Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cairo University's Department of Greek and Latin Studies: 10th Conference

2015 Department of Greek and Latin Studies  10th Conference    

Individual and Society in Greek & Latin Lyric Poetry
and its Echoes in Modern Times
Saturday 8 - Monday 10 March 2015

The Department of Greek and Latin Studies at the University of Cairo will host its 10th biennial conference in March 2015 .  Plenary lectures , presentations and papers will be held on campus in the Faculty's Conference Room . Accommodation and meals will also be pro­vided on campus.
We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes long followed by discussions) and coordinated panels (comprising either 3 or 4 papers) from graduate students, academic staff, or others interested in the ancient world on the topics suggested below .
Suggested topics:

1- Roots of Lyric Poetry :
·      in Epic Poetry .
·      in Didactic Poetry .
2- Solo Lyric Poetry (Monody) :
·      Terpander - Sappho - Alcaeus - Anacreon ….. etc.
3- Choral Lyric Poetry :
·      Alcman - Ibycus - Simonides - Corinna - Pindar – Bacchylides….. etc.
4- Dithyramb :
5- Choral Odes in Greek Drama :
·      Their nature and functions .

6- Alexandrian Lyric Poetry :
·      The Epigrammatists : Asclepiades - Hedylus - Posidippus - Callimachus - Theocritus - Dioscorides .
7- Compilation and Classification of Classical Lyric Poetry in Alexandria .
8- Lyricism in Ancient Latin Literature :
·      Livius Andronicus - Ennius - Naevius - Accius - Pacuvius .
9- The Origins of Roman Drama and Roman Lyric Legacy :
·      Versus Fescennini - Satura - Fabula Atellana - Mimus (Fabula Riciniata).
10- Lyricism in Roman Comedy :
·      Plautus - Terence .
11- Latin Lyric Poetry in the Golden Age :
·      Catullus - Horace - Ovid . The Elegists : Gallus - Tibullus - Propertius .
12- The Influence of Sappho and the Alexandrian Lyric Poets (esp.Calli-
       machus) on Latin Lyric Poetry .
13- Latin Lyric Poetry in the Silver Age .
14- Lyricism in Seneca’s Tragedies .
15- The Influence of Greek and Latin Lyric Poetry on Modern European
        Literatures in Greece , Italy , France , Britain , Spain , Germany … etc .
16- The Echoes of Greek and Latin Lyric Poetry in Modern Arab Poetry :
·      The School of Apollo - Abdelwahhab Elbayyati - Salah Abdelsabour - Adonis - Nezar Qabbani … etc .
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