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18:00 - 19:15 20 June 2012

Training, Cheating, Winning, Praising: Athletes and Shows in Papyri from Roman Egypt


British Academy (link Map)
10-11 Carlton House Terrace | London | SW1Y 5AH |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Christopher Carey, Professor of Greek at University College London, Professor of Greek at University College London, is an expert on the victory odes of Pindar
Emeritus Professor William J. Slater, Emeritus Professor of Classics at McMaster University, Canada, Scholar of Pindar turned auditor of the finances of ancient festivals and competitors
Margaret Mountford, Corporate lawyer and adviser on BBC TV’s The Apprentice, has just completed a PhD in papyrology at University College London including the edition of some Byzantine circus programmes

Three Short Lectures on the ‘Olympic’ tradition in Roman and Byzantine Egypt as revealed by new and old texts from Oxyrhynchus: Chris Carey: Celebrations in the sand: victory songs and other texts from Oxyrhynchus William J. Slater: Fame and especially fortune: the dark side of Olympia Margaret Mountford: The Oxyrhynchus papyri:because they’re worth it


Joanna Fryer
+44 (0) 207 679 7522 | classicsoffice@ucl.ac.uk


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