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12th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry - 19-20-21/08/2015, Groningen (Netherlands)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19-20-21/08/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: the University of Groningen, (Groningen, Netherlands)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Prof. Dr. Annette Harder, Dr. Remco Regtuitand Prof. Dr. Gerry Wakker.

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Although the remains of dramatic poetry from the Hellenistic period are scanty, the notion of ‘performance’ is present in many Hellenistic poems. In this workshop the speakers address several questions related to this idea of

performance. Starting with two papers which focus on the general background of

‘travel and performance’ in the Hellenistic world and the increasing presence of

women’s voices, the workshop then moves on to the themes of (1) the reception of

the old dramatic genres (tragedy and comedy), (2) the use of elements of

performance as a means of innovation in ritual poetry, (3) the new genres of

scenes from daily life presented as brief dramatic scenes suggestive of

performance, and (4) the intricate mixture of written epic at play with notions

of performance. Thus a number of aspects of performance in Hellenistic poetry

are highlighted. In a final discussion we will address more general questions

concerning the workshop’s theme.

Papers of earlier workshops are published in the series Hellenistica Groningana:

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