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Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

30 August - 1 September 2012

Room G.21

ALL WELCOME

Thursday 30 August

14.30 Welcome: Philip Hardie (Cambridge)

14.40-15.55 First session. Chair: William Fitzgerald (King's College London)

Damien Nelis (Geneva) 'An emotional reading of the storm in Aeneid 1'

Christian Haß (Heidelberg) 'Der Dichter und der Kosmos. Über die Grenzen rationaler Welterfassung in Vergils Georgica 1.231-58'

15.55-16.10 Tea

16.10-17.25 Second session. Chair: Anna Chahoud (Trinity College Dublin)

Mario Citroni (Florence) 'Orazio e il valore dell'autoinganno'

Mario Labate (Florence) 'La notte della ragione: l'Esquilino e le streghe in Orazio'

Friday 31 August

9.30-10.45 Third session. Chair: Damien Nelis (Geneva)

Séverine Clément Tarantino (Lille) 'Caderent omnes a crinibus hydri. Allecto et le furor dans la tradition des commentaires de l'Enéide.'

Philip Hardie (Cambridge) 'Adamastor and the poet's dark continent'

10.45-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.15 Fourth session. Chair: Jürgen Schwindt (Heidelberg)

Stephen Heyworth (Oxford) 'Irrational Panegyric in Augustan poetry'

Stefano Rebeggiani (Rome) 'Virgil's sack of Troy: towards a topography of the irrational'

Lunch

14.15-15.30 Fifth session. Chair: Gianpiero Rosati (Udine)

Jürgen Paul Schwindt (Heidelberg) 'Die Magie des Zählens. Zur cantatorischen Statur der Dichtung (Catullus 5 and 7; Horace Odes 1.11)'

Elena Giusti (Cambridge) Trojan Carthaginians: Virgil's illogical use of metus hostilis'

15.30-15.45 Tea

15.45-17.00 Sixth session. Chair : Stephen Heyworth (Oxford)

Emily Gowers (Cambridge) 'Bacchus in Georgics 2'

Fiachra Mac Góráin (University College London) 'The irrational and the Dionysian in Virgil'

17.10-18.10 Guest lecture. Chair : Emily Gowers (Cambridge)

Ellen Oliensis (Berkeley) 'Looking for the irrational in Ovid's Amores'

Saturday 1 September

9.30-11.20 Seventh session. Chair: Alessandro Schiesaro (Rome)

Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille) 'L'Ars rhetorica: un remedium ovidien pour le furor des femmes?'

Jane Burkowski (Oxford) 'Apollo in Tibullus 2.3 and 2.5'

William Fitzgerald (King's College London) 'Pope's "Eloise to Abelard" and Ovid's Heroides"

11.20-11.40 Coffee

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