Byron the Latinist

Numerous Speakers
Event date
Event time
9:30 - 18:30
Ioannou Centre
66 St Giles
University of Oxford
Venue details

Lecture Theatre - Ioannou Centre

Event type
Event cost
£15 (student concession £10)
Disabled access?
Booking required

On Tuesday 12 December 2017, the APGRD will hold 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.


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