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Welcome to the seventh Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World, hosted this year by the University of Edinburgh. Our theme is 'community'. 

In 450/451 BC, Pericles passed a law delineating stricter requirements for obtaining Athenian citizenship. In so doing, he outlined his vision of community. In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union, a decision that will have lasting consequences for the concept of community in the UK. Worldwide, political and socio-economic developments continue to test notions of what constitutes a community.

This conference will consider what classical reception studies can tell us about ideas of community, both ancient and modern. What does it mean to belong? What does it mean to be an outsider?

AMPRAW is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the impact and influence of the classical world in literature, art, music, history, drama and popular culture. It is held annually at different UK universities.

Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World
23-24 Nov 2017

School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing Old Medical School, 4 Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG


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Image credit: Denis Azarenko 

This conference is generously supported by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (University of Edinburgh), the School of Classics (University of St Andrews), the Department of Classics (University of Glasgow), the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH), the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (SPHS), the Classical Association (CA) and the Classical Association of Scotland (CAS).
23-24 November 2017 : Edinburgh
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