skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

When May 04, 2018
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Room 1.11
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Anna Athanasopoulou

Literary synergies between scriptor and lector in the story of Acontius and Cydippe

Abstract:

The practice of allusion, which figures prominently in both Callimachus’ and Ovid’s treatment of the story of Acontius and Cydippe is threefold and includes intertextual allusions to other texts, intergeneric allusions to various forms of discourse as well as intermedial allusions to other media. This paper focuses on the intermedial allusions that Callimachus and Ovid weave into their narratives of A&C (Aet. frr. 67-75 Pf., Heroides XX and XXI) and explores the ways in which the two texts stage a performance of reading whereby the internal reader Cydippe, initially a naïve reader, turns into a learned reader, who finally evolves into a knowledgeable writer capable of pushing the narrative of literary history forward. Cydippe at first experiences the tangible effects of reading the apple that has been sent to her; she then engages in a configurative apprehension of its meaning effects, before finally immersing herself in the process of becoming a writer in her own right.

My aim is to show how Callimachus’ and Ovid’s embedded references to extra-textual media as well as the internal reader’s engagement with them thematise the workings of Roman Callimacheanism.

Simon Aitken

Future in the foundations: projecting civic identity in Hellenistic Greece?

Abstract:

I would like to reconsider the how the Greeks viewed forthcoming time.

By looking at ktisis myth and two chronologies from the Hellenistic Greek East, certain strategies emerge which help to shape their respective present(s), and which suggest further relationships to future time. I hope to develop and present this case.

RSS Feed Latest news

2019 Outreach event list

Nov 22, 2018

We have now released details of the Outreach events that the Faculty of Classics that will be hosting or participating in during 2019.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018

The Cambridge Classics Faculty invites applications to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust early Career Fellowship competition.

Make Your Myth Competition 2018

Nov 05, 2018

We are excited to announce a brand new competition that wants students in school years 3-8 to get creative with the Classics.

Gildersleeve Prize 2017

Oct 11, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to report that the Gildersleeve Prize in 2017 has been presented to Dr Max Leventhal.

View all news