Classics and Ancient History seminar: Cassius Dio Among the Humanists – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Classics and Ancient History seminar: Cassius Dio Among the Humanists – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jacques-Louis David, Léonidas aux Thermopyles 1814 (Louvre). On the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Cassius Dio Among the Humanists

Chris Mallan

Cassius Dio Among the Humanists

The fate of the text of Dio’s Roman History during the Byzantine middle ages has been a topic of much discussion in recent years. What is less well known is the history of the textual transmission of the Roman History at the end of the Byzantine period, when copies of work began circulating in Italy. This paper presents the results of a preliminary enquiry into the networks of scholars who were part of this process of transmission and translation of the Roman History and the ways in which they utilised and occasionally transformed Dio’s history according to the literary fashions and political contexts of the fifteenth century.

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The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Where
On Zoom

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When
12 November, 4:00-5:00pm

Seminar Series convenors:
Louise Pryke and Emma Barlow
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The Department of Classics and Ancient History is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

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Image: Jacques-Louis David, Léonidas aux Thermopyles 1814 (Louvre). On the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

Date

Nov 12 2020

Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

This event is free

Location

Online

Other Organizers

Department of Classics and Ancient History
Website
http:// sydney.edu.au/arts/classics-ancient-history 

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