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Forthcoming in TAPA 147.1 (Spring 2017)
P. J. Finglass, “Euripides’ Oedipus: A Response to Liapis”
This article examines the hypothesis, recently advanced by Vayos Liapis in this journal (TAPA 144: 307-70), that most of the quotation fragments of Euripides’ Oedipus belong not to that play but to a much later rhetorical exercise. It argues that the overwhelming majority of the faults alleged by Liapis are fully compatible with Euripidean language and style; and that even if the authenticity of one or two fragments can be called into question, there is no evidence to support the view that they come from a work written centuries after Euripides’ death.
Byzantine Studies Symposium: "Rethinking Empire"
April 21–22, 2017
The Music Room
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Dimiter Angelov and Paul Magdalino, Symposiarchs
What do we mean when we call Byzantium an empire? A flurry of studies in recent years by historians of other hegemonic civilizations have situated empire and imperialism as historical phenomena across different periods and geographical areas. Until now, the involvement of Byzantinists in this reevaluation has been relatively marginal.
This symposium frames the issue of Byzantium’s imperial identity by setting it within wider contexts in the light of new research by Byzantinists as well as the approaches and methods profitably used by historians of other premodern and modern empires. The speakers will tackle fundamental problems of definition and will question Byzantium’s culture and institutions of empire, relations between core and periphery, territoriality, and ethnic diversity.
CALL FOR PAPERS
XXVIth International Conference of 2017
The XXVIth International Conference and the VIIIth International Bilingual Summer Seminar on XENOPHON, organized by the OLYMPIC CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (OCPC) , will take place in Ancient Olympia and Neochorion -Zacharo, Greece, July 28-31 , 2017 .
The topics of the Conference (A) and the Seminar (B) are:
A. PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS WITH AN EMPHASIS
(1) ON A HOLISTIC APPROACH
(2) ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF N. KAZANTZAKIS AND J.P. ANTON TO PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS
B. XENOPHON’S VIEWS ON PHILOSOPHY, THE ARTS AND HOLISM
Ι. The Conference will explore a variety of views on:
• Philosophy and The Arts: Comparative, Evaluative and Holistic Approach
• N. Kazantzakis’s Contribution to Philosophy and the Arts
• J. P. Anton’s Contribution to Philosophy and the Arts
April 15, 2017: Abstract is due (300-500 words)
May 31, 2017: Full Paper is due (2.500 words)
*** In case the abstracts or papers are not acceptable the authors will be promptly informed.
The Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project, directed by Eric Poehler, sets itself lofty goals. PBMP seeks to compile a comprehensive online bibliography and full-text archive of scholarly research on Pompeii, to construct a data-rich, interactive map of the ancient city, and to integrate both into a genre-bending “carto-bibliography” linking scholarly resources with the physical spaces they study. By its own admission (in a 2016 NEH White Paper), PBMP has not yet fully achieved these goals with the project’s first products, a Zotero bibliography and web-map published in late 2014. Some of the stumbling blocks this project faces (such as the scale of its data, legal obstacles, and the inflexibility of available software) will be all too familiar to practitioners of the digital humanities. Yet despite their flaws, these first fruits of the labors of Poehler, et al., provide a valuable digital research tool for students and scholars of ancient Pompeii, and promise to form the basis for improved future iterations.
We'd like you to keep in mind upcoming deadlines for a number of different fellowships, awards, and abstracts for the 2018 annual meeting:
- Abstracts Submission for Affiliated Group Panels for the Annual Meeting: Varied, but mostly around March 1st. Submit to email address included in call for abstracts.
- Abstract Submission for Organizer-Refereed Panels for the Annual Meeting: February 24. Submit to email address included in call for abstracts.
All Classics Departments, including those outside North America, are eligible for Departmental Membership in the SCS.
International departmental members enjoy the same benefits offered to North American Departmental members including select publications, individual SCS memberships for some students, student award certificates and GreekKeys 2015.
If you have questions about international departmental membership, please contact the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SCS Program Submission system for the 2018 annual meeting in Boston is now open. You can submit: (a) abstracts for individual papers; (b) proposals for panels, seminars, workshops, roundtables, and committee panels; and (c) reports on affiliated group and organizer-refereed panels for which organizers have already conducted a peer-review process for abstracts. You can also use the submission system for applications for new or renewed affiliated group charters and proposals for organizer-refereed panels that will take place in 2019. For the full range of options, click here.
You must be an SCS member to submit, so have your JHUP username and password ready. If you are a member, this is the same login information you use to log in to the main SCS website. You will also be asked to enter your member number before you can complete your submission.
Please also note if you are submitting a panel, seminar, workshop, or roundtable, you must have all materials for your application ready before you start, as the system does not accept incomplete submissions.
The Theme of Medea in the Artistic Culture of the World
The Institute of Classical, Byzantineand Modern Greek Studies, established in 1997 in Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University through the unification of the Chair of Classical Philology and the Centre of Mediterranean Studies, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In connection with the jubilee, the Institute will hold an international conference on The Theme of Medea in the Artistic Culture of the World from September 17 to 21, 2017. Along with researchers, the event will gather representatives of literature and art.
Those willing to participate in the conference are kindly requested to forward the following information to email@example.com before March 15, 2017:
Personal information (first name, last name), affiliation and position (title), contact details (telephone, mailing address and email); type of presentation (conference paper, performance or exhibition), title and brief summary (no more than 300 words).
The Organizing Committee will provide additional information to shortlisted applicants before April 30, 2017.
The conference welcomes professors, researchers and students from all the three academic levels.
International Interdisciplinary Conference
“Conceptualising the Divine: Revelations, Internalisations and Identifications with the Divine in the Greek, Near Eastern and African Worlds,” 20–22 April 2017, North-West University (Potchefstroom)
Proposals are invited for papers on the conference theme, which aims at contextualising the concepts of the divine, focusing on revelations, internalisations and identifications with the divine in the Greek, Near Eastern and African worlds. Possible areas of interest involve public and personal religious attitudes, ways of religious interactions, divination, magic, the mysteries, Orphic cosmogony, internalisations of the divine, epiphanies, theurgy, unions with the divine and philosophical approaches for establishing these unions. The conference theme is inclusive of a wide range of specialisations, including Classical, Hellenistic and Late Antique Literature, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, comparative religious studies, Jewish, Christian and Patristic literature; and religious texts from Persia, Babylonia and Northern Africa (Egypt, Libya, Numidia and Mauretania).
Ian Rutherford, University of Reading
Robert Ritner, University of Chicago
Bert van den Berg, University of Leiden
Titles with short abstracts (500 words) should be submitted to Eleni Pachoumi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PERIPATETIC TRADITION.
Aristotelian Ideas in Philosophy, Science and Literature
September 1-10, 2017
Novosibirsk State University
Academgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia
Aristotelian studies is nowadays an established field of scholarship and could be of interest to
students and scholars, specializing in the history of philosophy, science, art, and literature,
given that the Corpus Aristotelicum, and numerous Commentaries to and Translation of the
works ascribed to Aristotle and his school had a lasting impact on the development of Western
and Oriental intellectual tradition. In the framework of the school we are planning to organize a
series of guest lectures by prominent specialists, and a number of thematic sessions where the
participants will be able to share the results of their work on various aspects of adaptation and
appropriation of Aristotelian ideas in Western and Oriental intellectual history. All interested
scholars are welcome to contribute.
For additional Information, see
The project is supported by the Russian Scientific Foundation.
The school is organized in collaboration with the Institute of World History (Moscow) and the
Institute of Philosophy (Moscow).
The proposals should be submitted no later than March 30, 2017.