David Lewis Lecture

Dr Charalampos Kritzas
(Former Director of the Epigraphical Museum, Athens)

"Reflections of historical events in the new texts from the archive of Pallas at Argos (first half of the 4th century BC)."

5.00 pm, Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Lecture Theatre
Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies


The Centre invites a distinguished scholar to give a lecture each year in Trinity term in memory of the late Professor D.M. Lewis. The Lecture series is supported by the David Lewis Memorial Trust, which was established in 1995 by a donation of £10,000 from a charitable trust associated with a member of Prof. Lewis's family. The fund has since been doubled by donations from the colleges at which Prof. Lewis studied and taught (Corpus Christi and Christ Church) and from colleagues, friends and former pupils.

The first Lewis Memorial Lecture was given by Professor M. Jameson of Stanford University on Wednesday, 29 May, 1996 with the title "The Rituals of Athena Polias in Athens".

The second Lewis Lecture was given by Joyce Reynolds on Wednesday, 28 May, 1997 on "New Hadrianic Documents from Aphrodisias".

The third Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. Pierre Briant of Toulouse University on Wednesday, 20 May, 1998 on "Greek Epigraphy and Achaemenid History : Pixodaros and Xanthos".

The fourth Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. Shaye Cohen of Brown University on Wednesday 26 May, 1999. The title of his lecture was "Hellenism in Unexpected Places".

The fifth Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. P.J. Rhodes of Durham University on Wednesday 30 May, 2000. The title of his lecture was "Making and Breaking Treaties in the Greek World".

The sixth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. Angelos Chaniotis on 23 May, 2001. The title of his lecture was "Christians, Jews and Pagans at Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity".

The seventh David Lewis Lecture was given by Mrs. Charlotte Roueché (King's College London) on 22 May, 2002. The title of her lecture was "Epigraphy and the New World Order".

The eighth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. J.K. Davies (University of Liverpool) on 28 May, 2003. The title of his lecture was "Parallel universes: 'Greek history' and 'Greek economic history'".

The ninth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. A. Bresson (Ausonius, Université Bordeaux 3) on 26 May, 2004. The title of his lecture was "The Harpasos valley in Northern Caria: From Ptolemaic to Rhodian and Roman control".

The tenth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. S. Hornblower (University College, London) on 25 May, 2005. The title of his lecture was "Theatre in the Ancient Greek Historians".

The eleventh David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. R. Stroud (University of California, Berkeley) on 24 May, 2006. The title of his lecture, which has now been published by the Greek Epigraphical Society as a booklet, was "The Athenian Empire on Stone".

The twelfth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. M. Wörrle (Kommission für alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Munich) on 23 May, 2007. The title of his lecture was "Heliodorus and the Maccabees: looking back at an (un)finished study".

The thirteenth David Lewis Lecture was given by Prof. E. Gruen (University of California at Berkeley) on 21 May, 2008. The title of his lecture was "The 'Assimilated' Jew: Hellenism and Judaism at the Border".

The fourteenth David Lewis Lecture was given by Dr A. P. Matthaiou (Greek Epigraphical Society) on 27 May, 2009. The title of his lecture was "The Athenian Empire on Stone Revisited".

The fifteenth David Lewis Lecture was given by Dr M. Brosius (University of Newcastle) on 26 May, 2010. The title of her lecture was "A Plea for the Greek Scribe".

The sixteenth David Lewis Lecture was given by Professor R. Haensch (Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy, Munich) on 1 June, 2011. The title of his lecture was "Christian churches on top of temples and synagogues: the testimony of the inscriptions".



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