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English Academic Delves into Hellenistic Literature

The Classics Department in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics hosted visiting academic, Ms Valeria Pace from the University of Cambridge, England, who presented two papers on Hellenistic Literature and engaged with students in connection with their research.

Pace’s first seminar examined the poem by Theocritus – Idyll 27 – in a paper titled “Idyll 27 as Fan Fiction: the Invention of the Bucolic Female Singer”. The poem features an unusual plot in the Theocritean bucolic universe in which a character named Daphnis attempts to seduce a young girl, Acrotime, and, by the end of the poem, obtains sexual satisfaction.

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