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CALPURNIUS FLACCUS’ DECLAMATIONS, CALL FOR PAPERS,
PARIS, FEBRUARY 13-14th 2014
Michael Winterbottom, Oxford
Christopher van den Berg, Amherst
Lewis Sussman, Florida
Catherine Schneider, Strasbourg
Andra Balbo, Torino
Danielle Van Mal-Maeder, Lausanne
as well as
Sylvie Franchet d’Espèrey, Paris IV (as chairs)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for 30 min papers in English or
French should be sent to :
roman.declamation AT gmail.com
by the deadline of 30th May 2013.
PROJECT: READING ROMAN DECLAMATION
Recently scholars have lavished their attention on controversiae and suasoriae and have allowed
these genres to leave their corners of neglect. Naturally, when placed into its socio-historical
context the body of declamations that has come
down to us (Seneca the Elder, Ps.-Quintilian and Calpurnius Flaccus) echoes its cultural, social and
literary background. These texts are not independent and have to be read within their contexts,
but at the same time they also constitute a genre on their own, the rhetorical and literary
framework of which remains not yet fully explored. What are the poetics of declamatio?
As a genre situated at the cross-road of rhetoric and fiction, declamatio offers a kind of freedom
and ability to experiment new forms of discourse, and calls for both a technical and literary
analysis. If one places the literariness of declamatio into the spotlight, it becomes possible to study
it as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning – rather than simply
reading it as a gratuitous practice mimicking the practice of real
For this project, we are holding three events, focussing on one author at a time (Seneca the Elder
2012, Montpellier; Quintilian 2013, Sao Paulo). This call of papers is for the final event in the series
concentrating on the oeuvre of Calpurnius Flaccus.
Martin Dinter (KCL and University of Sao Paulo (FAPESP))
Charles Guerin (Monpellier and Institut universitaire de France)
Marcos Martinho (University of Sao Paulo)
“Well-manned flower of holy Athens”: Aristarchus claims that the song is dithyrambic because it includes the story of Cassandra and he entitles it “Cassandra”, and he says that Callimachus made a mistake in classing it among the Paeans, not understanding that the refrain is common to dithyrambs also; similarly Dionysius of Phaselis. (P.Oxy. 2368, col. i)
You`ve just read a fragment of an ancient Greek scholarly commentary on the poems of Bacchylides, conserved on the scraps of a 2nd century AD papyrus.
DIG: 2013 “Villa of the Antonines” Archaeological Field School in Genzano di Roma, Italy, June 30-July 27, 2013
Seen on various lists:
2013 "Villa of the Antonines" Archaeological Field School in Genzano di
Roma, Italy, June 30-July 27, 2013
Sponsored by the Center for Heritage and Archaeological Studies and the
Department of Classics & General Humanities at Montclair State
University, this field project, now entering its fourth season of work,
will continue to explore the remains of a Roman imperial villa complex
located close to the 18th mile of the ancient Via Appia in the Alban
Hills. Ancient literary sources combined with the discovery of fine
marble busts of the Antonine imperial family first led to the
identification, early in the 18th century, of the site as the family
villa of the Antonines located in ancient Lanuvium. The 2010-2012
excavations brought to light a curving structure that has been
identified as an amphitheatre (perhaps that in which Commodus is
reported to have fought wild animals, thereby earning the title "Roman
Hercules") as well as much scattered evidence for luxurious interior
decoration in the form of colored glass mosaics, imported marble floor
covering (opus sectile), and marble wall covering. The 2013 campaign
will concentrate on studying the amphitheatre and its surroundings in
greater detail. Participants are rotated among all main aspects of
archaeological fieldwork, including artifact processing, recording, and
assisting with geophysical survey as well as excavating.
Total cost (minus airfare to Rome, but including six undergraduate
credits in Classical archaeology): $5,000.
Housing in a 3-star hotel on the rim of scenic Lago di Nemi and
overlooking the Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis (of J.G. Fraser "Golden
Bough" fame), just outside the picturesque town of Genzano. Some
scholarship moneys are available. Graduate students welcome; they
should consult the co-directors for details.
For further information contact the project co-directors: Dr. Deborah
Chatr Aryamontri (email@example.com) and Dr. Timothy Renner
click on "Villa of the Antonine
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