On Saturday 11 March, the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield will host a workshop on the Augustan historian and rhetorician Dionysius of Halicarnassus, with the generous support of the Institute of Classical Studies.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the way in which Dionysius of Halicarnassus wrote about myths and how he conceptualised the distinction between myth and history. This will be achieved by analysing Dionysius' writings using different categories, such as aetiology, narrative elaboration, rationality, the marvellous, religion, and memory. The speakers will look at the ways in which these distinctions were constructed, and will consider Dionysius’ historiographical methods.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Humanities Research Institute (Sheffield,England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Daniele Miano (University of Sheffield)
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10.30-10.40 Welcome and introduction (Prof Tim Cornell, University of Manchester)
10.40-11.30 Dr Daniele Miano (University of Sheffield), Dionysius, Theopompus, and the Drunken Silenus
11.30-12.20 Dr Clemence Schultze (University of Durham), Dionysius' Aeneas: soldier and seer
12.20-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.20 Dr Alberto Dalla Rosa (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Ausonius), Dionysius and Augural Law: Greek Understanding of a Roman Practice
14.20-15.10 Prof Stephen Oakley (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge), Speeches in the Antiquitates Romanae
15.30-16.15 Roundtable discussion (chair: Prof Tim Cornell)