The Story of Cyrenaican Horses in the Greek and Roman Periods and its Reality by Dr Muna Haroun Abdelhamed
Our knowledge about breeding horses in Cyrenaica during Greek and Roman periods is mainly derived from ancient literary references. This talk presents the main stories about this noble animal and Cyrenaican charioteers’ performances in overseas athletic games. It also addresses whether these assertions represent a reality, or simply a convention. The seminar also aims to show how our knowledge of these subjects can be enriched by exploiting the rich epigraphic information that is lurking within digital resources such as IGCyr and IRCyr.
This event is the first in a new series of seminars entitled “Ancient North Africa: Histories, Cities, and Landscapes” organised by Josephine Quinn, Niccolò Mugnai, Monica Hellström and Timothy Smith.
About the speaker:
Dr Muna Haroun Abdelhamed was awarded her first degree in Archaeology from the University of Benghazi. This was followed by a MA from the same university and a PhD (2018) from the University of Leicester. She was a full-time lecturer in Classical Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, Benghazi University, from 2002 to 2012.
Muna is interested in ancient Greek and Latin languages. She is an external member contributing to the IGCyr, GVCyr and IRCyr projects, and providing Arabic translation of the inscriptions; she is also a member of the Libyan Epigraphy Research Network and an Arabic and Latin teacher at Madani Schools Federation in Leicester.
Please note there is no requirement to register or book in advance for this seminar. Please simply show up on the day. Or for more information contact the BILNAS General Secretary, Pauline Graham at [email protected]
University of Oxford – Ancient History Faculty Seminar – Hilary Term 2023
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Lecture Theatre)
66 St. Giles’