CONF: Imperial Greek Epic Day, 16 June

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Imperial Greek Epic day

Please join us on 16 June 2012 in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College (Oxford), for a day devoted to the wonderful world of imperial Greek epic.

The event is designed to be an exploratory workshop rather than a formal
conference. There will be three short papers of a general nature (what is
imperial Greek epic? Does it make sense as a unity? How do we read it? How
do we place it, culturally and historically?) There will also be 5 text
sessions (marked with an asterisk below), devoted to working through
passages that will be circulated to those who signal their interest in advance.

Cost: £10, or £15 with lunch included. If you are interested, please write
to tim.whitmarsh AT

Emily Kneebone
Tim Whitmarsh


9:45 – 10:30 Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford), ‘The genres of imperial Greek epic’
10:30 – 11.15 *Amin Benaissa (Oxford), ‘Dionysius, Bassarica’
11.15 – 11.45 BREAK

11.45-12:30 *Calum Maciver (Leeds), ‘Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica’
12:30-1:15 *Laura Miguélez Cavero (Salamanca/Oxford), ‘On poets, critics and
ivory towers; or the temptations of reading epic in isolation’

1:15 – 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 – 2:45 *Anna Lefteratou (Göttingen), ‘Nonnus, Paraphrase’
2:45 – 3:30 *Rob Shorrock (Eton College), ‘Nonnus, Dionysiaca’

3:30 – 4:00 BREAK

4:00 – 4:45 Emily Kneebone (Cambridge) ‘Epic encounters: literary
strategies in imperial Greek epic’
4:45 – 5.30 Closing discussion


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