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The politics of writing: literary form and philosophical engagement in Dio Chrysostom and the early Empire - 26-27-28/04/2018, New York (NY, USA)






FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26-27-28/04/2018


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


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FRIDAY, April 27th

9:00 Welcome

9:15-10:15 Bryant Kirkland (UCLA) ‘Hair and the City: Self and Landscape in Late Dio’

10:15-11:15 Cynthia Damon (UPenn) ‘To beard or not to beard: Expressing (dis)engagement in the age of Dio’

11:15-11:45 Coffee

11:45-12:45 Joy Connolly (CUNY) ‘The meanings of migrancy in Dio, then and now’

12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Casper de Jonge (Leiden) ‘On beauty: Past, Present, and Politics in Dio of Prusa, Oration 21’

3:00-4:00 Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge) ‘The Hair of the Dog: Rereading Dio’s Diogenes Orations’

4:00-4:30 Coffee

4:30-5:30 David Levene (NYU) ‘The historiography of Dio Chrysostom’

5:30-6:30 Katarzyna Jazdzewska (Warsaw) ‘Beyond the Centre: Exploration of Dio’s Short Dialogues’

6:30-7:30 Conference reception


SATURDAY, April 28th

10:00-11:00 Lawrence Kim (Trinity) ‘Traces of the ‘Archaic’: Politics, the Body, and Hellenism in Dio’s On Beauty (Or. 21) and Rhodian (Or. 31)’

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30 John Ma (Columbia) ‘Philosophical arguments for euergetism’

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 James Uden (Boston) ‘Dio Chrysostom and the Politics of Distrust’

3:00-4:00 Christopher van den Berg (Amherst) ‘No sense of an ending? Abrupt conclusions as philosophical and political strategies in Dio’

4:00-4:30 Coffee

4:30-5:30 Alexander Petkas (UC, San Diego) ‘Synesius’ Dio and the Limits of the Philosophical Essay’

5:30-6:30 Richard Hunter (Cambridge) ‘Dio and the poets’



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