Preserving, Commenting, Adapting: Commentaries on Ancient Texts in Twelfth-Century Byzantium (Katowice, 20-22/10/2017)

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Preserving, Commenting, Adapting: Commentaries on Ancient Texts in Twelfth-Century Byzantium

University of Silesia, Centre for Studies on Byzantine Literature and Reception

Katowice, 20-22 October 2017

Friday 20 October 2017
Location: CiNiBa, Sala Seminaryjna, second floor (Bankowa 11a)

16.00-17.00    Coffee / tea & Welcome (Przemysław Marciniak)
17.00-18.00    Keynote lecture: Panagiotis Agapitos, “Scholia, Schede, Paraphrases, Integrated Gnomologia, Overflowing Narratives: The Politics of Commentary in Komnenian Byzantium”

Saturday 21 October 2017
Location: CiNiBa, Sala Seminaryjna, second floor (Bankowa 11a)

Session I: Aristotle in Byzantium (Chair: Panagiotis Agapitos)
9.00-9.50 Michele Trizio, “Unfolding Meanings, Forging Identities: Commentaries on Aristotle and Authorial Practices in Twelfth-Century Byzantium”

Respondent: Andrea Cuomo
9.50-10.40 Melina Vogiatzi, “Aristotle’s Rhetoric in Early Byzantium (Ninth-Twelfth Centuries)”
Respondent: Michele Trizio

10.40-11.00 Coffee / tea

Session II: Ancient Texts in the Works of John Tzetzes (Chair: Janek Kucharski)
11.00-11.50 Maria Tomadaki, “The Use of Ancient Texts in John Tzetzes’ Theogony”

Respondent: Przemysław Marciniak
11.50- 12.40    Joanna Komorowska, “Astrological Theory and Astrological Authorities in Ioannes Tzetzes’ Exposition of the Iliad”

Respondent: Inmaculada Pérez Martín

12.40-14.30 Lunch

Session III: Eustathios of Thessalonike on Ancient Literature (Chair: Divna Manolova)
14.30-15.20 Baukje van den Berg, “Twelfth-Century Scholars on the Ethics and Rhetoric of Comedy and Ridicule”

Respondent: Janek Kucharski
15.20-16.10 Valeria Flavia Lovato, “Odysseus the Schedographer in Eustathios’ Parekbolai”
Respondent: Aglae Pizzone
16.10-17.00 Inmaculada Pérez Martín, “The meaning of Eustathius of Thessalonike’s Commentary on Dionysius Periegetes in the Tradition of Homeric Geography”
Respondent: Baukje van den Berg

17.00-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30 Keynote lecture: Aglae Pizzone, “Tzetzes on Hermogenes and Rhetoric: from the Ancients to the Self”

Sunday 22 October 2017
Location: Sala Rada Wydziału, plac Sejmu Śląskiego 1, fifth floor

Session IV: Twelfth-Century Commentaries after the Twelfth Century (Chair: Aglae Pizzone)
9.30-10.20 Lorenzo Maria Ciolfi, “Preserving through Adapting: The Case of the Homeric Proverbial Verses”
Respondent: Maria Tomadaki

10.20-10.40 Coffee / tea

Session V: Commentaries on Ancient Texts in Palaiologan Byzantium (Chair: Przemysław Marciniak)
10.40-11.30 Andrea Cuomo, “The Moschopulo-Planudean Scholia on Sophocles: What Do They Comment on?”
Respondent: Lorenzo Maria Ciolfi
11.30-12.10 Francesco Monticini, “The Λόγος and the λόγοι: The Commentaries on Synesius’ On Dreams in Their Context”
Respondent: Divna Manolova

12.10-12.20 Concluding remarks (Baukje van den Berg)

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