3rd of March 2020
St. Olave’s Grammar School is pleased to invite you to attend the Classics Day, at which Dr Kathryn Tempest (University of Roehampton) will give a talk entitled Cicero the Arpinate: The Advantage of a Political Outsider
. When Cicero won the consulship for 63 BC, he was the first novus homo
to enter the top spot ‘almost within living memory’ (Cic. Agr.
2.3). Yet to what extent did the advantage of being a political outsider outweigh the challenges Cicero had faced as a ‘new man’? And how did he use the outsider brand to advance his political ambitions? These are the questions she will consider in her talk, focusing on Cicero’s rise to power and his self-representation before the people of Rome.
St. Olave’s Classics Day will start at 1.40pm and is open to Year 10 students and above. It aims to stretch, entice and challenge Classicists and Latinists with ideas stemming from their syllabuses.
If you wish to participate and/or contribute to the day, please do not hesitate to contact either Alexander Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Alessandra Abbattista (email@example.com