24th March, 2018, 2.30pm
Room 349, Senate House
Everyone is invited to celebrate the life and work of Professor Alan Cameron FBA (1938-2017) with friends, former colleagues and family on Saturday, 24th March, in room 349 of Senate House, from 14.30 pm. A series of short contributions will be followed by a reception and is open to all.
Alan Cameron read Classics at New College, Oxford and then went on to teach Latin at the University of Glasgow before coming to London in 1964, where he was first a Lecturer and then a Reader at Bedford College and then from 1972 as Professor of Latin at Kings. In 1977 he moved to Columbia University, New York, where he was Charles Anthon Professor of Latin Literature and Language until his retirement in 2008. He wrote many fundamental articles, beginning in the 1960s, and his books include studies of Claudian, circus factions in Byzantium, Callimachus and Hellenistic poetry, Greek mythography, the Greek Anthology, and the magisterial Last Pagans of Rome (2011).
A number of friends and colleagues will offer reminiscences of Alan and appreciations of his work. Among the confirmed speakers are Arianna Gullo, Gavin Kelly, Oswyn Murray, John North, Peter Wiseman, Dominic Rathbone and members of his family.
The event is sponsored by the Institute of Classical Studies, King’s College London and the Roman Society and is free. All are welcome.