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Faculty of Classics


Greek Literature and its Critics
A Conference for Richard Hunter’s 70th Birthday Year
Room G21, Faculty of Classics


7th December

14.50 Martine Cuypers, ‘All the Birds: Apollonius, Zenodotus, and the Proem of the Iliad’
15.40 Deborah Steiner, ‘“And all the King's Men”: Cross-speciation, the Minotaur, and Thinking about Hybrids in Seneca's Phaedra and its Greek Scientific and Artistic Predecessors’

16.30 Coffee break

17.00 Stephen Halliwell, ‘“Hunters and Gatherers of Values”: Some Reflections on Critics Ancient and Modern’

18.00 Drinks

8th December

9.30 Andrew Ford, ‘The longue durée of Ancient Literary Criticism’
10.20 Johanna Hanink, ‘Polemon the Sophist and the Magnetism of Athenian Literature’

11.10 Coffee

11.30 Oliver Taplin, ‘Clytemnestra’s Hands’
12.20 Casper de Jonge, ‘Self-Exemplification in Ancient Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice in Dionysius, Quintilian, and Pseudo-Longinus’

13.10 lunch

14.00 Rebecca Laemmle, ‘The Sacrifice on Thrinacia in Odyssey 12’
14.50 Patricia Rosenmeyer, ‘Nearchos Navigates the Nile: P. Lond. III 854’

15.40 coffee

16.00 Oliver Thomas, ‘Enormous Fools or Intellectual Giants: Readings of Otus and Ephialtes’
16.50 Jackie Murray, ‘Becoming Callimachus’ Ibis: Apollonius, Callimachus, and the Poetics of Controversy’

9th December

9.30 Coffee

10.00 Emily Kneebone, ‘The Responsive Earth in Imperial Greek Epic’
10.50 Peter Wilson, ‘Pindar of Thebes and the 470s: The Awkward Years?’

11.40 Closing words

12.15 lunch

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