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Ancient Greek Drama in Latin 1506-1590. Readership, Translation, and Circulation - 03-04/09/2018, London (England)





This conference focuses on the ways in which Greek drama ‘lived’ in Latin, leading up to and coinciding with an extraordinary period of dramatic and literary composition across Europe in the Early Modern period. By bringing together scholars in Classics, Comparative and World Literature, English, Theatre, and Translation, this conference aims to create a forum for rich and nuanced discussion of the multiform and variously situated acts of reading and translation of Greek drama during this period.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03-04/09/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: King's CollegeLondon (London, England)






INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Gratis/free/gratuito  Deadline: 22/08/2018




Thanks to the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust there is no fee for attending this conference. If you would like to attend and are under- or un-waged, please email further information about financial assistance for travel and/or accommodation.



Monday 3rd of September


09.30  Registration and Coffee


10.00  Welcome and Introductions


10.15  Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)

  ‘‘Sois sage aux despens de Rome et de la Grèce’: Learning from classical   and sixteenth-century Antigones’


11.15  Coffee, Tea, and Refreshments


11.45  Angelica Vedelago (Università degli Studi di Padova)

  ‘Didacticism in Neo-Latin Academic Drama: Mind-reading and 'Mind-  leading' in Thomas Watson’s Antigone’


12.30  Micha Lazarus (University of Cambridge)

  ‘Sophocles in Exile: Reformation Tragedy from Wittenberg to Cambridge’


13.15  Lunch


14.30  Elia Borza (Université Catholique de Louvain)

  ‘Understanding Drama in 16th Century Latin Translations: from Poetics to   Politics’


15.30  Tea and Refreshments


16.00  Anna Clark (University of Oxford)

  ‘Reading Lady Lumley’s Library: Towards a New Understanding of   Female Classical Translation’


16.45  Marchella Ward (University of Oxford)

  ‘Assemblage Theory and the Uses of Classical Reception: the case of   Aristotle Knowsley’s Oedipus’


17.30  Discussion and Drinks Reception


18.30  Conference Dinner


Tuesday 4th September


09.30  Registration and Coffee


10.00  Malika Bastin-Hammou (Université Grenoble Alpes)

  ‘Doctor Translator and Mister Adaptor : Alciatus and Aristophanes’


11.00  Coffee, Tea, and Refreshments


11.30  Petra Šoštarić (University of Zagreb)

  ‘Bound to teach: Aeschyli Prometheus by Matthias Garbitius Illyricus’


12.15  Nathaniel Hess (University of Cambridge)

  ‘An Alexandrian in Paris: Willem Canter’s 1566 edition of Lycophron’s Alexandra’


13.00  Lunch


14.30  Alexia Dedieu (Université Grenoble Alpes)

  ‘Discovering and translating Euripides’ Electra in the second half of the XVI   century’


15.15  Fabio Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano)

  A Latin Euripidean Cyclops in XVIth century Italy: satirical drama in a counter-  reformation climate’


16.15  Tea and End



Further Information


•The Council room is accessible via a lift.

•There will be a quiet room designated for any participants who wish to attend and have childcare requirements (please get in touch asap so that the most helpful arrangements can be made


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