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Lucretius Poet and Philosopher. Six Hundred Years after his Rediscovery – 15-16-17/06/2017, Alghero


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FECHA/DATE/DATA: 15-16-17/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: “Bastioni Marco Polo 77”, Department of Architecture, Design and City Planning, Santa Chiara (Alghero, Sassari, Italy)​

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Valentina Prosperi (Classical Philology, University of Sassari) ; Diego Zucca (Ancient Philosophy, University of Sassari)

INFO: lucretiuscongressalghero@gmail.com ; zucca.diego@gmail.com ; prosperiv@uniss.it

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Day 1: Thursday, June 15 ASILO SELLA


14.00-14.30 Welcome Coffee

14.30-15.00 Welcome Speeches Massimo Carpinelli, Rector of the University of Sassari ; Marco Milanese, Head of the Department of History and Human Sciences


Inaugural Lecture Chair: Marco Milanese, University of Sassari


15.00-15.30 David Sedley, University of Cambridge: Lucretian Pleasures

15.30-15.40 Discussion


Session I PSYCHOLOGY


Chair: Massimo Dell’Utri University of Sassari


15.40-16.10 Giulia Scalas, University of Lille 3 Claustra Vitai: Lucrezio e la psicologia del limite

16.10-16.40 Mario De Caro, Università di Roma Tre – Tufts University: Machiavelli’s Lucretian Free Will

16.40-17.00 Discussion

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break


Session II PERCEPTUAL EPISTEMOLOGY


Chair: Alberto Mura University of Sassari


17.30-1800 Diego Zucca, University of Sassari: Illusion and the Infallibility of Perception

18.00-18.30 Francesca Masi, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari: Lucrezio e l’inganno onirico

18.30-19.00 Richard Stoneman,University of Exeter: Can you Believe your Eyes? Scepticism and the Evidence of the Senses in Lucretius, DRN IV. 237- 521

19.00-19.30 Discussion

20.30 Dinner


Day 2: Friday, June 16 ASILO SELLA


8.30-9.00 Welcome Coffee


Session III HUMAN LIFE IN A LUCRETIAN WORLD


Chair: Attilio Mastino, University of Sassari


9.00-9.30 Luigi Ruggiu, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari: Sul tempo in Lucrezio

9.30-10.00 Pierre-Marie,Morel Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne: Amore e politica in Lucrezio 10.00-10.20 Discussion

10.20-10-30 Coffee Break


Section IV REPRESENTATIONS OF LUCRETIUS


Chair: Sebastiano Ghisu University of Sassari


10.30-11.00 Giuseppe Solaro, University of Foggia: The Legend of Lucretius

11.00-11.30 Stephen Harrison, University of Oxford: Victorian Lucretius: Tennyson and Arnold

11.30-12.00 Gavina Cherchi; University of Sassari: Simulacra lucretiana. Fortuna iconografica di Lucrezio

12.00-12.30 Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch


Session V THE REDISCOVERY OF THE TEXT

Chair: Guido Milanese Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano e Brescia


14.30-15.00 David Butterfield, University of Cambridge: The Inconvenience of Incompletion

15.00-15.30 Valentina Prosperi, University of Sassari: Lost in Translation: The Sixteenth Century Vernacular Lucretius

15.30-16.00 Ada Palmer, University of Chicago: The Persecution of Renaissance Lucretius Readers Revisited 16.00-16.30 Discussion

16.30-16.50 Coffee Break


Session VI THE REDISCOVERY OF THE TEXT II

Chair: Annamaria Piredda University of Sassari


16.50-17.20 Elena Nicoli, Radboud University Nijmegen: Atoms, Elements, Seeds: Johannes Baptista Pius’ Eclectic Interpretation of Lucretius’ Matter Theory

17.20-17.50 Mauro Sarnelli, University of Sassari: Lucrezio in Barocco (moderato): presenze e funzioni dell’auctoritas lucreziana nel “decameron” filosofico- scientifico di Giovanni Delfino

17.50-18.20 Frank La Brasca, Centre d’études supérieurs de la Renaissance [CRNS], Tours Giovanni Nardi’s Comment on De Rerum Natura

18.20-18.50 Discussion

19.00 Gaetano Marino: A Reading from De Rerum Natura (Movida Restaurant)

20.00 Dinner


Day 3: Saturday, June 17 SANTA CHIARA


Session VII SUBLIME READERS


08.30-9.00 Welcome Coffee

Chair: Antonella Bruzzone University of Sassari

09.00-9.30 Philip Hardie, University of Cambridge: Lucretius in Late Antique Poetry

09.30-10.00 Ivano Dionigi, University of Bologna: Lucrezio e Dante: la grammatica del cosmo

10.00-10.30 Myrto Garani; University of Athens: Seneca as Lucretius’ sublime reader (Naturales Quaestiones 3 praef.)

10.30-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break (Movida Restaurant)


Session VIII LUCRETIUS’ EPICUREANISM

Chair: Federico Condello University of Bologna

11.30-12.00 Francesco Verde, Sapienza Università di Roma/Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg): La meteorologia epicurea tra Lucrezio e l’Aetna pseudovirgiliano

12.00-12.30 Fabio Tutrone, University of Palermo Coming to Know Epicurus’ Truth: Lucretius’ Didactic Arguments as a Specimen of Epicurean Distributed Cognition

12.30-12.50 Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch


Session IX ATOMISM AND ITS MODERN LEGACY

Chair: Valentina Prosperi University of Sassari


14.30-15.00 Andrew Laird, Brown University: Lucretius in the Spanish American Enlightenment. Atomism, Sublimity and the Dispute of the New World

15.00-15.30 Matteo Favaretti, Camposampiero University of Venice Ca’ Foscari: On the Combinatorial Nature of Things: Lucretius in Leibniz

15.30-16.00 Henk Kubbinga, University of Groningen: Lucretius and Beeckman: ‘Atoms’ and ‘Molecules’

16.00-16.30 Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Rome La Sapienza: Reading Lucretius in Padua: Gian Vincenzo Pinelli and the Sixteenth-Century Recovery of Ancient Atomism

16.30-17.10 Discussion

17.10-17.30 Coffee and Farewells at Movida Restaurant

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