This year’s conference will explore every aspect of the earlier Classical cultures of Rome, Greece, Ancient and Hellenistic Egypt, Carthage, their languages, philosophies, etc. This includes work from very early Christianity in Rome (Boethius, even Augustine, &c.) and linguistic investigations into Greek and Latin.
Keynote speaker John William Houghton is Chaplain and Dean emeritus, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He has contributed to the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, Tolkien the Medievalist, Mythlore, and Tolkien Studies, and was most recently editor-in-chief of Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (McFarland, 2014). He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Mythlore and the Journal of Tolkien Research.