Conference: From I, Claudius to Private Eyes: the Ancient World and Popular Fiction

From I, Claudius to Private Eyes: The Ancient World and Popular Fiction

In memory of Dr Lana Schwebel z”l

16-18 June 2014

Auditorium 3, Wohl Centre


Keynote speakers:

Caroline Lawrence (author of The Roman Mystery series)

Steven Saylor (author of the Gordianus the Finder series)

Simon Scarrow (author of the Eagle and Centurion series)

Professor Simon Goldhill  (Cambridge University)

Professor Edith Hall (King's College, University of London)

Dr Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway, University of London)



Ancient Greece in Fiction – Detective Fiction – Ancient Jews and Christians in Popular Fiction – Classical References Recast – Comics – Greek Myth – International Perspectives –

Science Fiction and Fantasy – Ancient Rome

For details and registration, contact the organizer, Dr Lisa Maurice ( or see the conference website (

The conference is generously sponsored by:

The Lilly and Philip Schwebel Foundation • Tsemed • Mr.Robert Speigel • The Lechter Institute for Literary Research • The Lewis Family Foundation for International Conferences in the Humanities • The Department of Classical Studies, Bar-Ilan University • The Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University


Conference Programme

Conference Poster

Conference Website