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Hellenistic Poetry before Callimachus - 14 -15/06/2016, Liverpool (England)



The conference represents an ambitious attempt to delineate a picture of the lost generations of poets active during the last three decades of the fourth century BC and the first two decades of the third. We undertake to approach, in particular, Philitas, Simias, Philicus, Crates, Timon and the whole gamut of their obscure contemporaries, genre by genre, and aim to discuss the chronology and circulation of early Hellenistic poetry and the role these two generations played as forerunners of Hellenistic poetry and intermediaries between the tradition(s) of late Classical poetry and the new voices of Hellenistic poetry. This pioneering venture into the origins of ‘Hellenistic-ness’ will illuminate the shadowy and mysterious realms of Hellenistic poetry before Callimachus.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 14-15/06/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: School of the Arts Library, University of Liverpool (Liverpool, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (University of Liverpool); the Instytut Filologii Klasycznej (University of Warsaw)

INFO: web - marco.perale@liver

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis / Free / Gratuito. Aquí/here/qui Deadline: 05/06/2016

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

14 June 2016

Keynote Speech:

9:30 -10:05 Richard Hunter (Cambridge) - Callimachus and the Language of Rhetorical Style

Epic and mock-epic (chair: Marco Fantuzzi)

10:25-11:00 Thomas Nelson (Cambridge) - Early Hellenistic Epic: A Reassessment

11:20-11:55 Enrico Magnelli (Florence) - Argonautic Epic Before Apollonius: Cleon of Kourion, and (Possibly) More

11:55-12:30 Guendalina Taietti (Liverpool) - The Poets at Alexander’s court: How Flat is Flattery?

12:30-13:05 S. Douglas Olson (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies / Heidelberger Academy / University of Minnesota) - Mock-Epic and Mock-Didactic in the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Periods: Archestratus, Matro and Others

Comedy & Tragedy (chair: Richard Hunter)

14:00-14:35 Benjamin Cartlidge (Oxford) - The Attic Challenge: Poetics at the End of the Long Fourth Century

14:35-15:10 Agnieszka Kotlinska-Toma (Wroclaw) - Early Hellenistic Tragedy and the Rise of a New Aesthetic

15:10-15:45 Marco Fantuzzi (Macerata) - Title tbc - Pseudo-Euripides’ Rhesus as Proto-Hellenistic Tragedy

Lost voices (chair: Ewen Bowie)

16:15-16:50 Annette Harder (Groningen) - Traces of a Lost Generation

16:50-17:25 Pauline LeVen (Yale, via Skype) - The Authorial Voice of Lost Authors in Early Hellenistic Hymns

17:25-18:00 Peter Parsons (Oxford) - Wandering Poets in Early Ptolemaic Egypt?

15 June 2016

Elegy and Epigram (chair: Annette Harder)

9:00 - 9:35 Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin) - Catalogue Elegy from Antimachus to Alexander Aetolus, Hermesianax, Phanocles and Others

9:35 - 10:10 Lucia Floridi (Milan) - Early Hellenistic Epigram : Forms, Themes, and ‘Genres’

Philosophical Poetry (chair: Annette Harder)

10:10 -10:45 Maria Noussia-Fantuzzi (Thessaloniki) - A Cure for Love. Resisting Eros in Early Hellenistic Philosophy and Poetry

10:45 - 11:20 Rebecca Lämmle (Basel / Cambridge) - Cynulcus' Timon: Athenaeus and the Silloi

Metrical extravagance (chair: Gregory Hutchinson)

11:35 - 12:10 Jan Kwapisz (Warsaw) - Taking Odd Measures

12:10 - 12:45 Marco Perale (Liverpool) - Simias of Rhodes, the Artsy Avant-guardist 12:45 - 13:20 Ewen Bowie (Oxford) - Philicus, 14 Months on

Philitas of Cos (chair: S.Douglas Olson)

14:05 - 14:40 Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Rethymno) - Philitas of Cos, 14 Years Later

14:40 - 15:15 Gregory Hutchinson (Oxford) - Philetas among the Romans

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