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Forum Antiquum lecture Christoph Pieper

When:Th 18-11-2021 16:00 - 17:30
Where:Leiden University

Every semester, the Classics department of Leiden University organizes a series of lectures (the Forum Antiquum). The lectures are held every other week on Thursdays at 16:00. We invite both Dutch and international speakers and well-known experts and promising young researchers to speak about a topic of their choice.

The lectures are held in the Vossius Conference Room, located in the Leiden University Library (South Hall, second floor), as well as in the Heinsius Room (same location, opposite door).


September 23
Bram Demulder
Vossius Room
Heavenly Love, Vulgar Love, and something in between: on a Platonic innovation
October 7
Leanne Jansen
Vossius Room
Images of Cicero the statesman in Roman historiography
October 21
Joseph Zehner
Vossius Room

Craft vs. Birth: Aphrodite in Empedocles
November 4
Louis Verreth
Heinsius Room
Tyrrhenus fato profugus. Neo-Latin Panegyrics and the Humanist Appropriation of Etruscan Foundational Myths

November 18
Christoph Pieper
Vossius Room

Cicero, an illustrious man?

December 9
Renske Janssen
Vossius Room
Christiani et Ceteri. De behandeling van vroege Christenen in het Romeinse Rijk

Registration and information

The lectures are open to everybody interested; registration is not required. Forum Antiquum is made possible by Prof. Ineke Sluiter’s Spinoza Prize.

We start at 16:00. For more information, please contact Iris van Kuijk (i.a.e.van.kuijk

We hope to see you all there!