Pulp Fiction: The Ancient Greeks and their leisure reading
Wednesday 11 February, 6-7.30pm at the British Academy
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.
Professor Peter Parsons, University of Oxford
Professor Edith Hall, King’s College London
Professor Ian Rutherford, University of Reading