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Cyprus: a place and topos in ancient literature - 21-22/09/2018, Athens (Greece)


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 21-22/09/2018


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Amfilochios Papathomas; Andreas Gavrielatos; Grammatiki Karla; Katerina Carvounis

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Friday 21 September 2018

Registration (9.00 – 9.15)

Welcome (9.15 – 9.30)

Introduction (9.30 – 10.00) Andreas Voskos (University of Athens)

Session 1 (10.00 – 11.10): ‘Archaic poetry and Cyprus (I)’

1. Adrian Kelly (University of Oxford) ‘Cyprias and the Cypria’

2. Lyndsay Coo (University of Bristol) ‘The Cypria: something to do with Cyprus?

Coffee break (11.10 – 11.30)

Session 2 (11.30 – 13.15): ‘Archaic poetry and Cyprus (II)’

3. Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma) ‘Sappho and Kypris: the paradoxes of passion’

4. Marcela Alejandra Ristorto / Silvia Susana Reyes (Centro de Estudios Helénicos – Universidad Nacional de Rosario) ‘Reflecting upon Cyprus as a sacred place in the Homeric Hymn VI’

5. Dimitrios Stamatis (Independent Scholar) ‘Salamis: a sacred place and a necropolis’

Lunch break (13.15 – 15.00)

Session 3 (15.00 – 16.15): ‘Heroes of Cyprus and classical literature’

6. Patrick Finglass (University of Bristol) ‘Cyprus and the heroes of Athens’

7. Andreas Gavrielatos (University of Reading) ‘Romanising a Cypriot hero: the reception of Teucer in Latin literature’

Coffee break (16.15 – 16.35)

Session 4 (16.35 – 17.45): ‘Cyprus and material culture’

8. Amfilochios Papathomas (University of Athens) ‘Cyprus and Cypriots in the Greek documentary papyri and inscriptions’

9. Fritz Mitthof (University of Vienna) ‘Imagined sacral landscape? The cult of Apollo Hylates in the literary sources’

Dinner (19.30) Dinner will be provided for speakers at a local restaurant. Delegates are welcome (no costs covered).

Saturday 22 September 2018

Session 5 (9.15 – 11.00): ‘Cyprus and Imperial Greek Literature’

10. William Hutton (College of William & Mary) ‘Geographies of Cyprus in Imperial Greek Literature’

11. Ioanna Papadopoulou (University of Thrace) ‘τί δὲ δεῖ τῶν ποιητῶν θαυμάζειν... (Str. 14.6.4): Strabo’s ‘reinstatement’ of the ‘Cyprian Geography’’

12. Chrysanthos Chrysanthou (University of Heidelberg) ‘Plutarch and Cyprus’

Coffee break (11.00 – 11.30)

Session 6 (11.30 – 12.40): ‘Cypris and Cyprus’

13. Emilia Savva (University of Oxford) ‘Ovid’s ‘Venus amata’, or searching for (the real) Venus in Cyprus’

14. Michael Paschalis (University of Crete) ‘In the footsteps of Cypris’

Poster presentations

Lunch break followed by the poster presentation session (12.40 – 14.40)

Session 7 (14.40 – 16.25): ‘Cyprus in comedy’

15. Athina Papachrysostomou (University of Patras) ‘War and peace: Cyprus in Greek comedy’

16. Antonis Petrides (Open University of Cyprus) ‘It was always too far away: Cyprus in ancient Greek comic drama’

17. Peter Kruschwitz (University of Reading) ‘Cyprus in Roman Comedy’ [T.B.C.]

Coffee break (16.25 – 16.50)

Session 8 (16.50 – 18.00): ‘Philosophy and science in Cyprus’

18. Vassilios Vertoudakis (University of Athens) ‘Epigrams on Zeno of Citium’

19. Athina Malapani (University of Athens) ‘Crocus Veneris and Myrtus Veneris: their position in classical literature and the medical literature of Cyprus’

Closing discussion (18.00 – 18.20)

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