10th Celtic Conference in Classics, McGill University and Université de Montréal, July 19-22, 2017.

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2017 Celtic Conference in Classics (July 19-22, 2017)

McGill University and Université de Montréal

Since 1998 the Celtic Conference in Classics has rotated among universities in Britain, France and Ireland. This is the first year that the CCC will expand into North America. The CCC includes upwards of 20 panels on broad topics in Classics (Greco-Roman history, philosophy, literature, archaeology, reception) with roughly 15-20 presenters for each panel. Rather than small panels on many topics, the CCC allows each panel to explore fundamental questions in classical studies. Essentially, 20 large-scale conferences on major research topics in Classics are occurring simultaneously.  It is recommended that scholars move between panels in order to shape interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches. Academic cross-fertilization is imperative. Specialist panels are open to experts from other subject-areas and scholars from different national traditions are encouraged to build international academic networks among their home institutions in order to foster future collaboration. The CCC is a democratic, inclusive organization and it invites scholars and students to discuss fundamental issues of Greco-Roman society and culture. The official languages of the CCC are French and English.


  • From Sources to Editions and back again: the Continuity of Classical Literature through Fragmentary Traditions.
  • Self, Consciousness and Conscience in Late Antiquity
  • How diplomacy was characterized in ancient Greek historiography and oratory
  • Dodona and Prphetics
  • The Rhetoric of Identity in Greek Oratory
  • Epic and Elegy
  • Ethnicity and Imperialism at the time of the Roman Republic
  • New Approaches to Plato in Context
  • A Thousand Years of War: New directions in Roman military studies, c. 500BCE-500CE.
  • Popular Classics
  • Problems in Spartan History
  • The Reception of Ancient Drama in the Scholarly Works of Early Modern Europe
  • Return to Philology
  • The Alchemy of Myth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

For more information: http://www.celticconferenceclassics.com