February 10, 2006

You are cordially invited…

Tuesday 28 February, 12pm. H204.

A lunchtime seminar with the following on the menu, prepared lovingly by yours truly:

Under the Beech: Representations of the Poet's Existence in the Bucolics of Virgil and Petrarch.

Promises to be delicious, I'm sure you'll all agree.


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  1. This sounds interesting Ian. I shall try to attend, though circumstances outside of my control may hinder my chances (i.e. the dissertation deadline's coming up, and I have yet to start my work on Calpurnius).

    Incidentally, I have an interview with Charles Martindale come Monday. This, no doubt, will be either stimulating or terrifying. Depending on my success, I anticipate a bit of both.

    10 Feb 2006, 23:42

  2. So you may come, may not. I'll make volauvants for one extra: can always tupperware them.

    If you're not too far along already with your Calpurnius chapter I have a book out of Bristol University library with a chapter on Latin pastoral after Virgil that discusses him directly. I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get you a photocopy of the relevant pages if you want.

    And I wish you all the best for your interview Monday; sure there's no need to be apprehensive [you're meeting with academics all the time, after all — just ones that are familiar to you]. Are you planning on going to the seminar on Thursday?

    11 Feb 2006, 08:57

  3. Thanks, I'd appreciate the chapter. There's so little written on Calpurnius that you have to grab what you can. I was in the same situation with Columella, but thankfully that chapter's written, handed in, and awaiting judgement from Andrew. Shall I pick it up from you on Thursday? Alternatively you could leave it in my pigeon-hole. I'll be sure to reimburse you any costs.

    It occurred to me that last night that Latin Literary Texts is taught with Dan Orrells at 1:00PM, Tuesdays in H2.04. It's not timetabled in, as it was originally held at 5:00PM, but you should probably check with Josie and if necessary reschedule (lest the blogging public flock to the right room at the wrong time…)

    12 Feb 2006, 02:18

  4. To tell the truth, the business about 1pm in H204 was somewhat spurious; Zahra has told me that it will be "Tuesday lunchtime" and I just assumed that 204 would be the alloted venue because it seems most suitable. I will confirm the time and room when I get the word myself.

    I'm afraid I meant to bring the book [Pipes of Pan by Thomas Hubbard, if you're interested] on to campus today to photocopy but forgot to actually do so. I'll look to copy it tomorrow for you and leave it in your pigeon hole; we can settle up on Thursday, I imagine, so be sure to bring all your spare coppers with you.

    Cheers.

    13 Feb 2006, 13:08


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