Universität Wien

Two Myths and two Languages

Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Poetry

Programme

THURSDAY, 7.12. University of Vienna, Marietta Blau-Saal

14:00-14:30 Opening Ceremony Michael Zach Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies Christine Ratkowitsch Head of Department Herbert Bannert

Chair: Laura Gianvittorio

14.30-15:00 Domenico Accorinti Pagan and Christian Astral Imagery in Late Antique Poetry

15:00-15:30 Kurt Smolak Pagane und christliche Caritas. Martin und der Bettler im literarischen Kontext

15:30-16:00 COFFEEBREAK

16:00-17:00 Nicole Kröll Reshaping Iliad and Odyssey. The Cyclopes in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca Presentation of the Proceedings of the Nonnus-Conference, Vienna 2013

17:00-18:00 BUFFET

FRIDAY, 8.12. University of Vienna, Institute for Classical Philology, Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies, Lecture Room

Chair: Stefan Büttner

9:30-10:00 Kristoffel Demoen Presentation of the Project „Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams“ (DBBE

10:00-10:30 Delphine Lauritzen Two Hymns for one Poem. Beyond Pagan vs Christian in John of Gaza’s Ekphrasis

10:30-11:00 COFFEEBREAK

11:00-11:30 Ursula Gärtner Ekphrastisches Erzählen bei Quintus Smyrnaeus

11:30-12:00 Andreas Rhoby Frühbyzantinische inschriftliche Epigramme. Form und Funktion

12:00-15:00 LUNCH

Chair: Kurt Smolak

15:00-15:30 Kristoffel Demoen Gregory of Nazianzus on his Verses. An ars poetica?

15:30-16:00 Jan Stenger „Beim Häuten der Zwiebel.“ Gregory of Nazianzus’ De vita sua as autofiction

16:00-16:30 COFFEEBREAK

16:30-17:00 Berenice Verhelst The narrator as exegete. A Narratological Analysis of Speech Introductions in Nonnus’ Paraphrase

17:00-17:30 Filip Doroszewski Citizens of Heaven. Jesus and the New Political Identity in Nonnus’ Paraphrase

17:30-18:00 David Hernández de la Fuente Pagan Wrongdoers and Christian Sinners. Darkness, Evil and Repentance in Nonnus

19:00 DINNER

SATURDAY, 9.12. University of Vienna, Institute for Classical Philology, Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies, Lecture Room

Chair: Herbert Bannert

10:00-10:30 Mary Whitby Nonnos on Elephants

10:30-11:00 Karin Schlapbach Dance and Death in Nonnus’ Dionysiaka

11:00-11:30 COFFEEBREAK

11:30-12:00 Frederick Lauritzen Late Antique Philosophy in the Poetry of George of Pisidia

12:00-12:30 Calum Alasdair Maciver Greek Imperial Poetry and the Latin Question, Again

12:30-13:00 Final discussion – Round table

13:00-14:00 BUFFET

16:00 EXCURSION Papyrussammlung der Nationalbibliothek

(Text by the organizers) 

Link: https://www.academia.edu/35069859/Citizens_of_Heaven._Jesus_and_the_New_Political_Identity_in_Nonnus_Paraphrase_Two_Myths_and_two_Languages_Pagans_and_Christians_in_Late_Antique_Poetry_Vienna_7-9_Dec_2017_

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