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Faculty of Classics


Cambridge, 18–20 July, 2022
Faculty of Classics | Sidgwick Avenue | Cambridge CB3 9DA
Organizers: Stephen Oakley and Alessandro Schiesaro              

MONDAY JULY 18               

SESSION 1: 14.00–18.10 | Chairs: Stephen Oakley and Emily Gowers               

14.00   Opening remarks
14.20   Alessandro Barchiesi (NYU), Looking for Alexandra in the Aeneid
15.00   Ingo Gildenhard (Cambridge), Epic justice
15.40   Joseph Farrell (Penn), Vergil’s Iopas
16.20   Coffee break   
16.50   Elena Giusti (Warwick), The serpent and the dove: gender and parenthood in Aeneid 5
17.30   Sergio Casali (Roma Tor Vergata), Chronology and simultaneity in Aeneid 8–10
18.10   Reception in the Museum of Classical Archaeology   

TUESDAY 19 JULY               

SESSION 2: 9.20–12.30 | Chair: Richard Hunter and Monica Gale                     

9.20     Stephen Oakley (Cambridge), Ascanius and the exemplum domesticum
10.00   George Kazantzidis (Patras), Virgil and tragedy: Sophocles' Trachiniae and the end of Georgics 3
10.40   Coffee break   
11.10   Fiachra Mac Góráin (UCL), Virgilius superat Calabrum: La Cerda on the 'imitation' of Quintus of Smyrna in the Aeneid 
11.50   Gail Trimble (Oxford), Aeneas, Dido, Catullus, and Petrarch

SESSION 3: 15.00–18.10 | Chair: Stephen Heyworth and Gregory Hutchinson               

15.00   Aaron Kachuck (Louvain), Horace’s myrtle crown and the poet’s bloodless triumphs
15.40   Stephen Hinds (Washington), Ausonian macaronics
16.20   Coffee break
16.50   Alessandro Schiesaro (SNS), Ovid and the absent presence of stone
17.30   Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow), Parallel Text Translations

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY                     

SESSION 3: 9.20 - 12.30 | Chairs: Helen Lovatt and Alessandro Schiesaro                     

9.20     Stephen Harrison (Oxford), Vergilian divine machinery in Thomas Campion’s De Pulverea Coniuratione
10.00   Yasmin Haskell (Western Australia), Last of the Jesuit Anti-Lucretians: Abad, Wilczek, Desbillons and Pons on God, grace and gravity
10.40   Coffee break
11.10   Maya Feile Tomes (Cambridge), Transatlantic Ovid and the curious case of Clarinda
11.50   Helen Lovatt (Nottingham), Writing back to past selves through Virgilian reception in Ursula Le Guin and Lois McMaster Bujold

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