Byron the Latinist: A one day conference

On Tuesday 12 December 2017, the APGRD will host a one-day conference on Byron the Latinist to address an area still under-explored by comparison with scholarship on Byron as a Hellenist. Its programme of speakers will address the broader context and examine Byron’s engagement with individual Latin authors and works.

In the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU

Registration is £15 (student concessions £10) - this includes a buffet lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception.

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Please address any queries to Karen Caines at:


9.30am: Registration and coffee

10am: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Welcome and Chair of Session 1

10.05am: Sir Drummond Bone (Oxford), Introduction

10.30am: Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University, Montreal), ‘Byron and the Literary Lower Empire’

11.15-45: COFFEE

Session 2: Chair, Stephen Harrison (Oxford)  

11.45am: Karen Caines (Oxford), ‘Translation’s servile trade’

12.30pm: William St. Clair (London), 'Lord Byron and Francis Hodgson, co-authors' 

1.15-2.15pm: LUNCH

Session 3: Chair, Stephen Minta (York)

2.15pm: Anna Camilleri (Oxford), ‘Byron’s Juvenal’

3pm: Timothy Webb (Bristol), 'Byron's Binoculars: Horace Re-visioned'

3.45-4.15pm: TEA

Session 4: Chair, Sir Drummond Bone (Oxford) 

4.15pm: Mirka Horová (Charles University, Prague), ‘Byron’s Lucretian Clinamen’ 

5pm: Bernard Beatty (Liverpool and St Andrews), Reflections on the day.

5.30pm: Drinks reception

Please address any queries to Karen Caines

Register Online