Greek and Beyond: Colloquium in honour of M.S. Silk
A one-day colloquium convened by Fiona Macintosh (Oxford) and David Ricks (KCL) in honour of Professor Michael Silk. The event will be in-person, held in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, and will also be live-streamed.
Please register here to attend in person (booking essential, places will be limited). Please note that attendance is free although a small financial contribution will be required for lunch on the day (details will be circulated nearer the time).
Those wishing to join the live stream do not need to register. A link will be made available on the APGRD website nearer the time.
Welcome: Fiona Macintosh (St Hilda's, Oxford)
11:00: Panel one
Chair: Oliver Taplin (Magdalen College, Oxford)
- Michael Clarke (NUI Galway): ‘I am a word of science: a case study of the classical tradition at work’
- Richard Rutherford (Christ Church, Oxford): ‘Poetics of prose: a case study in Herodotus’
- Andrew Laird (Brown University): ‘Humanist Latin as a language of literature’
14:00: Panel two
Chair: Margaret Williamson (Dartmouth College)
- Boris Maslov (University of Oslo): ‘“To see the world like an ancient Greek”: the category of Anschauung in nineteenth-century classical scholarship’
- Vasiliki Dimoula (University of Vienna): ‘“The spirit of the positive”: the demotic language and Christianity in the thought of Spyridon Zambelios’
- Sebastian Matzner (King’s College London): ‘What’s the meta- with you? Poetic language and metapoetics’
16:30: Panel three
Chair: Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway University of London)
- David Hopkins (University of Bristol): ‘Clarissa’s speech in Pope’s The Rape of the Lock’
- William Fitzgerald (King’s College London): ‘Decorum, euphemism, and sex’
- Edith Hall (University of Durham): ‘Goats and Beyond: Thoughts on early Greek tragedy’
Afterword: David Ricks (King’s College London)