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Hellenistic Literatures in Context - 09/04/2016, New York (USA)



On April 9, 2016, the Department of Classics at Columbia University (NY), in conjunction with the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM), will host a workshop organized by Professor John Ma, entitled: "Hellenistic Literatures in Context". Please see the schedule below for our program of speakers. The workshop will be held in the Level 5 conference room of the Italian Academy at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA. We welcome all interested parties to attend. No registration is required.


FECHA /DATE/DATA: 09/04/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGOItalian Academy - Columbia University (New York, USA)










Morning session: 9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00 – 10:00am

Aneurin Ellis-Evans (The Queen's College, Oxford)

What's Hellenistic about Hellenistic Literature?

10:00 – 11:00am

Kathryn Stevens  (Durham University)

Hellenistic Babylonian Literature

11:00am – 12:00pm

John Ma (Columbia University)

The Achaimenid origins of Hellenistic poetry


Lunch break: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Afternoon session (pre-circulated texts): 1:00 – 5:00pm


1:00 – 2:00pm

Aneurin Ellis-Evans (The Queen's College, Oxford)

The "pride of Halikarnassos" and the library catalogue from Rhodes (Maiuri, NS 11)

2:00 – 3:00pm

Kathryn Stephens (Durham University)

Berossus and the Babylonian chronicles revisited


3:00 – 4:00pm
Paraskevi Martzavou (Columbia University)

Island stories: the case of Anaphe

4:00 – 5:00pm

Final discussion on Hellenistic literature


5:00pm: Reception



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