Theognis and the Theognidea Virtual Conference – April 28-30, 2021

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“The Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) announces the rescheduled conference on Theognis and the Theognidea. The conference will now be virtual. It will run from April 28th (Wednesday) through April 30th (Friday) from 12-3:30 PM.

This event will be the first large scale gathering in nearly 40 years on Theognis, the archaic Greek poet of Megara, and the Theognidea, the fascinating and enigmatic collection of elegy that bears his name.  It brings together a diverse group of scholars who are working directly or indirectly on the Theognidea, or in related areas that have the potential to shed light on the corpus.  The conference is an opportunity to move beyond traditional questions of the origins, authenticity, and authority of the Theognidea.  Rather, we will consider how the Theognidea functions as a collection of poetry, and how this collection has been received and responded to over time.  We want to foster a dialogue that broadens our approaches to this collection, complicates our understanding of it as archaic, elegiac poetry, and explores its position in the wider scope of Greek and Latin literature. 

Registration is open for the virtual conference on Theognis and the Theognidea hosted by the Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) from April 28th (Wednesday) through April 30th (Friday) from 12-3:30 PM. (NB, the first day starts at 11:45AM and the last day runs to 4PM.) The conference is open and free. Registration is required. The link provided by registration can be used for each day.

You can register here:

https://huntercollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcOuvrDovGtPgUT-9VMyxnFZbkPXcBO1m

 A website for the conference, with an updated schedule, titles, and abstracts (coming soon), can be found here:   https://theognidea.wordpress.com/

 Date: Wednesday, April 28th – Friday, April, 30.

Time: 12-3:30 PM (EST; New York)

Location: Zoom Meeting (TBA)

Participants:  Sebastian Anderson (Brooklyn-CUNY), Ewen Bowie (Oxford), Federico Condello (Bologna), Thomas Figueira (Rutgers), Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), Laura Lulli (L’Aquila), Gregory Nagy (Harvard / CHS), Andrej Petrovic (Virginia), Michael Tueller (Arizona), Kathryn Topper (Washington).

For more information, contact Lawrence Kowerski, Hunter College (CUNY): lawrence.kowerski@hunter.cuny.edu.