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Technepopoiia: between Greek technical poetry and treatises in verse - 12/07/2018, Nijmegen (Netherl

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This conference, to be held in Soeterbeeck on 12 July 2018 (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) aims to approach technical poetry from different viewpoints: as art and as expression of knowledge.


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 12/07/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Radbout University (Nijmegen, Netherlands)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Floris Overduin


INFO: f.overduin@let.ru.nl


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis / Free / Gratuito

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:


Thursday 12 July

09:00 – 09:30 Floris Overduin (organiser, Radboud University Nijmegen)

Opening remarks and introduction


09:30 – 10:15 Enrico Magnelli (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

‘On the Way to Nicander: Numenius’ Halieutica and Theriaca’


10:15 – 11:00 Leonardo Cazzadori (Stanford University)

‘Knowledge and Immersive Participation in Hellenistic Technical Poetry’

11:00 – 11:20 coffee


11:20 – 12:05 Kathryn Wilson (Washington University in St. Louis)

‘A Non-Hesiodic (Anti-Hesiodic?) Strain of Hellenistic Didactic Poetry’

12:05 – 12:50 Johannes Wietzke (Carleton College)

‘The World Writ Small: Pseudo-Scymnus’ Iambic Geography and the Poetics of Scale’

12:50 – 14:10 lunch


14:10 – 14:55 Emily Kneebone (University of Nottingham)

‘The Pleasures of Knowledge in Later Greek Didactic’


14:55 – 15:40 Max Leventhal (Cambridge University)

‘Astronomical Accounts: The Poetics of Numbers in Manilius and Ps.-Manetho’


15:40 – 16:00 coffee


16:00 – 16:45 Francesco Grillo (University of Glasgow)

‘The ἀριθμητικά from AP 14 in Context: A Reappraisal of Their Origin and Function’

17:00 – 18:30 drinks



Friday 13 July


09:30 – 10:15 Maria Gerolemou (University of Cyprus)

‘Animated Stones: Orphic Lithica’


10:15 – 11:00 Robin Greene (Providence College)

‘Science, Wonder, and the Divine in Paulus Silentiarius’ Poem on ‘Marvelous’ Waters’

11:00 – 11:15 coffee


11:15 – 12:15 general discussion and closing remarks


12:15 – 13:15 lunch




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