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Revisiting Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography: A Conference in Honour of John Marinco

We cordially invite you to the upcoming conference, Revisiting Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography: A Conference in Honour of John Marincola, organized by Giustina Monti (Oxford) and Scarlett Kingsley (Agnes Scott). The conference will take place at the Masseria Chiancone Torricella in Puglia, Italy, on April 5-6, 2019.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Masseria Chiancone Torricella (Puglia, Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Giustina Monti (Oxford); Scarlett Kingsley (Agnes Scott).

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Speakers include:

Keynote: Chris Pelling (Oxford), ‘The Authority to Be Untraditional’

Rhiannon Ash (Oxford), ‘Do or Die! Marcus Terentius’ Bold Virgilian Allusion (Tacitus Annals 6.8)’

Lucia Athanassaki (Crete), ‘Singing and dancing Pindar’s authority’

Deborah Boedeker (Brown), ‘Through Barbarian Eyes: Hellenes as ‘Others’ in Herodotus’

Ewen Bowie (Oxford), ‘Tradition and authority in Philostratus in the Lives of the Sophists’

Carolyn Dewald (Bard), ‘Ambiguity and Paradox in Herodotus’ Histories’

Harriet Flower (Princeton), ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici: When did Roman politicians use the first person?’

Michael Flower (Princeton), ‘Seven Types of Fiction in the Greek Historians’

K. Scarlett Kingsley (Agnes Scott), ‘Revisiting the Wise Advisor: Authority and Metanarrative in Herodotus’ Histories’

Chris Kraus (Yale), ‘Authority and tradition in Livy 4.58-61’

Giustina Monti (Oxford), ‘Revisiting Tradition: Polybius’ Historiographical Neologisms’

Kurt Raaflaub (Brown), ‘Between commentarius and historia: Caesar’s historical ambitions’

Tim Rood (Oxford), ‘Anachronism and Authority in Ancient Historiography’

Scott Scullion (Oxford), ‘Herodotus as Tour Guide’

Frances Titchener (Utah State), ‘Self-Presentation in Plutarch’

Tony Woodman (Durham/UVA), ‘Myth and History in Livy’s Preface’

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