Lucia Athanassaki on behalf of the University of Crete (Philology, Classics Division) and André Lardinois on behalf of the Radboud University (Classics Department) are co-organizing the conference
Lyric and the Sacred
The conference is held under the auspices of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song. It will take place at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses, 27 June-1 July 2018.
The deadline for registration is June 1 2018.
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Wednesday, June 27
Thursday, June 28
Lucia Athanassaki and André Lardinois
Session 1: The many gods of Greek lyric poetry
Moderator: Timothy Power (Rutgers)
09:00-09:45 Gabriella Pironti (Paris)
"Polytheism in Greek lyric poetry"
09:45-10:30 Michael Lipka (Patras)
"Communicating gods: Sappho’s Aphrodite, Alcaeus’ Apollo and Pindar’s Muses"
10:30-11:15 Anton Bierl (Basel)
"The sacred in the aesthetic texture of Greek lyric songs: a survey"
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Session 2: Songs for Female Deities
Moderators: Mary Lafer (Sao Paulo) and Stelios Panayotakis (Crete)
11:45-12:30 Kate McLardy (Melbourne)
"Sappho, Aphrodite and delicate Adonis"
12:30-13:15 Pura Nieto (Brown)
"The sacrality of song: female divine presence in Pindar’s poetry"
13:15-14:00 Giuliana Ragusa (Sao Paulo)
"Aphrodite in Bacchylides: the deity in a world of melos and eros"
Session 3: Religious Songs on Lesbos
Moderator: John Petropoulos (Komotini)
18:00-18:45 Barbara Kowalzig (New York)
"Myth, cult and the maritime world of Mytilene"
18:45-19:30 Mary Bachvarova (Salem, OR)
"Sappho’s theory of mind".
Session 4: Sacrifice and Symposion
Moderator: Jenny Strauss Clay (Virginia)
19:45-20:30 Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury, VT)
"Song and/as sacrifice: on the sacrificial pragmatics of song"
20:30-21:15 Vanessa Cazzato (Nijmegen / Tokyo)
"Make-believe with the sacred at the symposium"
Friday, June 29
Session 5: Divine Authority in Lyric Poetry
Moderators: Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Crete) and Nancy Felson (Athens, GA)
09:00-09:45 Dennis Alley (Cornell)
"Rhetoric and authority in Pythian 4"
09:45-10:30 Agis Marinis (Patras)
"Divine inspiration in Pindaric epinicians and cultic songs"
10:30-11:15 Saskia Willigers (Amsterdam)
"The sacred in narrative: lyric Muses and their narrative function"
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Session 6: Songs and Ritual
Moderators: Andrew Ford (Princeton) and Zacharoula Petraki (Crete)
11:45-12:30 Claude Calame (Paris)
"Forms of melic poetry as ritual acts referring to the divine"
12:30-13:15 Thomas Hubbard (Austin, TX)
"Cultic competition and erotic allure in Alcman’s Louvre Partheneion"
13:15-14:00 Carmine Catenacci (Chieti)
"From ritual to indecorous symposion: contextualizing Hipponax."
Session 7: Greek Elegy and the Sacred
Moderator: Ewen Bowie (Oxford)
18:00-18:45 Lawrence Kowerski (New York)
"To seem to be a god among men: poetic persona and the sacred in the Theognidea"
18:45-19:30 Charles Stocking (London, ON)
"Sacred power and political subjects in early Greek elegy"
Session 8: Songs on Stone
Moderator: Eva Stehle (Maryland)
19:45-20:30 Cameron Pearson (Warsaw)
"From sacred space to oral poetry: an inscription’s part in poetic culture"
20:30-21:15 Don Lavigne (Lubbock, TX)
"Poets, Muses, epigram?"
Saturday, June 30
Session 9: Divine Colours, Sounds and Places in Pindaric Poetry
Moderators: Willy Cingano (Venice) and Melina Tamiolaki (Crete)
09:00-09:45 Richard Martin (Stanford)
"What color is the Pindaric sacred?"
09:45-10:30 Amy Lather (Winston Salem, NC)
"Sacred soundscapes and Pindar’s eco-poetics"
10:30-11:15 Stefano Fanucchi (Pisa)
"City of the gods: the mapping of cultic space in Pindar"
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Session 10: Myth and Cult in Pindar and Bacchylides
Moderators: G. B. D’ Alessio (Napoli) and Eleni Papadoyannaki (Crete)
11:45-12:30 Enrico Emanuele Prodi (Venice)
"Situating the sacred: myth, song, locality and performance in Pindar’s Hymns"
12:30-13:15 Smaro Nikolaidou-Arabatzi (Komotini)
"Presence and absence of the sacred in the extant dithyrambic Odes"
13:15-14:00 Renaud Gagné (Cambridge)
"Singing the edge: Hyperboreans in Pindar and Bacchylides"
Session 11: Songs on Paros
Moderator: Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi (Stanford)
18:00-18:45 Greg Nagy (Harvard)
"‘Sacred Space’ as a frame for lyric occasions: The case of the Mnesiepes Inscription and other possible cases"
18:45-19:30 Cecilia Nobili (Milan)
"Pythian or Delian? Paros and Apollo from Archilochus to Pindar"
Session 12: Indo-European and Near Eastern Backgrounds of Greek Religious Songs
Moderator: David Sider (NYU)
19:45-20:30 Almut Fries (Oxford)
"‘Sing now the measures of the Paianes’ (Pi. Pae. 6.121-2): praising Apollo the Indo-European way"
20:30-21:15 Ian Rutherford (Reading)
"Greek Hymns and the Near East: is there any connection?"
Sunday, July 1
Session 13: Divine Lyrics in Attic Drama
Moderator: Michel Briand (Poitiers)
09:00-09:45: Angus Bowie (Oxford)
"How ‘sacred’ are the lyrics of Aristophanes?"
09:45-10:30: Athena Kavoulaki (Rethymno)
"Hymnal scenarios, ritual interchangeability and sacred philia in the context of choral lyric"
10:45-12:00 Lyric and the Sacred: roundtable discussion
Moderators: Lucia Athanassaki and André Lardinois
13:00 - Departure