International Conference
Archaic and Classical Choral Song
Rethymno - May 24-27, 2007

Student Cultural Center "Xenia"
16 Sofokli Venizelou Street

Registration Procedure: Please fill out the Registration Form
For further enquiries please contact Lucia Athanassaki

Thursday 24 - 1st Session - 18:00-20:30
Moderator: Anastasios Nikolaidis (U. Crete)
Introductory Remarks (18:00-18:15)
I (18:15-19:45)
Nicholas Richardson (Greyfriars, Oxford)
Reflections on Lyric Song in Early Hexameter Poetry
Richard Martin (Stanford)
Ettore Cingano (Venice)
Setting Choruses All Over Greece:
Technical Expressions for Choral Perfomance in the Greek Sources
— Discussion of the papers (19:45-20:30) —
Dinner (21:00)
Friday 25 - 2nd Session - 9:00-13:15
Moderator: Antonios Rengakos (U. Thessaloniki)
I. 9:00-10:30
Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi (Stanford)
Choral Pleasure
Timothy Power (U. of Washington)
Ceaseless Charms: Choral Performance as Exemplary Praxis
— Discussion of the papers (10:00-10:30) —
Coffee Break (10:30-11:00)
II. 11:00-13:15
Ewen Bowie (Corpus Christi, Oxford)
Embattled Virginity? Alcman's Chorus-Girls on the Line
André Lardinois (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
The Parrhesia of Young Female Choruses in Ancient Greece
Claude Calame (Director EHESS, Paris)
Myth, Fiction, and Poetic Performances: Choral Voices in Bacchylides' Epinicians
— Discussion of the papers (12:30-13:15) —
End of morning session (13:15)
Friday 25 - 3rd Session - 17:00-20:30
Moderator: John Petropoulos (U. Thrace)
I. 17:00-18:30
Richard Rawles (St. Andrews)
Eros and Praise in Early Greek Choral Lyric
Gregory Nagy (Harvard and Director of the CHS)
Ibycus and Anacreon
— Discussion of the papers (18:00-18:30) —
Coffee Break (18:30-19:00)
II. 19:00-20:30)
Barbara Kowalzig (Royal Holloway London)
Chorus and Commerce on Delos
David Fearn (Corpus Christi, Oxford)
Kean Choral Culture
— Discussion of the papers (20:00-20:30) —
Dinner (21:00)
Saturday 26 - 4rth Session - 9:00-12:30
Moderator: Franco Montanari (U. Genova)
I. 9:00-10:30
Peter Agocs (University College London)
Alpheou porwi klitheis:
Thoughts on Sympotic Symbolism and the Performance of Epinician Poetry
Lucia Athanassaki (U. Crete)
Pindar's Seventh Pythian, the Alcmaeonid Temple, and the Politics of Performance
— Discussion of the papers (10:00-10:30) —
Coffee Break (10:30-11:00)
II. 11:00-12:30
Jenny Strauss Clay (U. Virginia)
Olympian 1-3 as a Song Cycle
Andrew Morrison (Manchester)
Sicilian and Aeginetan Audiences
— Discussion of the papers (12:00-12:30) —
End of morning session (12:30)
Saturday 26 - 5th Session - 17:00-20:30
Moderator: Christos Tsagalis (U. Athens)
I. 17:00-18:30
Athena Kavoulaki (U. Crete)
Choral Self-Awareness in Aeschylean Drama: On the Parodos of Aeschylus' Hiketides
Laura Swift (Trinity, Oxford)
Generic Interaction in Tragic Choral Lyric
— Discussion of the papers (18:00-18:30) —
Coffee Break (18:30-19:00)
II. 19:30-20:30
Ian Rutherford (Reading)
Choral Intertextuality
Anton Bierl (Basel)
Alcman in the End of Lysistrata: Intertextuality, Chorality, and Ritual
— Discussion of the papers (20:30-21:00) —
Dinner (21:00)
Sunday 27 - 6th Session - 9:00-13:00
Moderator: Yannis Tzifopoulos (U. Crete)
I. 9:00-10:30
Bruno Currie (Oriel, Oxford)
Epinician Khoregia
Thomas Hubbard (U. Texas, Austin)
Pindar's Non-Epinician Choral Lyric: Questions of Patronage and Dissemination
— Discussion of the papers (10:00-10:30) —
Coffee Break (10:30-11:00)
II. 11:00-12:30
Chris Carey (University College London)
Alcman: From Sparta to Alexandria
Giovan Battista D'Alessio (U. Messina)
Echoes of Choral Worlds in the Hellenistic Age
— Discussion of the papers (12:00-12:30) —

III. 12:30-13:00
Stavros Frangoulidis, Lucia Athanassaki: Closing Remarks
End of the conference (13:00)

This Conference is funded by the University of Crete and the Ministry of Education