Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture: At Home in Chaironeia: Domestic Detail in Plutarch

Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture: At Home in Chaironeia: Domestic Detail in Plutarch

Dorothy Buchan

Series Name Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture, School of Archaeology and Ancient History
Speaker Professor Judith Mossman
Type Lectures & Talks
When 26 Nov 2019, 05:30PM - 07:30PM
Venue Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Nikki Rollason, nkr4@le.ac.uk, School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Professor Judith Mossman of Coventry University will give this year's Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture, hosted by the School of Archaeology and Ancient History. Professor Mossman has provided the following information about her lecture, entitled 'At Home in Chaironeia: Domestic Detail in Plutarch': 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. All are welcome to join us on 26th November at 5.30pm in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2. Tea 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). If you are bringing a group or wish to dine with the speaker, please email the convener, Dr Nikki Rollason (nkr4@le.ac.uk), by 20 November.

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