Trendall Lectures 1997-2024

The Trendall Lecture alternates between an Australian and an international scholar with a research interest in classical studies.

25th lecture

Experiencing Immersion from Antiquity to Modernity
Dr Emma Cole, University of Queensland
13 February 2024, Melbourne

24th lecture

Why Ovid (and Translation) Matters
Professor Stephanie McCarter, The University of the South, Tenessee, USA
10 February 2022, Tasmania

23rd lecture

In the Garden of the Fugitives
Dr Estelle Lazer, University of Sydney
8 February 2021, Online

22nd lecture

Straying from Myth
Marian Maguire

28 January 2020, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
An edited version of this lecture will appear in Humanities Australia No.12.

21st lecture

At the Crossroads and in the Crosshairs: Class, Ideology and Personality-driven Politics at Rome in the Second Century BC
Associate Professor J. Lea Beness and Associate Professor Tom Hillard, Macquarie University
4 February 2019, Armidale NSW

20th lecture

The force of tradition in early Greek poetry and painting (PDF, 2.7MB)
Associate Professor Anne Mackay, University of Auckland NZ and President of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies
30 January 2018, Brisbane

19th lecture

‘More celebrated than actually known’: Sir John Soane’s Greek vases
Professor Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia, USA
18 May 2015, Melbourne

18th lecture

What makes a Roman Goddess? Ovid, the Empress, and female apotheosis in Rome
Emeritus Professor Carole Newlands, University of Colorado, USA
28 January 2015, Adelaide

17th lecture

The gleam through the arch: Homer’s world revisited
Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce FAHA
9 October 2014, Brisbane

16th lecture

Individuality and innovation in Greek sculpture (PDF, 2.5MB)
Professor Andrew Stewart
18 January 2013, Sydney

15th lecture

Homer and Plato
Professor Richard Hunter FAHA
22 February 2012, Sydney

14th lecture

Consoling yourself and others: Ancient and modern perspectives on managing grief (PDF, 1,014KB)
Professor Han Baltussen FAHA
19 October 2011, Adelaide

13th lecture

Anecdote apophthegm and the ‘real’ Alexander (PDF, 323KB)
Professor Brian Bosworth FAHA
13 October 2009, Newcastle

12th lecture

The audience on stage: Rhetoric, emotion, and judgement in Sophoclean theatre (PDF, 709KB)
Mr Simon D. Goldhill
21 September 2008, Melbourne

11th lecture

Beyond the stereotypes (PDF, 669KB)
Professor Majella Franzmann FAHA
29 November 2007, Sydney

10th lecture

How women (re)act in Roman love poetry (PDF, 618KB)
Professor Barbara K. Gold
31 January 2006, Hobart

9th lecture

It’s in the post (PDF, 831KB)
Professor Pauline Allen FAHA
20 September 2005, Brisbane

8th lecture

From Greece to Rome via southern Italy (PDF, 597KB)
Dr Andrew Burnett
16 March 2004, Sydney

7th lecture

Pylades, pantomime and the preservation of tragedy
Emeritus Professor John Jory

6th lecture

Sophocles: The first thousand years
Professor Emerita Patricia Easterling

5th lecture

Excavating and interpreting the Governor’s Palace, Acropolis, Jebel Khalid
Emeritus Professor Graeme Clarke AO FAHA

4th lecture

Comic cuts: Snippets of action on the Greek comic stage
Professor Richard Green

3rd lecture

The baroque style in Magna Graecia: Some Important representatives of Apulian vase-painting in the 4th Century BC
Professor Alexander Cambitoglou FAHA

2nd lecture

Wealthy Corinth (PDF, 1,550KB)
Dr Elizabeth Pemberton
24 November 1998, London

Inaugural lecture

The gadfly of Greek history (The infuriatingly opaque nature of inscriptions as sources for Greek history) (PDF, 1,004KB)
Professor Michael J. Osborne
5 August 1997, Melbourne

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