The Impact of Greek on the Languages of Ancient Italy

Wednesday 29 March, 15.00–19.30

Conference organised by James Clackson (Cambridge), Katherine McDonald (Exeter), Livia Tagliapietra (Cambridge), and Nicholas Zair (Cambridge).

Keynote: 18.00–19.30

The Cambridge Greek in Italy Project

James Clackson (Cambridge)



15.00 Marina Benedetti Università per Stranieri di Siena

Latin loan translations from Greek: suffix conversion in the grammatical terminology.


15.45 Albio Cesare Cassio Università di Roma “La Sapienza”

Doric Identity and Linguistic Melting Pot in Ancient Tarentum:  Evidence from Some Italiotic Glosses.


16.30 Break


17.00 Paolo Poccetti Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”

Language contacts in the light of morphological adaptation of proper names in Southern Italy and Sicily


18.00 James Clackson and members of the University of Cambridge

AHRC-sponsored project “Greek in Italy”

Greek in Italy – the Cambridge project