CFP: Ancient Routes to Happiness

Submission deadline: May 25, 2012

Conference date(s):
October 25, 2012 - October 27, 2012

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Conference Venue:

University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa

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Convening in 2012 for the 13th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 16 scholarly contributions from around the world are to be presented. The 50 minute slots provide ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly.

We start on a Thursday morning, meaning that participants should arrive in Pretoria on the 24st at the latest and only book a flight out from the afternoon of the 27th, but preferably later.

Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at [email protected], as soon as possible. All proposals are carefully considered, but bear in mind that slots are limited. Final deadline: 25 May.

Conference Fee
More detail on the conference fee will follow at a later stage. As an indication, the 2010 conference fee was $150, inclusive of transport and meals during the conference. Postgraduates, other students and interested parties not able to claim back conference fees from their institutions should please contact the organizers for a discount.

During past conferences, guests stayed at the Brooklyn Guest Houses ( situated in a leafy suburb close to Unisa, the University of Pretoria, and the Brooklyn, Hillcrest and Hatfield shopping centres. A discounted group booking for delegates is negotiated.

We plan excursions to the Winex wine festival in Sandton (Johannesburg) ( and after the conference (the 28th) to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (

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