CFP: Poetry, music and contests in ancient Greece

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Dipartimento di Filologia classica e di Scienze filosofiche
Dipartimento dei Beni delle Arti e della Storia


International Conference: Poesia, musica e agoni nella Grecia antica / Poetry, music and contests in ancient Greece

IV Annual Meeting of MOISA: International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage

Lecce, Italy, 28-30 October 2010

The overall topic of the conference will be ancient Greek music; it will focus particularly on the musical contests, which have rarely been studied in detail. They took place, in various forms, in all parts of the Greek world and through all periods of its history, and interacted in complex ways with literary, political, cultural and religious phenomena.

The subject will be addressed from a wide variety of perspectives, with contributions from invited scholars in fields including philology, archaeology, iconography and epigraphy.

Scientific Committee:
Andrew Barker (University of Birmingham)
Bruno Gentili (University of Urbino)
Pietro Giannini (University of Salento – Lecce)
Daniela Castaldo (University of Salento – Lecce)
Alessandra Manieri (University of Salento – Lecce).

Members of MOISA who wish who wish to offer a short paper (15/20 mins) on any aspect related to the main topic are invited to send an abstract of max. 500 words, by 30 April 2010, to Daniela Castaldo (dcastaldo) and to Alessandra Manieri (alessandra.manieri).

We need to inform you that we will be able to cover only partially the fees for your accomodation during your stay in Lecce. More details will be available as soon as possible.

Anyone who wishes to offer a paper, but is not already a member of MOISA, can join the society by going to the MOISA website (address below) and following the appropriate links.

More detailed information on the conference will be published soon on the website of MOISA (

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