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Sex and the ancient city: Aspects of sexual intercourse in Greco-Roman antiquity. International conf


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 11-12-13/06/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Andreas Serafim (University of Cyprus) ; George Kazantzidis (University of Patras) ; Kyriakos Demetriou (University of Cyprus)


INFO: serafim.andreas@ucy.ac.cy gkazantzidis@upatras.gr


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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10:00-11:30 Registration 11:30-11:40 Antonis Ellinas, Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus 11:40-11:50 Zelia Gregoriou, Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in Gender Studies, University of Cyprus 11:50-12:00 Introduction by the organizers: Andreas Serafim, Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics, Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus 12:00-14:00 Panel 1 – Aspects of homoeroticism Chair: Chris Carey (London) 1. Konstantinos Kapparis (Florida): “Dover, tops, bottoms, and the continuum of Greek sexuality” 2. Thomas K. Hubbard (Texas): “Group sex, exhibitionism/voyeurism and male homosociality” 3. Andreas Serafim (Cyprus): “A psychosomatic vignette of kinaidos in Greek literature” 4. Andreas Fountoulakis (Crete): “Silencing female intimacies: Sexuality, silence and cultural formation in Lucian, Dial. Meretr. 5” 14:00-15:00 Lunch 15:00-17:30 Panel 2 – Sex and Medicine Chair: Stephanos Efthymiadis (Cyprus) 1. Lesley Dean-Jones (Texas): “Citing and siting pleasure: seeking and dismissing women’s testimony in HA X” 2. Julie Laskaris (Richmond): “Sex and the cool head” 3. Chiara Thumiger (Warwick): “‘Shameful parts’. A late-antique passage on clitoridectomy and the question of female sexual pleasure in ancient medicine” 4. George Kazantzidis (Patras): “τὴν συνουσίαν εἶναι μικρὰν ἐπιληψίαν: Macrobius and Foucault on sex and epilepsy” 5. Catalina Popescu (Oklahoma): “The womb inside the male member – A Lucianic twist” 17:30-18:00 Coffee/Tea Break 18:00-20:30 Panel 3 – Constructing sexualities: male, female and the asexual Chair: Edward M. Harris (Durham/Edinburgh) 1. Ioannis Konstantakos (Athens): “The maiden that knew nothing about sex: A scabrous theme in novella and comedy” 2. Vassilios Vertoudakis (Athens): “Sex with boys or with women? Erotic dilemmas and sexual preferences in the Greek Anthology” 3. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Cyprus) & Charis Messis (Athens): “From Plato’s to Methodios’ Symposium and to the Passio Nerei et Achillei (BHG 1317): ‘female’ readings of male sexuality” 4. Sabira Hajdarević (Croatia): “Sexuality and sexual practices in Greek fictional epistolography” 5. Rosalia Hatzilambrou (Athens): “Asexuality in the Greek papyrus letters” 21:00 Dinner at a local restaurant Wednesday, 12 June 2019 09:00-10:00 Keynote speech Chair: Martin Hinterberger (Cyprus) Mike Edwards (London): “Carey on Sex” 10:00-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break 10:30-12:30 Panel 4 – The use and abuse of sex objects Chair: Thomas K. Hubbard (Texas) 1. Emma Stafford (Leeds): “Olive oil, dildoes and slippers: Greek sex toys reassessed” 2. Regina Höschele (Toronto): “Statues as sex objects” 3. Charilaos Michalopoulos (Thrace): “Having sex with statues: agalmatophilia in Latin literature” 4. Chrysanthi Demetriou (Cyprus): “Sex in ancient texts and medieval monasteries: The case of Hrotswitha’s Dulcitius” 12:30-13:00 Coffee/Tea Break 13:00-14:30 Panel 5 – Sex, violence and sadism Chair: Mike Edwards (London) 1. Allison Glazebrook (Brock University): “An Olynthian woman in crisis: Slavery, violence, and sex at the symposium” 2. Edward M. Harris (Durham/Edinburgh): “Sexual violence in Athenian law and in Greek literature” 3. Krešimir Vuković (Zagreb, Croatia): “Sex and the Lupercalia: ‘sadistic beating’ or ‘playful pecks’”? 