Wednesday 23 October; reception 4:30; AGM 5:05; lecture 5:20
Kaye Scott Room, Ormond College, 49 College Crescent, Parkville
Dr Emily Hulme Kozey, Seymour Reader in Ancient History and Philosophy, Ormond College
During the fourth century BCE, hundreds of tablets were deposited at the Oracle of Dodona in Northern Greece recording the questions asked by people from all walks of life: embassies from the famously civil war plagued Corcyra; individuals asking about their job, children, or marriage; and even the most marginalised group, enslaved men and women, asking about their future prospects for freedom. In this talk, I will discuss my current work on the tablets documenting the questions asked by slaves, focusing in particular on the terminology of slavery in these texts.
Dr Emily Hulme Kozey joined Ormond college in March 2019 as the Seymour Reader. She completed her PhD at Princeton University in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Philosophy, with a dissertation on Plato’s use of techne to differentiate his own philosophy from the practices of his educational rivals, the sophists, as well as his philosophical rivals, the Presocratic natural philosophers. In addition to teaching at Ormond, Emily teaches Greek Philosophy and intermediate Ancient Greek at the University of Melbourne.
The Allen Memorial Lecture will include the CAV’s Annual General Meeting and the presentation of the Alexander Leeper Prize (for 4th year Honours in Classics) and the CAV Undergraduate Essay Prize.