Rethymnon International Conferences on the Ancient Novel (RICAN)

Holy Men/Women and Charlatans
in the Ancient Novel

30-31 May 2011

Student Cultural Center 'Xenia'
16 Sofokli Venizelou Street

Monday 30 May 6:00 p.m.
Welcome speeches
Maaike Zimmerman (Groningen), Chair
Ken Dowden (Birmingham)
The Lies of Tiresias: Authority and its Enemies
Gareth Schmeling (Florida)
The Small World of the Holy Man:
To Travel (work the lecture circuit)
and To Tell Stories (act the part of someone who knows).
A Beginning in the Satyrica
Costas Panayotakis (Glasgow)
Encolpius and the Charlatans
Ian Repath (Swansea)
Cleitophon the Charlatan
Tuesday 31 May 10:00 a.m.
Patrizia Liviabella-Furiani (Perugia), Chair
Ewen Bowie (Oxford)
A Land without Priests?
The Religious Roles of Philetas and Dionysophanes
in Longus, Daphnis and Chloe
Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser (Gottingen)
Fickle Coloured Religion:
Priests or Performers in Apuleius' Metamorphoses?
Ilaria Ramelli (Milano)
Lucian's Peregrinus as Holy Man and Charlatan,
and the Construction of the Contrast
between Holy Men and Charlatans in the Acts of Mari
Alain Billault (Paris-Sorbonne)
Holy Man or Charlatan? The Case of Calasiris
In Heliodorus' Aithiopika
Tuesday 31 May 6:00 p.m.
Silvia Montiglio (Johns Hopkins), Chair
Michael Paschalis (Crete)
Apollonius of Tyana as Proteus:
Holy Man or Master of Deceit?
Mario Andreassi (Bari)
Portrait of a Holy Man:
Aesop in The Life
John Morgan (Swansea)
The Monk's Story:
The Narrationes of Pseudo-Nilus of Ancyra

Summation and Closing Remarks by Silvia Montiglio

For further information, please contact the conference organizers at:
Michael Paschalis (
Stelios Panayotakis (
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