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: for meeting times and texts please email Fred Bendeich

Ancient World Seminar

Byzantine Greek Reading Group

Classical Latin Reading Group

Contact: Andrew Turner
Time: Thursdays from 5:00-6:00
Location: Classics Reading Room (Arts West 511 West Wing)
Text: Virgil's Aeneid, Book 8

Cohort - Student Discussion Group

Early Modern Circle

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 First Semester 2019.  The meeting time will be 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Mondays during the teaching period, beginning on 4 March and concluding on 27 May, but excluding 22 April (Easter Monday).  The location will be Meeting Room 502 in the lobby of the west wing of Arts West building on the main campus of the University of Melbourne.  The single elevator on the south side of West Wing is currently not working properly.  The alternative is any one of the three large elevators on the north side of the building. Go up only to level 3, then change to the half level stair, which will take you to level 5 of South Wing.

The Group will continue reading the Greek book of Genesis from Chapter 8.1.  Those who already have Greek texts for chapters 8-10 from second semester 2018 should bring chapter 8 to the first meeting.  Additional copies of chapters 8-10 will be available at the first meeting.  And further copies of chapter 11 onwards will be available at the second meeting (11 March).

Membership of the Reading Group is voluntary and is open to those who have studied ancient Greek (Classical or Biblical) for one year or more.  (Anyone who would like to audit would be welcome to try out the Group.)  Potential readers should reply by email to Mr Darryl Palmer at