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Head of Humanities to be made Honorary Professor

Head of the Department of Humanities and Professor of Classics, Mike Edwards, will be announced as Emeritus Professor at the University of the Peloponnese at the end of April.

Posted: 19 April 2017

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Professor Mike Edwards

The ceremony announcing Professor Edwards as Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Philology, University of the Peloponnese will take place at the Kalamata campus in Greece during a two day conference held on 27th and 28th April.

The Professorship honours both Professor Edwards' contribution to research on the Attic Orators and Greek rhetorical theory, as well as his involvement in the Centre for Ancient Rhetoric and Drama, which is based in the Department of Philology at the University of the Peloponnese.

At the conference entitled 'Friendship in Ancient Greek Literature', Professor Edwards will give a lecture that will focus on three types of friendship (with family, wife, and non-family friends), and will draw on examples from ancient Greek epic, drama and rhetoric, and his own personal life.

Professor Edwards joined Roehampton in August 2013 as Professor of Classics, and became Head of Department in January 2015.

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