Virtual Seminar: Multiple Explanations in the Ancient Greek and Roman World

Multiple Explanations in the Ancient Greek and Roman World

Virtual seminar series, 2021-2022

 
 
The University of Patras will be hosting a virtual seminar series on 'Multiple Explanations in the Ancient Greek and Roman World' during academic year 2021-2022. 
 
The aim of the seminar is to explore the technique of multiple explanations across a variety of Greek and Latin literary, scientific, philosophical and other genres in classical and Graeco-Roman antiquity. It seeks to shed light on the contexts, traditions, and intellectual and cultural rationale(s) underpinning the use of multiple explanations in various types of ancient writing. 

Speakers will be looking closely at the structure and dialectics of multiple explanations in various texts, in terms of how (for example) the technique contributes to the investigation of causes, or is used as a didactic tool.

The seminar will host talks on a monthly basis, starting from October 2021 up to June 2022. All talks will be held via zoom (please see titles and zoom links below). All are welcome (no prior registration is required). 

The organisers

George Kazantzidis (University of Patras, gkazantzidis@upatras.gr)

Katerina Oikonomopoulou (University of Patras, oikonomk@upatras.gr)

Hendrik Müller (Independent scholar, Hendrik.Mueller@hs-fresenius.de)

 

PROGRAMME

1) 21 October 2021, 19:00- 20:30 (Athens time zone): Robert Mayhew (Seton Hall University): Porphyry and Aristotle on why Odysseus waits to reveal himself to Penelope: Commentary on schol. ‘Odyssey’ 13, Marcianus gr. IX 4 (fol. 80r – 80v). 

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/97438687374?pwd=SEF0dG1rNTdIK3ZXVkEwZ0QyOXljdz09  (Passcode: 915217)

 

2) 30 November 2021, 19:00- 20:30 (Athens time zone)Eva Wöckener-Gade (University of Hamburg): ‘Or it comes from…’ – Collection over Selection as a Principle in the ‘Etymologicum Gudianum’.            

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/95545873611?pwd=L2h1ZkljVmwyWDdZVmNudmxCYVZEQT09  (Passcode: 207379)

 

3) 28 January 2022, 19:00- 20:30 (Athens time zone): Myrto Garani (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): The Principle of Multiple Explanations: An Epicurean(?) Weapon in a Stoic's Arsenal (Seneca's ‘Naturales Quaestiones’).

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/91549976909?pwd=N1lTdVdWSkcxMk4vd2ViV2RuNTZuUT09  (Passcode: 625718)

 

4) 25 February 2022, 18:00- 19:30 (Athens time zone): Daryn Lehoux (Queen’s University): Modelling the Heavens in Greco-Roman Egypt.

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/96035037869?pwd=R1pVa2cwK3BjNG9BSnoyWWR1ckYzZz09  (Passcode: 047826)

 

 5) 18 March 2022, 18:00- 19:30 (Athens time zone): Kenneth Yu (University of Toronto): Multiple Solutions in the Homeric Scholia: Ancient Exegesis in the Broader Context of Postclassical Knowledge Practices.

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/98496862325?pwd=MkNJaStHcXlDSEd4ckZPVnRIZUdqdz09  (Passcode: 429800)

 

 6) 28 April 2022, 18:00- 19:30 (Athens time zone): Steven D. Smith (Hofstra University): Erotic Amphib(i)ology: The Alternative Etiologies of Aelian ‘NA’ 14.28.

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/96699313893?pwd=VEIrYjBLSVduT1RSeG4xTEhFZFUzdz09  (Passcode: 400907)

 

7) 19 May 2022, 18:00- 19:30 (Athens time zone): Greta Hawes (Center for Hellenic Studies): Themes, Variations, the Layering up of Etymological Multitudes in Ps-Plutarch’s ‘On Rivers’. 

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/97847947065?pwd=Y3E3cjRnK3R1WlY5Z01aUmVreVNJQT09  (Passcode: 514024)

 

8) 17 June 2022, 18:00- 19:30 (Athens time zone): Michiel Meeusen (KU Leuven): Multiple Explanations in Ancient Greek Natural Problems.

Zoom link: https://upatras-gr.zoom.us/j/92698848099?pwd=ZUVmQkd5MGZ4NU9hVm5QWWdoWnhhQT09  (Passcode: 110091)

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Sapiens Ubique Civis IX – Szeged 2022

PhD Student and Young Scholar Conference on Classics and the Reception of Antiquity

Szeged, Hungary, August 31–September 2, 2022

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Classical Studies at Boston University and Classics, BU Center for the Humanities, Philosophy, & Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington present Res Difficiles: A Conference On Challenges and Pathways for Addressing Inequity In Classics. 

