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2019 Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture - Prof. Judith Mossman

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Prof. Judith Mossman (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Coventry) gives this year's Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture.

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Prof. Judith Mossman (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Coventry) has been invted by the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, to give this year's Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture.

Professor Mossman's talk is entitled: At Home in Chaironeia: Domestic Detail in Plutarch and she has provided the following summary:

'Plutarch is an author whose self-representation is particularly prominent and particularly attractive. This applies to all his works, even his biographies (especially at the start of some Lives). Part of this persona is his portrayal of his domestic setting and his home town. In works such as Table Talk, and the Consolation to his Wife, the family setting is important in many ways and is expressed partly through the detailed description of domestic objects and arrangements. The fact that Plutarch includes domestic detail in scenes in his biographies, too, including scenes of violence and death, suggests that he was alert to the potential for pathos and the opportunities for characterisation inherent in the description of domestic life in a domestic setting.'

The lecture will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019 in Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2. The event is free, but please register your interest.

Tea and coffee will be available in the foyer of the School of Archaeology & Ancient History Building from 4.30 p.m., and there is the opportunity to dine with the speaker at a restaurant after the lecture (at your expense). Please contact the convener, Dr Nikki Rollason (nkr4@le.ac.uk) by 20 November if you wish to dine with the speaker, if you are bringing a group (10+) or if you have any other questions.

The lecture is supported by the Hellenic Society, the Leicester and Rutland Classical Association and the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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