Conference Announcement: Heliodorus in New Contexts

Conference Announcement

Heliodorus in New Contexts, St John’s College and Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, 12–13 December 2018

We are pleased to announce the conference Heliodorus in New Contexts, to be held at St John’s College and the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, 12th–13th December 2018.

This conference focuses on the Aethiopica of Heliodorus, the last and most ambitious extant novel from antiquity. Topics covered will include the Aethiopica within traditions of art criticism, Byzantine and early modern reception of Heliodorus, the novel’s relationship with earlier narrative genres, and its place within a late antique context.

Confirmed participants include Simon Goldhill, Richard Hunter, Caroline Vout, Tim Whitmarsh, (Cambridge), Ingela Nilsson (Uppsala), Laurence Plazenet (Clermont-Auvergne), Ewen Bowie (Oxford), Georg Danek (Vienna), Jonas Grethlein (Heidelberg), and John Morgan (Swansea).

Booking details will follow soon. If you have any questions concerning Heliodorus in New Contexts, please contact Claire Rachel Jackson ( or Benedek Kruchió (

With kind regards,

Claire Rachel Jackson and Benedek Kruchió, conference organisers