University of Crete
Department of Philology
Classics Division


Radboud University
(Classics Department)


Lyric and the Sacred
An International Conference


June 27 - July 1, 2018

Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses

Lucia Athanassaki on behalf of the University of Crete (Philology, Classics Division) and
André Lardinois on behalf of the Radboud University (Classics Department)
are co-organizing the conference.


The conference is held under the auspices of
the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song.
It will take place at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses,
27 June-1 July 2018.

The deadline for registration is June 1 2018.
To register please fill out this form and email it to a.lardinois@let.ru.nl


PROGRAMME
Wednesday, June 27
Arrival
Thursday, June 28
08.45-09.00Introduction: Lucia Athanassaki and André Lardinois
Session 1: The many gods of Greek lyric poetry
Moderator: Timothy Power (Rutgers)
09:00-09:45Gabriella Pironti (Paris), “Polytheism in Greek lyric poetry”
09:45-10:30Michael Lipka (Patras), “Communicating gods: Sappho’s Aphrodite, Alcaeus’ Apollo and Pindar’s Muses”
10:30-11:15Anton Bierl (Basel), “The sacred in the aesthetic texture of Greek lyric songs: a survey”
11:15-11:45
Coffee break
Session 2: Songs for Female Deities
Moderators: Mary Lafer (Sao Paulo) and Stelios Panayotakis (Crete)
11:45-12:30Kate McLardy (Melbourne), “Sappho, Aphrodite and delicate Adonis”
12:30-13:15Pura Nieto (Brown), “The sacrality of song: female divine presence in Pindar’s poetry”
13:15-14:00Giuliana Ragusa (Sao Paulo), “Aphrodite in Bacchylides: the deity in a world of melos and eros
14:00-15:00
Lunch
15:00-18:00
Break
Session 3: Religious Songs on Lesbos
Moderator: Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi (Stanford)
18:00-18:45Barbara Kowalzig (New York), “Myth, cult and the maritime world of Mytilene”
18:45-19:30Mary Bachvarova (Salem, OR), “Sappho’s theory of mind”.
19:30-19:45
Break
Session 4: Sacrifice and Symposion
Moderators: Willy Cingano (Venice) and Kostas Apostolakis (Crete)
19:45-20:30Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury, VT), “Song and/as sacrifice: on the sacrificial pragmatics of song”
20:30-21:15Vanessa Cazzato (Nijmegen/Tokyo), “Make-believe with the sacred at the symposium
21:30-
Dinner
Friday, June 29
Session 5: Divine Authority in Lyric Poetry
Moderators: Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Crete) and Nancy Felson (Athens, GA)
09:00-09:45Dennis Alley (Cornell), “Rhetoric and authority in Pythian 4”
09:45-10:30Agis Marinis (Patras), “Divine inspiration in Pindaric epinicians and cultic songs”
10:30-11:15Saskia Willigers (Amsterdam), “The sacred in narrative: lyric Muses and their narrative function”
11:15-11:45
Coffee break
Session 6: Songs and Ritual
Moderators: Andrew Ford (Princeton) and Zacharoula Petraki (Crete)
11:45-12:30Claude Calame (Paris), “Forms of melic poetry as ritual acts referring to the divine”
12:30-13:15Thomas Hubbard (Austin, TX), “Cultic competition and erotic allure in Alcman’s Louvre Partheneion
13:15-14:00Carmine Catenacci (Chieti), “From ritual to indecorous symposion: contextualizing Hipponax.”
14:00-15:00
Lunch
14:30-18:00
Break
Session 7: Greek Elegy and the Sacred
Moderator: Ewen Bowie (Oxford)
18:00-18:45Lawrence Kowerski (New York), “To seem to be a god among men: poetic persona and the sacred in the Theognidea
18:45-19:30Charles Stocking (London, ON), “Sacred power and political subjects in early Greek elegy”
19:30-19:45
Break
Session 8: Songs on Stone
Moderator: Eva Stehle (Maryland)
19:45-20:30Cameron Pearson (Warsaw), “From sacred space to oral poetry: an inscription’s part in poetic culture”
20:30-21:15Don Lavigne (Lubbock, TX), “Poets, Muses, epigram?”
21:30-
Dinner
Saturday, June 30
Session 9: Divine Colours, Sounds and Places in Pindaric Poetry
Moderator: Jenny Strauss Clay (Virginia)
09:00-09:45Richard Martin (Stanford), “What color is the Pindaric sacred?”
09:45-10:30Amy Lather (Winston Salem, NC), “Sacred soundscapes and Pindar’s eco-poetics”
10:30-11:15Stefano Fanucchi (Pisa), “City of the gods: the mapping of cultic space in Pindar”
11:15-11:45
Coffee break
Session 10: Myth and Cult in Pindar and Bacchylides
Moderators: G. B. D’ Alessio (Napoli) and Eleni Papadoyannaki (Crete)
11:45-12:30Enrico Emanuele Prodi (Venice), “Situating the sacred: myth, song, locality and performance in Pindar’s Hymns
12:30-13:15Smaro Nikolaidou-Arabatzi (Komotini), “Presence and absence of the sacred in the extant dithyrambic Odes
14:00-15:00
Lunch
14:30-18:00
Break
Session 11: Songs on Paros
Moderator: John Petropoulos (Komotini)
18:00-18:45Greg Nagy (Harvard), “‘Sacred Space’ as a frame for lyric occasions: The case of the Mnesiepes Inscription and other possible cases”
18:45-19:30Cecilia Nobili (Milan), “Pythian or Delian? Paros and Apollo from Archilochus to Pindar”
19:30-19:45
Break
Session 12: Indo-European and Near Eastern Backgrounds
of Greek Religious Songs
Moderator: David Sider (NYU)
19:45-20:30Almut Fries (Oxford), “‘Sing now the measures of the Paianes’ (Pi. Pae. 6.121-2): praising Apollo the Indo-European way”
20:30-21:15Ian Rutherford (Reading), “Greek Hymns and the Near East: is there any connection?”
21:30-
Dinner
Sunday, July 1
Session 13: Divine Lyrics in Attic Drama
Moderator: Michel Briand (Poitiers)
09:00-09:45Angus Bowie (Oxford), “How ‘sacred’ are the lyrics of Aristophanes?”
09:45-10:30Athena Kavoulaki (Rethymno), “Hymnal scenarios, ritual interchangeability and sacred philia in the context of choral lyric”
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00Lyric and the Sacred: round table discussion
Moderators: Lucia Athanassaki and André Lardinois
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00 -
Departure