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The Ancient Scholia on Cicero’s Speeches - 30/06-01/07/2020, Leiden (Netherlands)

A workshop on Ciceronian scholia will be hosted at Leiden University from 30 June until 1 July 2020, as part of the NWO funded research project "Mediated Cicero" and in collaboration with prof. Dennis Pausch (Dresden). The program is listed below. Partecipation is free of charge, except for the lunches, for which we will ask a little fee. Everyone is warmly invited to participate, especially also at the seminar setting at the end of the second day.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30/06-01/07/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lipsius Building, Leiden University (Leiden, Netherlands)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dennis Pausch; Christoph Pieper; Bram van der Velden.



Fecha límite / deadline / scadenza: 15/06/2020

gratis / free / gratuito


Tuesday 30 June 2020

13.00-13.30 Arrival with coffee

13.30-13.45 Words of welcome (Organizers)

13.45-14.30 Keynote Giuseppe La Bua (Sapienza Università di Roma): “Teaching Cicero through the Scholia”

14.30-15.15 Keynote Thomas Riesenweber (Bergische Universität Wuppertal): “Ciceros Reden bei den Rhetores Latini Minores”

15.15-15.45 Coffee/Tea

15.45-16.25 Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania): “Cicero, Scholia, and Canonicity. Theoretical and Methodological Reflections”

16.25-17.05 Caroline Bishop (Texas Tech University, Lubbock): “Greek Precedents and Models for the Ciceronian Scholia”

17.05-17.55 Bram van der Velden (Universiteit Leiden): “Rhetorical Pagan and Christian Exegesis”

Wednesday 1 July 2020

9.30-10.10 Gesine Manuwald (University College London): “The Ciceronian Scholia as Sources for the Activity of Other Orators”

10.10-10.50 Christoph Schwameis (Technische Universität Dresden): “Deinceps haec omnia non dicta, sed scripta contra reum. The Fictional Verrines in the Ciceronian Scholia and Beyond”

10.50-11.10 Coffee

11.10-11.50 Giovanni Margiotta (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen): “Scholia Gronoviana. An Early Evidence of Figured Speech in Cicero’s Caesarian Orations”

11.50-12.30 Lidewij van Gils (ACASA Amsterdam) & Christoph Pieper (Universiteit Leiden): “Reading the Scholia Gronoviana While Writing a Beginner’s Commentary of Cicero’s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino”

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Exhibition of Ciceronian manuscripts, including the Scholia Gronoviana

14.45-17.00 ‘Seminar’: Reading parts of the Pro Milone with ancient scholia together (and final discussion)

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