CFP: The Ancient Lives of Virgil. History and Myth, Sources and Reception

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‘The Ancient Lives of Virgil. History and Myth, Sources and Reception’
Cambridge, 5-7 September 2013
Call for papers

The tradition of ancient lives of poets (and other intellectuals) has attracted considerable attention in recent years, and the reception of Virgil has been studied over an increasing range of literary-historical, cultural-historical, and political perspectives. This conference in September 2013,organized by Philip Hardie and Anton Powell, will aim to bring into dialogue philological and historical scholarship on the Lives of Virgil together with more recent approaches to ancient
biographical traditions and to legends about poets. There will also be papers on the reception and elaboration of the Lives in the post-classical world, and on the relationship of the Lives to portraits of Virgil.

The provisional list of speakers includes Marco Fernandelli, Barbara Graziosi, Philip Hardie, Stephen Harrison, Andrew Laird, Irene Peirano, Anton Powell, Hans-Peter Stahl, Fabio Stok, David Scott Wilson-Okamura.

This is a call for short papers of c. 20 minutes, on any aspect of the topic. Please direct
expressions of interest to Philip Hardie: prh1004 AT cam.ac.uk

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