01-02.06.2017, Workshop in Lisbon,
Keynote speaker : Prof. Gianfranco Agosti (Sapienza, Università di Roma)
15-16.12.2017, Workshop in Heidelberg,
Keynote speaker : Prof. Hartmut Leppin (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main)
This is the first part of a workshop on late antique Christian poetry organized by F. Hadjittofi (Lisbon) and A. Lefteratou (Heidelberg). The second part will take place later this year in Heidelberg (15-16 December 2017). The aim of the workshop is to explore the impact and transformation of classical forms and genres in the Christian poetry of the 4th – 6th centuries CE. We will cover both Greek and Latin Christian poetry, as well as other, classicizing late antique poems, for which the influence of Christian forms or genres could, arguably, be demonstrated (see, for example, the transformation of tragedy into moralizing, quasi-Christian apologetic epic in Dracontius' Medea and Orestis tragoedia). As a rough guide, the Lisbon event mostly deals with small-scale forms (e.g. epigrams, epyllia, and hymns), while the Heidelberg part is more focused on larger-scale forms (e.g. epic and tragedy).
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