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Prophets and Profits, XVI Unisa Classics Colloquium - 29-30-31/07/2015, Pretoria (South Africa)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 29-30-31/07/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)





Jon Solomon (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) ‘Filming the Insights of the Sightless: The Reemergence of Teiresias in the 1990s’ Esther Eidinow (Nottingham) ‘Do You Feel Lucky? Explanations of Oracular Failure’

Federico Santangelo (Newcastle) ‘Divination and Profit in the Roman World’ Folake Onayemi (Ibadan) ‘A Yoruba Adaptation of Greek Drama’ Reina Pereira (Beira Interior, Portugal) ‘Blasphemy: are prophets crooks? An analysis of IA 956-958’ Luca di Campobianco (Johannesburg) ‘On oracles and free will. The case of Perseus the fated murderer’ Ralph Anderson (St Andrews) ‘A story of blood, guts and guesswork: synthetic reasoning in classical Greek divination’ Claudia Fratini (Unisa) ‘L’Oracolo (1990)/The Oracle (2005): the katábasis of Odysseus as prophetic action in the narrative of present’ Szerdy Nagy (KwaZulu-Natal) ‘Prophecy and Paul Kruger: the role of prophecy in the plot development of Robert Grendon’s epic, Paul Kruger’s Dream’ Lisa Maurice (Bar Ilan) ‘Screening Immortals in a Secular world’ Philip Bosman (Unisa) ‘Value-added divination at Dodona’ Katherine East (Royal Holloway) ‘Deconstructing Divination: Superstition, Anticlericalism, and Cicero’s De Divinatione in Enlightenment England’ Jeffrey Murray (Cape Town) ‘Astrology in Valerius Maximus’ Alex Nice (Witwatersrand/U Libre de Bruxelles) ‘From Astrology to Astronomy. C. Sulpicius Galus (cos. 166 BC), Greek wisdom, and Cicero’s De Republica’ Richard Evans (Unisa) ‘The non-role of the Didyma oracle in the Ionian War (500 – 493 BCE)’ Arturo Sanchez (Complutense U of Madrid) ‘Ancient divination in Eurasia. The Enarees in Scythian culture’ David Bullen (Royal Holloway) ‘Putting Words in the Mouth of God: Re- magining Dionysus’s Prophecies in 21st Century Interpretations of Euripides’s Bacchae’ Andrea Doyle (Johannesburg) ‘Les dames sybilles – Authorizing Voicesnand the Voices of Authority in Christine de Pizan’ Daniel Crosby (Fresno Pacific) ‘“Arrows Fletched From Our Own Wings”: The Early Church Fathers and the “Delphi of the Mind’ Olivier Dufault (California) ‘The professionalization of Greek curse writing in late antiquity‘ Sophia Taborski (Pittsburgh) ‘Not Just for the Birds: Augury in Archaic Athenian Vase-Painting’

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