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Between Myth and History: A Workshop on Dionysius of Halicarnassus - 11/03/2017, Sheffield (England)

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.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 11/03/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Humanities Research Institute (Sheffield,England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Daniele Miano (University of Sheffield)


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10.10 Coffee

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 15.10-15.30 Tea 15.30-16.15 Roundtable discussion (chair: Prof Tim Cornell)

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