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Teaching Through Images: Imagery in Greek and Roman Didactic Poetry - 01-02-03/07/2016, Heidelberg (

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 01-02-03/07/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jenny Strauss Clay; Athanassios Vergados



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60 (café y comidas / cofree-breaks and meals / caffe è pranzi)


July 1, 2016

9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks

9:30-10:15 Jenny Strauss Clay (Virginia): Binding Bonds: Anti-cosmic Elements in Hesiod’s Theogony.

10:15-11:00 Ilaria Andolfi (La Sapienza-Rome): Designing a Cosmic Architecture: Craftsmanship in Empedocles’ Poetry.

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:00 Olga Chernyakhovskaya (Bamberg): Why humans don't cast off old skin like snakes: Images of knowledge and immortality in Nicander’s Theriaca.

12:00-12:45 Arnold Bärtschi (Bochum): Thinking in Pictures: The Orbis Descriptio of Dionysius Periegetes and the Construction of Imaginary Landscapes.

12:45-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 Christophe Cusset (Lyon): Image and Vision: Visible and Invisible in the Phaenomena of Aratus.

15:15- 16:00 Patrick Glauthier (University of Pennsylvania): Analogy, Explanation, and Digression: The Milky Way in Aratus and Manilius.

16:00-16:15 Coffee

16:15- 17:00 Christopher Welser (Colby College): Astral Imagery in Georgics 4.457- 459.

17:15-18:00 Christian Haß (Heidelberg): Narrate, Describe―and Vivify. Ekphrasis and Enargeia in Vergil’s Georgics.

July 2, 2016

9:30-10:15 Zoe Stamatopoulou (Washington University of St. Louis): Monsters and the Unnatural Body in Didactic Poetry.

10:15-11:00 Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania): Insinuating claritas in Lucretius.

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:00 Noah Davies-Mason (City University of New York): A quiet soul: the Absence of Auditory Imagery in Book 3 of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura.

12:00-12:45 Abigail Buglass (Oxford): ‘Atomistic Imagery’: Repetition and Reflection of the World in De Rerum Natura.

12:45-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 Monica Gale (Trinity College Dublin): Plague and the Limits of Didacticism: Lucretius and Others.

15:15-16:00 Eva Noller (Heidelberg): Quasi naufragiis magnis . . .: (Broken) Images of Order in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura.

16:00-16:15 Coffee

16:15-17:00 Anke Walter (Rostock): Metamorphic Imagery in Ovid’s Fasti.

17:00-17:45 John F. Miller (Virginia): Exemplarity in the Lessons of Ovid’s Teacher of Love.

July 3, 2016

9:30-10:15 Christoph Leidl (Heidelberg): Military Imagery in Grattius’ Cynegetica and Augustan Didactic.

10:15-11:00 Athanassios Vergados (Heidelberg): Pseudo-Oppian’s Didactic Paths.

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:00 General Discussion

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