The Friends of Antiquity in conjunction with The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry present the 25th Annual Ancient History Day ‘Law and Order in Antiquity’


Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce (Justice and the Law in the Ancient Near East);

Professor Alastair Blanshard (The Trial of Socrates);

Emeritus Professor Bob Milns AM (Demosthenes, Aeschines and the ‘Crown Trial’ of 330BC);

Assoc. Prof. David Pritchard (Soldiers, Sailors and Police Officers in Democratic Athens);

Dr Janette McWilliam (Children and the Law in Ancient Rome);

Dr Amelia Brown (Roman Law Codes - Theodosius to Justinian).


Registration opens from 8.00 - 9.00am.

Cost (including morning tea):

  • $55 each
  • $15 each (for students with ID)
  • $45 each (for FoA/AFUQ members)

A detailed program will be available for collection at the registration desks on Ancient History Day.

For further details of presentations, registration and payment, refer to the 25th Annual Ancient History Day flyer.

About Classics and Ancient History Seminars

Event details

  • The seminars take place at 4pm, in the Michie Building (09), Room 536
  • Seminars are also on Zoom. Send an email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( for the link.
  • Upcoming seminars can be found here.
  • Please be aware that we are still operating under Covid-19 regulations during public events. Masks are no longer required at UQ locations - however, UQ strongly encourages mask wearing when physical distancing is not possible. UQ strongly encourages all campus attendees to be up to date with vaccinations. And finally, those who are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 7 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 7 days, are asked not to attend this seminar.
  • For those attending in person, if you would like to join us for drinks and/or dinner afterwards at UQ’s St. Lucy's from 5:15 pm, please RSVP by email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( by 9am on the day of the seminar.
  • Please also contact Duncan Keenan-Jones should you have questions about the event.

The Friends of Antiquity, an alumni organisation of the University, runs its own series of public lectures, which take place on Sunday afternoons. The Friends’ program for can be found at