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Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Hellenic Heritage of Southern Italy - “Politics and Perfor


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30-31/05 - 1-2/06/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Sicily Center for International Education, (Siracusa, Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sicily Center for International Education

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MONDAY, May 30

15.00 Registration Opens 17.00 Opening Keynote – Moderator Heather L. Reid, Fonte Aretusa Organization Peter Wilson (University of Sydney, Australia) A potted political history of the Sicilian theatre (to ca. 300) Movie: Siracusa 3D Reborn (Francesco Gabellone, Davide Tanasi) 19.00 Walking Tour of Ortigia 20.00 Welcome Dinner TUESDAY, May 31

9.00 First Morning Session 4×30 - Moderator: Jean De Groot (The Catholic University of America, USA) Anthony Preus (Binghamton University, USA) Philosophy and Rhetoric in Western Greece: Focus on Empedocles and Gorgias Katarzyna Kolakowska (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) Empedocles of Akragas: Politician and Performer Jeremy Delong (University of Kansas, USA) Ionian Speculation and Eleatic Deduction: Parmenides’ Xenophanean-Based Theism Robert Metcalf (University of Colorado Denver, USA) Xenophanes and the Exhibition of Truth through Seeking [Zētein] 11.00 Coffee Break 11.30 Second Morning Session 3×30 - Moderator: Yunus Tuncel (The New School, USA) Argyri Karanasiou (Saarland University, Germany) Hieron I and Aeschylus’ Persians: re-considering the dating of the Syracusan performance Emidio Spinelli (“Sapienza”-Università di Roma, Italia) In fuga verso la polis: Le supplici di Eschilo e l’attualizzante scenografia di una migrazione Boris Nikolsky (School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Russia) Euripides’ Trojan Women and Sicily 13:00 Lunch 14.00 First Afternoon Session 3×30 - Moderator: Thomas Noble Howe (Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae) Christopher Waldo (University of California at Berkeley, USA) The Man Who Would Be King: Euripides’ Epinikion to Alcibiades and the Afterlife of Deinomenid Tyranny Timothy Smith (The Johns Hopkins University, USA) The Symposion in the Atholopolitics of Emmenid Akragas Sandra Ducic (Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Belgium) Catulli Carmina (Codex Vaticanus Ottobonianus Latinus 1829) e il suo influsso sul passo del Canto XXXI di Paradiso di Dante 15.30 Coffee Break 16.00 Second Afternoon Session 3×30 - Moderator: Anna Raudino (La Trobe University, Australia) Jean De Groot (The Catholic University of America, USA) Theatricality in Pottery Design and Machines Alex Moskowitz (University of Georgia, USA) Middle Grounds and Ritual Transformation at Sybaris Constantinos Macris (CNRS, Paris, France) Politics, Performance and Way of Life in the Pythagorean Communities of Magna Graecia 17.30 Sessions End 18.00 Optional Trip to Greek Theater for Sophocles’ Electra WEDNESDAY, June 1

9.00 First Morning Session 4×30 - Moderator: Anthony Preus (Binghamton University, USA) Marie-Elise Zovko (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb/ University of Zadar) In Search of the Philosopher-King: The Route of Plato’s Syracusan Voyages and the Historical Background of the Analogies of the Sun, the Line and the Cave Christos Evangeliou (Towson University, USA) Plato and Sicilian Power Politics: Caught Between Dion and Dionysius II Tony Leyh (Emory University, USA) The Political Problem of Philia in Plato’s Seventh Letter: The Case of Dionysius II Dorota Tymura (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland) A Bitter Life of a Tyrant – some remarks on Xenophon’s Hiero 11:00 Coffee Break 11.30 Second Morning Session 3×30 - Moderator: Argyri Karanasiou (Saarland University, Germany) Ewa Osek (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) Hermocrates of Syracuse and His Anti-Athenian Politics of Revenge Ahmed Hafez (University of Alexandria, Egypt) Athenian Political Thought and its influences on Syracuse During the 5th century B.C. Davide Tanasi (Arcadia University, USA) A virtual arena for politics and performance: the 3D reconstructive study of the Acropolis of Greek Syracuse 13:00 End of Sessions 15:00 Shuttles Depart for Optional Tour of Museum and Archaeological Site 18:30 Shuttles Return to Ortigia or stay to see Euripides’ Alcestis THURSDAY, June 2

9.00 First Morning Session 4×30 - Moderator: Christos Evangeliou (Towson University, USA) Jure Zovko (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb/ University of Zadar, Croatia) How Did a Woman of the Heroic Age Become the Ideal of the Jena Romantic? Laura Liliana Gómez Espíndola (Universidad del Valle, Colombia) Plato on the Political Role of Poetry: The Expulsion of the Traditional Poets and the Reform of Poetry Paul Schollmeier (The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA) Plato, Politics, and Poetry Heather Reid (Morningside College, USA) Performing Virtue: Athletic Mimēsis in Platonic Education 11.00 Coffee Break 11.30 Second Morning Session 3×30 - Moderator: Alex Moskowitz (University of Georgia, USA) Matthew Keil (Queens College, City University of New York, USA) From Ὁμόνοια to Concordia: The Journey of a Greek Political Ideal to Rome through Southern Italy Anna Raudino (La Trobe University, Australia) Le “città ieroniane” della Sicilia orientale Thomas Noble Howe (Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae/Southwestern University USA) Strolling with Power: New Studies on Movement and Viewing from the Elite Roman Villas of Stabiae 13:00 Lunch Break (open) 14.30 First Afternoon Session 4×30 - Moderator: Davide Tanasi (Arcadia University, USA) Ted Robinson (University of Sydney, Australia) Sicilian Comedy and Late 5th Century Politics Giulia Corrente (Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Italia) Lo spettacolo comico in Magna Grecia: caratteristiche, irradiazioni e dimensione ‘politica’ di una originale forma della teatralità mediterranea Karen Sieben (Brookdale Community College, USA) Diogenes of Sinope: Performance as Critical Buffoonery Yunus Tuncel (The New School, USA) Cynics, Performance, and Shamelessness 16.30 Coffee Break 17.00 Closing Keynote - Moderator: Jeremy Delong (University of Kansas, USA) Omar Alvarez (Centro de Estudios Clásicos, UNAM, Mexico) Philosophy on Stage and Performance in Argument: Epicharmus vis-à-vis Greek West Intelligentsia 18.00 Sessions End 19.00 Sunset Boat Cruise 20.00 Final Banquet

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