On Wednesday July 25 2018 a colloquium will be held at Macquarie University on the topic of “Envisioning the Roman Emperor in Speech and Word in Late Antiquity”.
This colloquium is organised by Dr Meaghan McEvoy as part of the Faculty of Arts Visiting Fellowship Grant for the visit to MQ of Assoc. Prof. Jan Willem Drijvers (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and is supported by the MQ Ancient Cultures Research Centre and the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.
Assoc. Prof. Drijvers is a distinguished scholar of late Roman studies, whose many publications range from seminal works on the empress Helena, mother of the first Christian emperor Constantine, to a series of scholarly commentaries on the key late Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus, and studies of the Syriac Julian Romance. His current research projects include a monograph on the emperor Jovian and new commentaries on the Panegyrici Latini. This is his first visit to Australia and offers a crucial opportunity for students of Roman and late antique studies in particular to benefit from his expertise in this area.