Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction: The Ancient Greeks and their leisure reading
Wednesday 11 February, 6-7.30pm at the British Academy

Panel Discussion

Discovered in the late nineteenth century, the rubbish tips of Oxyrhynchus and the papyri they contain offer us a time-capsule of ancient casual reading. Uncovering just what the Greeks were reading beyond the classics which we know of today – from romance novels to cook books – this panel discussion will provide a rare insight into the everyday concerns and literary tastes of the ancient Greeks.

Speakers:
Professor Peter Parsons, University of Oxford
Professor Edith Hall, King’s College London
Professor Ian Rutherford, University of Reading

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