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Aristophanes and politics - 30/09-01/10/2016, New York (USA)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 29/09-01/10/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Columbia University (New York, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (Columbia University) ; co-presented by the Onassis Foundation, with additional sponsorship from Columbia University's Graduate Program in Classical Studies ; Elizabeth Heintges

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FRIDAY September 30

9:30am: Introductory remarks: William Harris (Columbia)

9:40-10:10am: Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania), “Accessing and Understanding Aristophanic Politics”

10:25-10:55am: Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia), “The Multiple Audiences of Aristophanes”

11:10-11:30am: coffee break

11:30am-12:00pm: Stephen Halliwell (St Andrews), “Politics in the Street: some Citizen Encounters in Aristophanes”

12:15-12:45pm: Mario Tel (Berkeley), “The Politics of Dissensus in Aristophanes’ Birds”

1:00-2:15pm: lunch break

2:15-2:45pm: Deborah Steiner (Columbia), “Inscribing Athenians: the alphabetic chorus in Aristophanes' Babylonians and the epigraphic habit in the late fifth-century polis”

3:00-3:30pm: Donald Sells (Michigan), “Politics in Comic Lyric”

3:45-4:15pm: break for refreshments

4:15-4:45pm: Olimpia Imperio (Bari), “Aristophanes' political comedies and (bad?) imitations”

SATURDAY October 1

9:30-10:00am: Jeffrey Henderson (Boston University), “Patterns of avoidance and indirection in Athenian political satire”

10:15-10:45am: Carina de Klerk (Columbia), “Speaking Like a Slave in Aristophanes”

11-11:30am: coffee break

11:30am-12:00pm: S. Sara Monoson (Northwestern), “Clouds and the Battle of Delium”

12:15-12:45pm: Ian Ruffell (Glasgow), “Conservative and radical: Aristophanic comedy and populist debate in democratic Athens”

1:00-2:15pm: lunch break

2:15-2:45pm: Robin Osborne (Cambridge), “Antiquarian abuses and historical uses of Aristophanes’ Knights”

3:00-3:30pm: Nina Papathanasopoulou (Connecticut College), “Visions of the oikos in Aristophanes’ Wasps”

3:45-4:05pm: break for refreshments

4:05-4:35pm: Suzanne Saïd (Columbia), “The Allegory of Demos in the Knights and the Portrait of the People in the Comedies of Aristophanes”

4:50-5:30pm: Commentary and debate.

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