Hellenistic Poetry - 2011

Hellenistic Poetry 2011-2

1. Ouvrages
2. Articles
3. Conférences, colloques

1. Ouvrages
Silvia Barbantani
Three Burials (Ibycus, Stesichorus, Simonides). Facts and fiction about lyric poets in Magna Graecia in the epigrams of the Greek Anthology










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This work focuses on Hellenistic and Roman epigrams dedicated to three lyric poets who were born or died (or both) in Italy: Ibycus, Stesichorus and Simonides. Although included in the canon of the Nine Lyric Poets (AP 9.184 and AP 9.571), and frequently quoted and praised in the scholastic and rhetorical environment, these three authors did not enjoy the same popularity as their colleagues' Anacreon, Sappho and Pindar as stock characters' celebrated in epigram. For some reason epigrammatists found inspiration mainly in their death or burials, often linked to mysterious or peculiar circumstances that now defy interpretation: Ibycus' violent death and miraculous' vengeance by a flock of cranes, an episode which finds an echo in a Pythagorean tale and which later passed into the realm of proverb, inspiring a dramatic ballad by Schiller; Stesichorus' complex mausoleum, a peculiar Hellenistic creation probably influenced by Pythagorean symbolism, which left traces in a motto (Panta okto) and in the traditions of medieval and modern Catania; the violation of Simonides' grave and its punishment (also related to a proverb, "Do not move Camarina"), described by the poet himself in a Callimachean aition which, until the first half of the twentieth century, was believed to be an epigram. After Late Antiquity, the memory of these lyric poets survived for centuries preserved in anecdotal tales, random quotes and a few epigrams, even when their poems, bodies and monumental graves had been destroyed by time and human impiety. Buried in papyri and in the manuscripts of epigrammatic anthologies, Ibycus, Stesichorus and Simonides would need a few more centuries to rise again from their grave as wise men and lyric poets.
Heike Bartel, Anne Simon (ed.), Unbinding Medea: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Classical Myth from Antiquity to the 21st Century. London: Legenda, 2010. Pp. xvi, 336. ISBN 9781906540531. $89.50.
Chapter 2 : Richard Buxton, "How Medea Moves: Versions of a Myth in Apollonius and Elsewhere"
2. Articles
A. Kolde, Les péans dErythrées, dIsyllos et de Makedonikos : simples variations ou originalité ? , dans J. Goeken (dir.), La rhétorique de la prière dans lAntiquité grecque, Turnhout, 2010, p. 125-139.
Y. Durbec, "La mèche d'Arsinoé", Appunti Romani di Filologia XII 2010.
3. Conférences, colloques

International Conference : Nonnus of Panopolis in Context. Poetry and Cultural Milieu in Late Antiquity

The Department of Philology of the University of Crete organises in Rethymno, Crete, 13-15 May 2011, the first international conference on the late antique poet Nonnus of Panopolis. The nine sessions of the conference cover various aspects of Nonnus poetry, poetic technique, educational, literary and cultural background, ambience and afterlife. The twenty speakers, mainly from across Europe, include some well established scholars, but mostly scholars in their mid-forties and a few promising students of a younger generation.

The conference will pay equal attention to the Dionysiaca and the Paraphrasis of the Gospel of St John. New readings of key-passages in both poems will be presented, novel approaches to Nonnus relationship with earlier and contemporary literature, new insights into the reception of Nonnus by later poets, even modern authors, and an attempt to redefine the notion of the Nonnian School. The conference rather than seeing Nonnus as a follower or imitator explores what he has to say as an erudite late antique poet who absorbs and transforms a long and varied literary and philosophical past.

The Proceedings will be published as a Supplement to the series Trends in Classics directed by Professors Antonios Rengakos (Thessaloniki) and Franco Montanari (Venice) with DeGruyter.

Further information: spanoudakis@phl.uoc.gr

This can also be consulted at www.philology.uoc.gr/conferences/nonnus

13-15 May 2011

Students Cultural Center Xenia

16 Sofokli Venizelou Street, Rethymno


Friday 13 May 2011, 17:45-20:30

Welcome Speeches

Opening Speech

Enrico Livrea (Florence)

Nonnus and the Orphic Argonautica

19:00 Break

19:30 Session 1: Nonnus and Visual Arts

Michael Paschalis, Chair

Gianfranco Agosti (Udine)

Nonnus Visual World

Laura Miguélez-Cavero (Salamanca)

Personifications and their Impact in the Dionysiaca

Saturday 14 May, 9:30-13:00

Session 2: Nonnus and the Literary Past (part 1)

Konstantinos Spanoudakis, Chair

Jane Lightfoot (Oxford)

Nonnus and the Oracles

Hélène Frangoulis (Toulouse)

Nonnus and Homeric Similes

Marta Otlewska (Berlin)

The Dionysiaca and the Orphic Hymns

11:00 Break

11:30 Session 2: Nonnus and the Literary Past (part 2)

Tasos Nikolaidis, Chair

Maria Ypsilanti (Nicosia)

The Paraphrasis and the Poetic Past: an Intertextual Reading of Selected Passages

Katerina Karvounis (Cambridge)

Persuasion in Nonnus

Session 3: The Style of Nonnus

Enrico Magnelli (Florence)

Appositives in Nonnus Hexameter

Saturday 14 May, 18:00-20:00

Session 4: Nonnus and Late Antique Paideia

Pierre Chuvin, Chair

David Hernández de la Fuente (Madrid)

Neoplatonic Form and Content in the Dionysiaca

Nicole Kröll (Vienna)

Rhetoric Elements in the Ampelos-episode

Rosa García-Gasco (Madrid)

Nonnus Mysteric Vocabulary Revisited: Mystis in Dionysiaca 9.111-131

Scott F. Johnson (Washington)

Geography and the Archival Aesthetic in the Dionysiaca

Sunday 15 May, 9:30-13:00

Session 5: Nonnus and Contemporary Society

Gianfranco Agosti, Chair

Nina Aringer (Vienna)

The Heros Journey of Dionysos as an Individuation of an Age. Approaching the Dionysiaca under the perspective of Jungian Archetypes and the Monomythos of Joseph Campbell

Session 6: Nonnus and Latin Literature

Michael Paschalis (Rethymno)

Transitions and Structural Links in Nonnus Dionysiaca and Ovids Metamorphoses

Session 7: Nonnus Afterlife

Domenico Accorinti (Pisa)

Simone Weil, Reader of the Dionysiaca

11:00 Break

11:30 Session 8: Nonnus and Christianity

Enrico Livrea, Chair

Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Rethymno)

The Shield of Salvation: Dionysus Shield in the Dionysiaca

Robert Shorrock (Eton College)

Ariadne on Naxos

Pierre Chuvin (Paris)

Coming to Grips with an Old Problem, the Religion of Nonnus: which kind of Beliefs, Encapsulated in which kind of Poem?

Sunday 15 May, 18:00-20:00

Session 9: The School of Nonnus

Enrico Magnelli, Chair

Delphine Lauritzen (Bologna/Paris)

John of Gaza between Imitation and Innovation

Daria Gigli (Florence)

John of Gaza and Poetic Inspiration: Emotional Upheaval and Ecstasy of a Neoplatonic Poet

Mary Whitby (Oxford)

The Last Nonnian Hexameters? George of Pisidias Poem On Human Life

Claudio De Stefani (Naples)

The End of the Nonnian School. Some Final Remarks

20:00 Concluding Remarks

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