Identity in Vergil: Ancient Representations, Global Receptions
Call for Chapters: Pseudo-Oppian's Cynegetica - On the Hunt for Ethics and Poetics
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Cynegetica of Pseudo-Oppian has received limited scholarly attention. However, philological efforts such as Otto Rebmann’s book Sprachliche Neuerungen (1918), Wolfgang Schmitt’s commentary on book 1 (1969) and especially Manolis Papathomopoulos’ Teubneriana (2003) have all laid a solid foundation for further hermeneutical study. These works were explored in some detail by Adam Nicholas Bartley (2003) and Giuseppe Agosta (2009) in their respective monographs and are accompanied by a selection of journal articles on diverse topics such as textual criticism, meter and the question of authorship.
This volume aims to collect and develop scholarly approaches to the Cynegetica by focusing on unexplored areas of this fascinating example of Greek Imperial poetry. More precisely, this collection aims to concentrate on at least four strands of literary functionality:
In sum, the goal of this volume is to function as a prism by bringing together scholars from various academic levels, backgrounds, and study directions in order to develop a diverse portfolio of ideas, approaches and perspectives to this challenging yet understudied text.
If you would like to contribute a chapter to this volume, I kindly ask you to submit your title, an English-language abstract (no longer than 500 words), and a short biographical note, by 1 December 2020. Please send everything to email@example.com.
The deadline for the final chapters (6,000–9,000 words) will be 1 March 2021
Konstanz/Shanghai, 28 September 2020 Stephan Renker (SISU, Shanghai)
Greek & Latin Bible Epics Conference
25-27 September 2021
* Important notice: Due to the current threat and uncertain situation by the COVID 19, this conference will take place as scheduled, only if conditions allow.
Call for Papers
We are pleased to invite proposals for papers at the International Conference on Greek and Latin Bible epics to be held on 25-27 September 2021 at the University of Cyprus, Department of Classics and Philosophy. The conference is funded by the European Regional Development Fundand the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.
The conference will adopt a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing in scholars from classical and byzantine philology, linguistics, history, religious studies, philosophy, literary criticism and rhetoric. Suggested themes include, but are not restricted to:
Scholars interested in contributing a paper on any aspect related to the main topic, are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words (including a title) to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com by 31st January 2021. Paper presentations must not exceed the limit of 20 minutes. A 10-minute discussion will follow each paper. Papers should be presented in English.
Notifications of acceptance: March 15th 2021.
We hope to be able to cover part of the accommodation expenses of speakers whose universities are unable to cover their costs in full. Should this situation apply to you, please let us know once your abstract has been accepted.
Katerina Karvouni, Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Maria Ypsilanti, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature (University of Cyprus)
Dr. Konstantinos Melidis (University of Cyprus)
General inquiries should be directed to the conference organisers:
Maria Ypsilanti, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Konstantinos Melidis (University of Cyprus): email@example.com
The Project EXCELLENCE/1216/0400 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.