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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Conference: Great Landowners and the State in the Sixth Century: Revisiting the Apion Archive

Great Landowners and the State in the Sixth Century:
                                           Revisiting the Apion Archive                        
 A round-table discussion chaired by Roger Bagnall
 Monday 27 May 2013, 2.00–6.00 pm
All Souls College, Old Library

The publication of Todd Hickey’s Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt (Ann Arbor 2012) offers the occasion to revisit the long-debated issues of the size and economic importance of large estates in the Justinianic period, and of their economic and political role within the empire.
The afternoon will begin with a series of short presentations by Todd Hickey, James Keenan, Jean Gascou, Andrew Wilson and Peter Sarris.
It will move on to a round-table discussion with Philip Booth, Alan Bowman, Jennifer Cromwell, Nikolaos Gonis, James Howard-Johnston, Roberta Mazza, Arietta Papaconstantinou, Bryan Ward-Perkins, Mark Whittow.
The meeting will be followed by a wine reception at 6.00 pm.
This event is organised with the generous support of the Oxford Roman Economy Project and Baron Lorne Thyssen, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, All Souls College, and the Department of Classics of the University of Reading.