Researchers from different specialisations within Classics will examine dialogue and cross-fertilisation between battle scenes from different genres, media and cultures across antiquity (8th c. BC-4th c. AD), probing their interplay. By combining close analysis with methodological reflection, the conference will 1) produce novel insight into already well-known battle depictions in individual works; 2) explore the evolution of ‘the battle narrative’ in antiquity as a multi-faceted, interactive network of ideas; 3) initiate fresh dialogue on methodologies of reading interaction between different periods, communities and art forms.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: School of Classics, University of St Andrews (St Andrews, Scotland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Alice König ; Nicolas Wiate
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- Externo/External/ Esterno: 25£
- Interno/Internal/Interno: 30 £
Fee includes conference registration, catering and the event dinner on the evening of 14 June 2017 at 7.30pm at Links Clubhouse
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Lisa Hau (University of Glasgow): Visualising battle in Hellenistic inscriptions and historiography
Nicolas Wiater (University of St Andrews): The Art of the Battle Narrative: Representations of Battles in Hellenistic Prose, Art and Poetry
Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin): Divide and Conquer
John Oksanish (Wake Forest University): All the war's a siege: spectacle, engagement, and detachment
Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen): Geographies of Defeat: The Romans in Parthia
Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck, University of London): 'Innovation in military technology'
Courtney Roby (Cornell University): Model wars: theorizing war in Greek and Roman tactical manuals
Katharina Lorenz (University of Nottingham): Faces of War: Portraiture in Roman Imperial Battle Depictions
Helen Lovatt (University of Nottingham): Battles in pieces: Fragmentation, bodies and narrative in Flavian art and text
Alice König (University of St Andrews): Thuggery at home and discipline in the provinces: (distant) glimpses of battle across Hadrian’s empire
Zahra Newby (University of Warwick): Rewriting the Trojan War for the Roman dead: tales from Troy on Roman sarcophagi
Marco Formisano & Paolo Felice Sacchi (University of Ghent): The Violent Text and the Art of War
Emma Buckley (University of St Andrews): Homer’s Theatre of War: Vision and Violence in Gager’s (1592) Ulysses Redux
Alice König and Nicolas Wiater (chairing): Closing Discussion