The aim of the conference is to re-examine the putative “absence of ambiguity” in the pre-modern era. Is it not possible to find in antiquity clear examples of deliberately employed (intended) ambiguity? Are the oracles and riddles, the Palinode of Stesichoros and Socrates (Phaedrus), the dissoi logoi of rhetoric, the ambiguities of the tragedies all exceptions or do they not indicate a distinct interest in the artistic use of ambiguity? The presentations of the conference, which will include scholars from various philologies, will combine a recourse to theoretical concepts of intended ambiguity (in rhetoric, philosophy and aesthetics) with exemplary analyses from the field of pre-modern art and literature.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: “Stephanos Dragoumis” Auditorium, Museum of Byzantine Culture (Thessaloniki, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Therese Fuhrer;Stavros Frangoulidis;Antonios Rengakos; Martin Vöhler
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