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Ekphrasis and Greek Literature: From the Second Century CE to the Byzantine Era - 05-06/07/2018, Dur


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06/07/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Holgate Main Conference Room, Grey College, Durham University (Durham, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Arianna Gullo

INFO: web - arianna.gullo@durham.ac.uk

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito Deadline: 20/06/2018

Inscripción online / registration online / registrazione online

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

THURSDAY 5 JULY


13:30-14:00: REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS


14:00-14:30: OPENING REMARKS


SESSION 1 - The Imperial Age


14:30-15:00

Chair: Calum Maciver

Lucia Floridi (Milan) - “Para-ekphrastic elements in Lucian’s Dialogues of the Sea-Gods”


15:00-15:15: Discussion


15:15-15:45

Chair: Arianna Gullo

Évelyne Prioux (CNRS, Paris Nanterre) - “The visual culture of Philostratus’ readers”


15:45-16:00: Discussion


16:00-16:30: COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 2 - Late Antiquity (I)


16:30-17:00

Chair: Lucia Floridi

Calum Maciver (Edinburgh): “Ekphrasis for the sake of ekphrasis in Late Antique Greek Epic”


17:00-17:15: Discussion


17:15-17:45

Chair: Andreas Rhoby

Laura Miguélez Cavero (Oxford): “Ekphrasis as a (non-)fictional mark: the test case of Nonnus’ Dionysiaca and Paraphrase”


17:45-18:00: Discussion


19:30: DINNER at The Cellar Door in Durham (41-42, Saddler Street)


FRIDAY 6 JULY


8:30-9:00: REFRESHMENTS


SESSION 3 - Late Antiquity (II)


9:00-9:30

Chair: Beatrice Daskas

Mary Whitby (Oxford): “Christodorus of Coptus on the statues in the baths of Zeuxippus”


9:30-9:45: Discussion


9:45-10:15

Chair: Évelyne Prioux

Arianna Gullo (Durham): “Ekphrastic epigrams from the Cycle of Agathias and the reader’s response”


10:15-10:30: Discussion


10:30-11:00: COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 4 - The Byzatine Era


11:00-11:30

Chair: Laura Miguélez Cavero

Andreas Rhoby (Vienna): “What we saw and marveled at in the fields, my friend …”. Byzantine Descriptions of Hunts: Texts and Contexts


11:30-11:45: Discussion


11:45-12:15

Chair: Mary Whitby

Beatrice Daskas (Venice): “Cosmic metaphors in Byzantine ekphraseis of buildings (6th-12th c.)”


12:15-12:30: Discussion


12:30-13:00: CONCLUSIONS


13:00-14:00: BUFFET LUNCH

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