Send your Call or Congress to

Sicut commentatores loquuntur: Authorship and Commentaries on Poetry -26-27-28/09/2019, Leipzig (Ger


Confirmed speakers: Maria Luisa Delvigo (Udine), Massimo Gioseffi (Milan), Fabio Stok (Rome), Daniel Vallat (Lyon).

From a hermeneutical point of view, referring to the author of a text is useful in many respects. Knowledge about the author helps to situate a work in time and space and to identify contexts; defining a work as the product of a (single) author can explain its coherence in respect of topic and style. The ‘speaking I’ becomes the target of the reader’s attribution of intentions and authority, especially when the rhetorical design of a text creates authorial figures or voices. In recent years, studies in classical literature have focused increasingly on author roles, author figures and author voices as part of the rhetorical texture. Technical prose and exegetical literature in particular are attracting attention as discursive areas, where emphasising authorial activities and authorial voices is a rhetorical means to constitute authority. Common to most of the work to date is that scholars usually investigate author roles and authority in texts whose attribution to an empirical author is not questionable. Our conference by contrast will concentrate on works whose authorial status is in question. The corpus of the extant Virgilian exegesis provides a good example. Apart from commentaries attributed to certain authors (Servius and Tiberius Claudius Donatus), it comprises various authorless, anonymous and pseudepigraphic compilations.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26-27-28/09/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Leipzig University (Leipzig, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Ute Tischer (Leipzig), Thomas Kuhn-Treichel (Heidelberg), Stefano Poletti (Pisa)

INFO: web - ; ;


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: Disponible también en PDF/Also available in PDF/Anche disponibile in PDF

Donnerstag, 26. September 2019

Ort: Universität Leipzig, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Beethovenstr. 15, Hörsaal

17.00 Come together

17.30 Begrüßung und Einführung

Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar (Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig)

18.00 Abendvortrag: Felix Steiner (Zürich)

Wissenstexte zwischen Anonymität und Autorschaft

ca. 20.00 gemeinsames Abendessen

Freitag, 27. September 2019

Ort: Research Academy, Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstr. 32

Problematische Autorkonstellationen

9.00 Fabio Stok (Rom)

The author(s) and the authorship of the “Philargyrian” exegetical corpus

9.45 Luigi Pirovano (Bologna)

Auctores commentariorum, commentarii auctorum: some considerations on the relationship between author and commentary in late antiquity

10.30 Kaffeepause

11.00 Dániel Kozák (Budapest)

The rhetoric of addition in Vergil, Servius and DServius

11.45 Ute Tischer (Leipzig)

Was ist (k)ein Autor? Autorproblematik in der Vergilexegese

12.30 Mittagsbuffet

Auktoriales Handeln und Interpretation

14.00 Daniel Vallat (Lyon)

Méthodes grammaticales et auctorialités exégétiques dans le commentaire de Servius

14.45 Massimo Gioseffi (Mailand)

Per un lessico dei commenti tardoantichi a Virgilio: il caso di Servio

15.30 Kaffeepause

16.00 Camilla Poloni (Pisa)

Intertextuality in Aelius Donatus’ Commentum Terenti

16.45 Stefano Poletti (Pisa)

A matter of points of view. Servius and Servius auctus on Virgil’s subjective style

19.00 Conference dinner (Panorama Tower)

Samstag, 28. September 2019

Ort: Research Academy, Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstr. 32

Der Kommentator als Autor in der exegetischen Tradition

9.00 Concetta Tania Longobardi (Neapel)

L’insegnamento del magister Servius nella tradizione scoliastica tardoantica

9.45 Frances Foster (Cambridge)

‘alii dicunt…’ Servius and Virgil’s anonymised readers

10.30 Kaffeepause

11.00 Janyce Desiderio (Paris)

Asper’s commentary in Servius and the scholia Veronensia: between authority and anonymity

Autorität und Selbstdarstellung

11.45 Joshua Smith (Baltimore)

The commentator as curator. Parathesis and authority in the Greek Scholia

12.30 Mittagsbuffet

14.00 Markus Hafner (Graz/München)

Der Dichter und sein Richter – Die Autorität des Literaturkritikers in den kommentierenden Scholien zur κρίσις ποιημάτων des Dionysios Thrax

14.45 Thomas Kuhn-Treichel (Heidelberg)

Aristarch aber …: Evokation von Autorschaft durch namentliche Verweise in den Pindarscholien

15.30 Abschlussdiskussion

16.30 Stadtrundgang durch die Leipziger Innenstad

categorías / tags / categorie

Fasti Congressuum is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License
© 2014 by Fasti Congressuum. Proudly created by M. Cristina de la Escosura