Events

“Trees and the anthropocene in Greek and Roman antiquity”

Workshop, 15 September 2023

Hybrid event: in person in School II, St Salvator’s quad, St Andrews, and online via MS Teams

Programme

09.15 – 09.30: Introduction

09.30 – 10.15: Emma Bentley: ‘Dionysus Dendritês: Wood and Carpentry in Greek Tragedy’

10.15 – 11:00: Kresimir Vukovic: ‘Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: Resilience, Deforestation, Interpretations’

11:00 – 11.30: Coffee

11.30 – 12.15: Andrew Fox: ‘The Death Grove at the Heart of Seneca’s Thyestes’

12.15 – 13.00: Leila Williamson: ‘Strawberry-tree solastalgia: following the arbutus in Vergil, Rutilius, and Ennodius’

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.45: Emily Kneebone: ‘Deforestation in imperial Greek epic’

14.45 – 15.30: Matthew Westermayer: Intervention and Mixture: Grafted Trees and Baptismal Practice on Mt. Nebo

16.15 – 17.45: Edith Hall: ‘Achilles in green: reading the Iliad in the 21st century’
(Annual lecture of the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies)

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