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Reading History in Antiquity

Audience-oriented perspectives on Classical Historiography

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Publié le mardi 28 février 2017 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

Although the outcomes of reader-response criticism have repeatedly and meticulously been used in the analysis of other genres of classical literature (epic, tragedy, and oratory), the application of such a perspective still remains a significant desideratum in the field of classical historiography. The conference “Reading History in Antiquity: Audience-Oriented Perspectives on Classical Historiography” aspires to fill this gap.

Annonce

Presentation

Although the outcomes of reader-response criticism have repeatedly and meticulously been used in the analysis of other genres of classical literature (epic, tragedy, and oratory), the application of such a perspective still remains a significant desideratum in the field of classical historiography. The conference “Reading History in Antiquity: Audience-Oriented Perspectives on Classical Historiography” aspires to fill this gap.

Program

Friday, 21 April 2017

09.00–09.15:Opening remarks

09.15–10.15: Antonis Tsakmakis, “Chance, Causality and Historical Narrative: The Oxyrhynchus Historian and the Historiographical Tradition”

PANEL A: 5th Century Greek Historiography: Herodotus and Thucydides

  • 10.15–10.55: Edward M. Harris: “Creating a New Kind of Reader: Thucydides’ Aims in the Archaeology”
  • 10.55–11.35: Marcin Kurpios, “Readers’ Responses to Thucydides’ Narrative of the Final Sea Battle in the Harbour of Syracuse in the Light of Ancient Literary Criticism”
  • 11.35–11.50: Coffee break
  • 11.50–12.30: Aurélien Pulice, “From ἐξήγησις to μίμησις: Thucydides’ Readership as Exemplified in ὑπομνήματα from the Roman Period”
  • 12.30–13.10: Patrick Reinard, “Reading Ancient Historiography in Excerpts. The Case of the Papyrological Fragments of Herodotus and Thucydides”
  • 13.15–14.30: Lunch

PANEL B: Reading Greek Historiography in the Hellenistic and Imperial Era: Aims and Profits   

  • 14.30–15.10: Uwe Herrmann, “Polybius and the Benefits and Pleasures of Reading Historiography”
  • 15.10–15.50: Ronald Orr, “Polybius’s Readers: Pragmatism and Pleasure”
  • 15.50–16.30: Evan Waters, “Reading History with Lucian: The Historian as Performer in How to Write History
  • 16.30–17.10: Evgenia Moiseeva, “History of Outsiders or History for Outsiders: Flavius Josephus’ Narrative Techniques and his Readers”

19.00: Dinner

Saturday, 22 April 2017

  • 09.00–10.00: Dennis Pausch, “Livy, the Reader Involved, and the Audience of Roman Historiography”

PANEL A: Roman Historiography of the 1st Century BC: Erudition and the Audience’s Expectations   

  • 10.00–10.40: Edwin Shaw, “Sallust, the lector eruditus, and the purpose of history”
  • 10.40–11.20: Marine Miquel, “The Audience of Latin Historical Works in the 1st century B.C. in the Light of Geographical and Ethnographical Descriptions”
  • 11.20–11.35: Coffee break

PANEL B: Roman Historiography of the Imperial Era I: Tacitus and Pliny    

  • 11.35–12.15: George Baroud, “Affective History and the Atmosphere of the Early Empire”
  • 12.15–12.55: Christoph Leidl, “Reading Spaces, Observing Spectators in Tacitus’ Histories
  • 13.00–14.15: Lunch
  • 14.15–14.55: Ari Zatlin, “A History in Letters? Pliny the Younger and the Limits of Imperial Literature”

PANEL C: Roman Historiography of the Imperial Era II: Self-Fashioning and Authorship

  • 14.55–15.35: Pauline Duchêne, “Historiography in the Margins and the Reader as a Touchstone”
  • 15.35–16.15: Lydia Spielberg, “Whose Li(n)e Is It Anyway? Ancient Readers and the Historian’s Persona”
  • 16.15–16.55: Adam Kemezis, “The Magnificent Six? Multiple Authors and Meanings in the Historia Augusta
  • 16.55–17.10: Greetings
  • 18.30: Dinner

Lieux

  • Schloß Rauischholzhausen, Schlosspark 1
    Rauischholzhausen, Allemagne (35085)

Dates

  • vendredi 21 avril 2017
  • samedi 22 avril 2017

Mots-clés

  • classique, latin, grec, lecture, lecteur

Contacts

  • Mario Baumann
    courriel : mario [dot] baumann [at] klassphil [dot] uni-giessen [dot] de
  • Vasileios Liotsakis
    courriel : vliotsakis [at] yahoo [dot] gr

Source de l'information

  • Mario Baumann
    courriel : mario [dot] baumann [at] klassphil [dot] uni-giessen [dot] de

Pour citer cette annonce

« Reading History in Antiquity », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 28 février 2017, http://calenda.org/396436