Casting Off Shadows: Hellenistic Poetry Beyond Callimachean Aesthetics

Thursday, 1st September: Beyond Alexandria
13:00–14:00

Arrival and Registration, with Tea and Coffee

14:00–14:15

Welcome

Thomas Nelson (Cambridge) and Max Leventhal (Cambridge)
Panel 1: Drama In and Outside Athens
14:15–15:15

Menander and Theocritus, or how to advance to Rome without passing Alexandria

Ben Cartlidge (Oxford)
15:15–16:15

Theatre outside Athens, Alexandrianism outside (and before) Alexandria: Rhinthon's ‘tragic phlyaces’

Federico Favi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
16:15–16:45

Tea and Coffee

Panel 2: Other Places
16:45–17:45

Poetry and performance on Hellenistic Rhodes

Thomas Coward (King's College London)
17:45–18:45

Macedonian feuds versus Alexandria

Maria Plastira-Valkanou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
18:45

Reception in Cast Gallery

Friday, 2nd September: Alternative Aesthetics: Challenging Callimachus
Panel 3: Callimachus and Later Epigram
09:30–10:30

Antipater, Antiphanes, and others on old poets (and new)

Alex Sens (Georgetown)
10:30–11:00

Tea and Coffee

11:00–12:00

The sound of thunder and swan-song: Antipater of Sidon's appropriation of Callimachean poetics

Barnaby Chesterton (Durham)
Panel 4: Alternative Poetics
12:00–13:00

Dreaming beyond the shadow of Callimachus: Dreams and dream interpretation in Posidippus, Ep. 33 AB and Ezekiel, Exagoge 68–89

Andreas Fountoulakis (University of Crete)
13:00–14:30

Lunch

14:30–15:30

Callimachus and Hellenistic love elegy

Massimo Giuseppetti (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Panel 5: Anti-Callimachean Aesthetics
15:30–16:30

Build a better mousetrap: the Batrachomyomachia versus Callimachus

Matt Hosty (Oxford)
16:30–17:00

Tea and Coffee

17:00–18:00

From Alexandria to Pergamum: Nicander's didactic art as anti-Callimachean?

Floris Overduin (Radboud, Nijmegen)
19:30

Conference Dinner

Saturday, 3rd September: Further Horizons: Rome and Stone
Panel 6: Callimachus in Rome
09:30–10:30

A bit too skinny: An anti-Callimachean reading of Lucretius' plague at Athens (DRN 6.1090–1286)

George Kazantzidis (University of Patras)
Panel 7: The Poetics of Inscribed Epigram
10:30–11:30

ΤΟ ΣΥΜΜΙΚΤΟΝ: Dialect on stone and bookroll

Taylor Coughlan (Cincinnati)
11:30–12:00

Tea and Coffee

12:00–13:00

The kind look of the Muses, the evil eye of Ares: Encomiastic strategies in Callimachus and in Hellenistic inscriptional epitaphs

Silvia Barbantani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)
13:00–13:30

Closing Remarks

Richard Hunter (Cambridge)