14:30-15:30 Lunch 15:30-17:00 Panel 6 – Masturbation, penetration and bestiality Chair: Konstantinos Kapparis (Florida) 1. Jeremy McInerney (Pennsylvania): “Hephaistos among the Satyrs” 2. Maria Xanthou (Harvard CHS/Bristol): “Archilochus’ P. Colon. 7511 (fr. 196a W.): The violation of sexual norms, premature ejaculation outside the female body, and the #metoo movement” 3. Jose Malheiro Magalhaes (London): “Human-animal sex in ancient Greece” 17:00-18:00 Panel 7 – Sex and disgust Chair: Emma Stafford (Leeds) 1. Dimos Spatharas (Crete): “The ‘wisdom’ of repulsion: ‘filth’ and sex in classical Athens” 2. Gabriel Evangelou (Cyprus): “Sex and disgust in Martial’s Epigrams” 18:00-18:30 Coffee/Tea Break 18:30-20:00 Panel 8 – The politics of sex Chair: Ioannis Konstantakos (Athens) 1. Eleni Volonaki (Peloponnese): “Sex, a topos of political loidoria in Athenian forensic oratory” 2. Marcel Lysgaard Lech (Denmark): “Sexual imagery and forced feminization in Aristophanes’ Knights” 3. Dimitrios Kanellakis (Oxford): “(Con)Figuring sex and politics” 21:00 Dinner at a local restaurant Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:00-10:00 Keynote speech Chair: Antonis Petrides (Cyprus) Chris Carey (London): “Thinking with sex: power, control and self-assertion” 10:00-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break 10:30-12:30 Panel 9 – The body in the dark: Sexual ambivalence and allusive sexuality Chair: Ariadne Konstantinou (Israel) 1. Chrysanthos Chrysanthou (Heidelberg): “‘Do not call me Lord, for I am a Lady’ (Cass. Dio 80[79]16.5)” 2. Vasileios Liotsakis (Heidelberg): “Hermaphrodites and sexual intercourse in Hellenistic and Imperial literature” 3. Spyridon Tzounakas (Cyprus): “Sexual language and literary criticism in Persius’ First Satire: The case of some double entendres” 4. Barbara Gold (Hamilton College): “Were female martyrs transgender?” 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-15:00 Panel 10 – Sexuality, visuality and topos Chair: Aliki Sarra (Thessaloniki) 1. Nicolas Siron (Paris): “Eyes wide shut. Witnesses of an orgy: participants or spectators?” 2. Bartłomiej Bednarek (Warsaw): “The iconography of soft pornography: allusions to erotic foreplay in Greek vase painting” 3. Afroditi Athanasopoulou (Cyprus): “The locus amoenus as an erotic landscape. Some observations on the development of the topos in the learned and vernacular literature in Greek: From Achilles Tatius to Voskopula” 15:00-15:30 Coffee/Tea Break 15:30-18:00 Panel 11 – Queering Antiquity, Troubling its Pedagogical Appropriations Chair: Maria Ypsilanti (Cyprus) 1. Zelia Gregoriou (Cyprus): “Outside Diotima’s educational matrix: Silenic remains in Plato’s Symposium” 2. Antonini Smyrilli (Cyprus): “Queering Helene: Re-reading Euripides’ educational appropriation” 3. Christina Zacharia (Cyprus): “Male homosocial triangles in the Iliad” 4. Rania Iakovou (Cyprus): “Besieging effeminacy or gender trouble? Reading Bacchae” 5. Ekaterini Symeou (Cyprus): “Mourning in Judith Butler and Pericles’ Funeral Oration: reverse itineraries” 18:00-18:15 Conclusions by the organizers: George Kazantzidis, Assistant Professor of Latin Literature, University of Patras End of the conference







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