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Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ovidiana - 06-07-08/09/2018, Oxford (England)




 A three-day conference on the construction of author and reader in relation to the (collections of) poems that constitute the Appendix Vergiliana, the Appendix Tibulliana, and a group of poems associated with Ovid that one might call the Appendix Ouidiana.


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 06-07-08/09/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tristan Franklinos (University of Oxford); Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University)






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Thursday 6th September





Opening remarks

0850–0900      TEF/LF


Session 1         Chair: Krešimir Vuković

0900–0945      Tristan Franklinos

            A muleteer, wet buttocks, and a wine-jug(?): reader and author in (some of) the iambic          Catalepton.

0945–1030      Boris Kayachev

            Catalepton 9 and Valgius Rufus.


1030–1100 Coffee & tea.


Session 2        Chair: Stephen Heyworth

1100–1145       Robert Maltby

            Tibullan impersonation in the Messalla Panegyric [Tib.] 3.7.

1145–1230       Giuseppe La Bua

Celebrating the Death of Elegy: Lygdamus’ Elegies (Tib. 3.1–6).


1230–1400 Lunch.


Session 3        Chair: t.b.a.

1400–1445       Laurel Fulkerson

Roman epyllia and the mythical antecedents of the Ciris.

1445–1530       Antony Augoustakis

            Scylla’s lament in the Ciris and the Latin literary tradition.

1530–1615       Damien Nelis

‘Mr. Némethy was ill-advised in attempting a task so much beyond his powers.’ Housman, Némethy, and the Ciris epyllion pseudovergilianum.


1615–1645 Coffee & tea.


Session 4        Chair: Laurel Fulkerson

1645–1730       Celia Campbell

            Idle Threats: The Intertextual Landscape of the Dirae.

1730–1815       Talitha Kearey

(Self-)quotation in Virgilian pseudepigrapha.




Friday 7th September


Session 5        Chair: Damien Nelis

0900–0945      Jacqueline Fabre-Serris

            Discussing Tibullus 3.9’s authorship: methods and criteria.

0945–1030      Ian Fielding

The authorship of Sulpicia.


1030–1100 Coffee & tea.


Session 6        Chair: Llewelyn Morgan

1100–1145       Sara Myers

            Gardens in the Vergilian Appendix.

1145–1230       Irene Peirano Garrison

Continuing the classics: Hirtius, Sabinus, and other continuators.


1230–1400 Lunch.


Session 7        Chair: Stephen Harrison

1400–1445       Joseph Farrell

            Imitatio uitarum in Vergil’s canonical works and in the Appendix Vergiliana.

1445–1530       Sheldon Brammall

            And Then There Were None: The End of the Appendix Vergiliana.

1530–1615       Matthew McGowan

The Nux and its Renaissance readers: the case of Erasmus.


1615–1645 Coffee & tea.


Session 8        Chair: Ian Fielding

1645–1730       Mario Labate

            Ovid’s Alleged Gigantomachy.

1730–1815       Stephen Heyworth

            Preliminary thoughts on the Epicedion Drusi.


Saturday 8th September


Session 9        Chair: Matthew McGowan

0900–0945      Katharina Volk

            Plumbing Ovid’s (?) Halieutica: Nature, Art and Fish.

0945–1030      Stephen Harrison

            The Halieutica attributed to Ovid: issues of authenticity, reception and supplementation.


1030–1100 Coffee & tea.


Session 10       Chair: Antony Augoustakis

1100–1145       Krešimir Vuković

            Double Heroides: Ovid’s or the exilic readers’ epistles?

1145–1230       Andrew Laird

Echoing Virgil and Narcissus: structure and interpretation of the Culex.


1230–1400 Lunch.


Session 11       Chair: Katharina Volk

1400–1445       Glenn Most

            The Poetry of Truth: the Aetna.

1445–1530       Giulia Fanti

            How to learn volcanology: didactic interactions in the Aetna.

1530–1615       Gareth Williams

            Reading the accretions: volcanic action and Senecan stirrings in the Aetna.



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