When: May 20, 2022 , 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern

Where: Live-streamed via Zoom. Registration now open

Dr. Kelly Nguyen (Stanford University) will deliver the keynote address, "(Be)Longing and (Re)Orienting In and Beyond the Classics Classroom"

The event will be live-captioned. Participants/viewers may live-tweet the event on the hashtag #ResDiff3.

You can find more information about the speakers and read the full program at https://resdifficiles.com/

Any questions can be directed to the co-organizers: Hannah Čulík-Baird and Joseph Romero.

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blue lecture poster, Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society: the longue durée of human-geological environment relationships in Helike, Greece

On Thursday, May 12 at 6 pm ET, the AIA’s Student Affairs Interest Group (SAIG) and SCS’s Graduate Student Committee (GSC) will hold the 2022 SAIG/GSC Dissertation Lecture! This annual talk is a collaborative effort intended to highlight the work of a senior doctoral candidate whose research features interdisciplinary work between the fields of archaeology and Classical philology, and to support the student networks between these related fields.

Amanda Gaggioli, doctoral candidate at Stanford University and second SAIG/GSC Dissertation Lecturer, will present “Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society: the longue durée of human-geological environment relationships in Helike, Greece.” This virtual talk integrates data from archaeology, history, and ancient languages with those from environmental sciences to discuss how earthquakes and other geological hazards affected human-ecological interactions in the ancient world. Full details are available below.
 

Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society: the longue durée of human-geological environment relationships in Helike, Greece

Amanda Gaggioli, PhD Candidate, Department of Classics | Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University

May 12, 2022 | 6pm EST via Zoom

Registration is required at the following link:

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The Classics Program at Hunter College is pleased to announce the 84th Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture on Friday, May 13, at 5pm. The lecture is taking place virtually over Zoom. Pre-registration is required at the link below. The event will begin with a ceremony for student award ceremony and a celebration of recent graduates from Classics. The lecture will follow.

84th Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture

Friday, May 13, 5-7pm

"Aesthetic Hierarchies in Greek Comedy"

Ralph Rosen, Professor of Classical Studies (University of Pennsylvania)

Register at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOCprD8sHNN9TMpKixBXOiljw9H3zrag

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(Dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of Greece-Georgia Diplomatic Relations)

The Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers of the International Student Conference “Contemporaneity of Antiquity” to be held in hybrid mode (via ZOOM and face-to-face) on June 6-8, 2022.

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Theater in Greece and Rome (TIGR), a committee affiliated with The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), invites proposals for a workshop to be held under TIGR’s sponsorship at the 119th CAMWS Annual Meeting, March 29-April 1, 2023 in Provo, Utah, at the Provo Marriot Hotel and Conference Center at the invitation of The Utah Classical Association.

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Anne Carson’s Euripides: Six Takes on The Trojan Women (2021) and H of H (2021)

When: 11am-1pm CDT, Friday, April 29th, 2022

Where: Virtual (Zoom)

An online event organized by Laura Jansen (Bristol), Sarah Nooter (Chicago) and Mario Telò (Berkeley)

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Third Annual Conference: Temple/Carleton Consortium on Women, Marriage and the Household from Antiquity to the Present: An Interdisciplinary, Global Conference 

WOMEN AND RITUAL ACTS

When: May 12-14, 2022

Where: Temple University Rome: Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15 and Virtual participation available via Zoom

Co-DirectorsKaren Klaiber Hersch and Jaclyn Neel

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Call for Applications: Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program 2022-2023

**Contingent on continued on-campus operations during 2022-2023 academic year**

Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 10th year. The name change is intended to better convey and reflect the focus of the program. The Program supports the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA.

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As the annual meeting program submission deadlines approach, we have had a few reports from people who can't log into the program submission site but can log into our main website (https://classicalstudies.org)

In order to address these difficulties, we've made some technical adjustments. As of today (4/19/22), if you are an active member, you will be able to log into both sitesclassicalstudies.org and the program submission system. If you are not an active member for 2022, you will not be able to log into either site. 

You can check your membership status at https://scs.press.jhu.edu/membership/log-in

If you are planning to make a submission, please do not leave it until the last minute to check your membership status. 

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