Seminars and Reading Groups

The following seminars and reading groups are available to all interested students, academics and independent scholars. The links lead to details of programmes, contacts and venues.

Rome: Forum of Trajan (Photograph: Andrew Stephenson)
Rome: Forum of Trajan
(Photo: Andrew Stephenson)

Ancient Greek Reading Group I: This Ancient Greek Reading Group meets on Tuesdays 11.00-12.30 am in the Classics & Archaeology Library in the Old Quadrangle Building. Current text is Plato's Timaeus; reading level is intermediate/advanced. Email Marc Bonaventura.

Ancient Greek Reading Group II: for meeting times and texts please email Fred Bendeich

Ancient World Seminar

Byzantine Greek Reading Group

Classical Latin Reading Group: The Latin Reading Group meets on Wednesdays from 3.30-4.30 pm in the Classics and Archaeology Library in the Old Quadrangle Building. The text is Horace's Epodes; reading level is intermediate/advanced. Email Marc Bonaventura.

Cohort - Student Discussion Group

Early Modern Circle

European Visual Culture Seminar

Medieval Latin Reading Group

Medieval Round Table

Med/Ren Art Forum

Contact: Adam Bushby
Professor Anne Dunlop
Time: Second Monday of each month during semester at 6 pm
Location: Location varies but typically Room 202, John Medley (Building 191)

Middle English Reading Group

Old French Reading Group

Septuagint Greek Reading Group

The Septuagint Reading Group will continue to meet in second semester 2018. The first meeting will be at 11 am to 12 noon on Monday 23 July in Meeting Room 502 in the west wing of Arts West (Building 148) on the main campus of the University of Melbourne. The single elevator on the south side of West Wing provides the easiest access.

After consideration of several Books in the Septuagint, it has been decided that we shall begin to read the Book of Genesis. Downloaded copies of chapter 1 will be provided at the first meeting. Subsequently a sufficient number of further chapters will be provided to get us to the end of semester. Anyone who has studied ancient Greek (Classical or Biblical) for one year or more should be able to cope satisfactorily. After the first week, some degree of preparation of the text will be helpful. And anyone who wants to try out as an auditor without this preparation will be welcome to do so.

Potential readers should reply by email to Mr Darryl Palmer (Senior Fellow in Classics).