallcombe
Young Nero with toga; By Jastrow (Own work), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

When is a Tyrant not a Tyrant? Mary Stocks' 'Hail, Nero!'

1 May 2016 2:30pm
Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series seminar
Presented by Dr Shushma Malik (UQ)
Orkney island megaliths; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Megalithic Monuments of the Orkney Islands

1 May 2016 2:00pm
Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series seminar
Presented by Jack Taylor
African bush elephant; Taken by Oliver Wright, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In Search of the Bush Elephant in Antiquity

22 April 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Michael Charles (Southern Cross University)
ancient ruins

22nd Annual Ancient History Day: 'Plague, Filth and Garbage in the Ancient World'

16 April 2016 9:00am4:30pm
Presented by The Friends of Antiquity & the discipline of Classics and Ancient History
Presentations by Honorary Professor Trevor Bryce, Emeritus Professor Bob Milns, Professor Alastair Blanshard, Dr Brad McCall, Dr Janette McWilliam & Pamela Rushby
Cassandra (Karen Tiegren) delivers her prophesies; Image By Bradmays (Own work), CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Each Man Kills the Thing he Loves - Cassandra takes Aim at the Greeks

15 April 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Charles Pry
Case of Aristophanes and Meander; By user:shakko (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Gods on the Comic Stage: Aristophanes' 'Wealth'

8 April 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Rachel Dowe
Roman ruins skyline; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

'Festinans Lente': The Role of Time in the “Augustan Achievement”

3 April 2016 2:00pm
Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series seminar
Presented by Associate Professor Tom Hillard (Macquarie University)
Published by Guillaume Rouille (1518?-1589) ("Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum") [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Wronging Sempronia: An Act of Bastardy and the Rumour Mills of the Gracchan Era

1 April 2016 3:30pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr J. Lea Beness (Macquarie University)
Spring of Banias River, Pan's Cave; Image by gugganij (own photography - eigenes Foto) GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Into Pan’s Cave: Classical Greece and Contemporary Art

16 March 2016 6:00pm
A joint seminar with Princeton University
Roundtable discussion moderated by Alastair Blanshard, with Brooke Holmes, Polina Kosmadaki and Asad Raza
ancient Roman coins, Image by Ingsoc (Own work), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy (AD 293-305): 'Romanitas' and Religion

11 March 2016 4:00pm4:30pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Nicola Holm
temple of Apollo, columns; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

The Corinthian War (395/4-387/6 BC): Ships, Walls and Money

11 March 2016 3:30pm4:00pm
Mid-candidature review seminar presented by Annabel Florence