City and Countryside in the Ancient World
13th and 14th November 2014
Royal Irish Academy Classical Studies
Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Thursday 13th November:
18:00-19:00 – Public Lecture:
Professor Robin Osborne (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
The Economics, Politics and Sociology of City and Countryside in Classical Athens
Friday 14th November:
9.30-10:15 – Dr Joanna Day (University College Dublin)
From Pasture to Palace: Real and Imagined Flowers in the Aegean Bronze Age
10.15-11:00 – Dr Conor Trainor (Trinity College Dublin)
Sacks and the City: Exploring the Interface of Rural and Urban Economies in Roman Greece
11.30-12:30 – Dr Hazel Dodge (Trinity College Dublin)
Urban and Rustic Interfaces in Roman Campania and Tripolitania
14.15-15:00 – Dr Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin)
Meaningful Landscapes, Local History and Civic Identity
15.15-16:00 – Dr Gordon Campbell (NUI Maynooth)
Horace and Virgil on rus vs. urbs
16.00-16:45 – Dr Martin Brady (University College Dublin)
Rome and Away: Exile and the City in Ovid’s Tristia
Entry to the public keynote on Thursday 13th November is free but online registration is required.
The online registration fee for Friday 14th November is €20 (full fee) / €10 (student/unwaged).
Further information:
Dr Philip De Souza, University College Dublin (
Dr Martine Cuypers, Trinity College Dublin (