Rethymnon International Conferences on the Ancient Novel (RICAN)

Conference AnnouncementThe Department of Philology (Division of Classics) at the University of Crete is pleased to announce its second Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (RICAN). The theme of the Rethymnon International Conference will be:"Metaphor in the Novel and the Novel as Metaphor"The Conference will last two full days, will host 18 speakers, and will be held in Rethymnon, Crete, 19-20 May 2003.


Monday 19 May 2003, 10.00 am

Gareth Schmeling
, Chair

Tim Whitmarsh (Exeter)
"Bordering on: Metaphor and Alterity"

Helen Morales (Cambridge)
"The Metaphorical Plot of the Ancient Greek Novel"

Ken Dowden (Birmingham)
"Greek Novel and the Ritual of Life: An Exercise in Taxonomy"

Catherine Connors (Washington)
"Metaphor and Politics in the Ancient Novel"

Steve Nimis (Miami & American University, Cairo)
"Egypt as Metaphor in the Ancient Novel"

Monday 19 May 2003, 6.00 pm

Ken Dowden
, Chair

Gareth Schmeling (Florida)
"Callirhoe: Metaphor and Tradition in an Ancient Novel"

Michael Paschalis (Crete)
"Constructions of the Country: Longus, Virgil and Theocritus"

Ewen Bowie (Oxford)
"Longan Metaphor: Micro and Macro"

Niall W. Slater (Emory)
"Translation as Metaphor in Heliodorus"

Richard Hunter (Cambridge)
"Allegory and the Novel: Philip the Philosopher on Heliodorus' Aithiopika"

Tuesday 20 May 2003, 10.00 am

Stephen V. Tracy (ASCSA, Director)
, Chair

Judith Perkins (St. Joseph)
"Trimalchio and Metaphor"

Alessandro Barchiesi (Arezzo & Stanford)
"Metamorphosis and Romanization in Apuleius' Metamorphoses"

Stephen J. Harrison (Oxford)
"Apuleius and the Epic Metaphor"

Luca Graverini (Arezzo)
"Sweet and Dangerous? A Metaphor in Apuleius' Prologue"

Tuesday 20 May 2003, 6.00 pm

Stephen J. Harrison
, Chair

Stavros Frangoulidis (Crete)
"Magic and Metaphor: The Case of Aristomenes in Apuleius' Metamorphoses"

R. T. van der Paardt (Leiden)
"Photis as a Metaphor in Apuleius' Metamorphoses"

Paula James (Open University)
"Real and Metaphorical Mimicking Birds in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius"

Andrew Laird (Warwick)
"Metaphors of Representation in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyrii"