Speakers and Subjects

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Speakers and Subjects 2019-06-18T22:31:48+03:00

Here is, in alphabetical order, the list of confirmed speakers and subjects:

(let us remind you that the Conference is free for everyone to attend)


1)      Stefano Acerbo (University of Lille): “History and Myth in Imperial Mythography: Lycos’ Polemarchy”

2)      Joel Allen (The City University of New York): “Empire, Ethnicity, Exegesis: Lucian on Interpretations of Greek Myth in the Roman Mediterranean”

3)      James Andrews (Ohio University): “Epitaphios and Epinician: Nostos and Oikos in Pericles’ Praise of Athens”

4)      Andreas Antonopoulos (University of Patras): “Sophocles’ Trachiniae and the Peloponnesian War”

5)      Constantin Antypas (Independent Scholar): “Authority, Power and Governability in the Odyssey: The Mythical Birth of the Polis

6)      Eva Astyrakaki (University of Crete): “Myth and History in Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities

7)      Natasha Bershadsky (Center for Hellenic Studies): “The Argive Women, Beards and Democracy”

8)      Przemysław Biernat (Jagiellonian University): “Myth and Speculative History in the Laws: The Case of Primordial Cannibalism”

9)      Ronald Blankenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen): “Odysseus into the Unknown: ‘Historical’ Geography as Pretext for Personal Objectives”

10)  Tommaso Braccini (University of Turin) & Gemma Storti (The Ohio State University): “Ecclesiastical Stories: The Historicization of Myths in Socrates of Constantinople”

11)  Jorge Bravo (University of Maryland): “Myth and Rivalry in the Archaic Peloponnese: The Case of Argos and the Myth of Opheltes at Nemea”

12)  Jonathan Burgess (University of Toronto): “Aristotle’s ‘Constitution of the Ithacans’ and the Odyssey

13)  Thomas Carpenter (Ohio University): “The ‘Myth’ of the Tyrannicides: The People versus the Historians”

14)  Nikos Charalabopoulos (University of Patras): “Plato’s Unfinished Symphony: The Alternative (pre)history of the Atlantis Myth”

15)  Menelaos Christopoulos (University of Patras): “Histori(ci)zing Homer’s Myth in the Homeric Epigrams”

16)  Eleni Chronopoulou (University of Florence): “Myth and Stereotypes: Thessaly as the Land of Magic”

17)  Paolo Cipolla (University of Catania): “Re-writing a Sicilian Myth: The Palici and Aeschylus’ Aetnaeae

18)  Luigi De Cristofaro (University of Rome): “Τεκμηριοῖ δὲ μάλιστα ῞Ομηρος (Thuc. – Extracting data: History and Myth in Thucydides’ Homer”

19)  Ioannis Doukas (National University of Ireland, Galway): “(Plot)holes in the Wall and Hollow Horses”

20)  Hanne Eisenfeld (Boston College): “Mythologizing Croesus in Bacchylides 3”

21)  Alejandro Díaz Fernández (University of Málaga): “Ἀρχαῖοι μῦθοι or λόγοι δυνάμενοι? The Mythical History and its Political Impact under the Argead Dynasty”

22)  James Ford (University of Oxford): “PTSD in Herodotus: The Mythical Diagnosis of Epizelus”

23)  George W.M. Harrison (Carleton University): “Myth and History in Prayers in Performance”

24) Eleni Karabela (University of Patras): “The Legend of Palamedes in the Ancient Theatre: Historical Origins and Political Connotations”

25) Efimia Karakantza (University of Patras): “To be buried or not to be buried? Civic Order, Athenian Legislation, and Sophocles’ Antigone

26) Grammatiki Karla (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens): “Myth and History in the Libanius’ Imperial Speeches”

27) Vasiliki Kousoulini (Independent Scholar): “Domestic and Political Order in the ‘Foundation Myths’ of Partheneia

28) Lawrence Kowerski (The City University of New York): “The Nobles Have Never Yet Destroyed the City: Chronological Poetics of the Theognidea

29) Françoise Lecocq (University of Caen): “The Phoenix in the Propaganda of Imperial Rome: A Myth at the Service of History”

30) Olga Levaniouk (University of Washington): “Seeking Agariste: A Herodotean Betrothal Myth Revisited”

31) Ephraim Lytle (University of Toronto): “Myth, Memory, Massacre: Reinterpreting an Elegiac Lament from Archaic Ambracia (SEG 41.540A)”

32)  Nanno Marinatos (University of Illinois): “The Myth of Troy turned into History: Thucydides’ Archaeology”

33)  Chiara Meccariello (University of Göttingen): “Arsinoe among the Nymphs: Myth, History and Power in School Texts from Ptolemaic Egypt”

34) Marion Meyer (University of Vienna): “Shaping History: The Case of the Tyrannicides and the Marathonomachoi”

35)   Kristen Millions (University of Oxford): “Myth, History, and the Indomitable In-Between: How Mythology has shaped Thessalian History and Archaeology”

36) Orestes Mitintzis (King’s College London): “The Macedonian Foundation Myth and the Creation of Identities: A Post-Colonial Critique”

37)  Ioannis Mitsios (University of Athens): “Mythical History and Historical Myths on the Acropolis of Athens: The Case of the Erechtheion”

38) William Owens (Ohio University): “Mythos, Logos, Love, Slavery in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe

39) Manolis Pagkalos (University of Leicester): “Myth, History and Politics: Exploring the Role of the Past in Hellenistic Peloponnesos”

40) Athina Papachrysostomou (University of Patras): “Nectanebo II and Philip II in Mythic Disguise: Comedy’s Burlesque of History”

41) Michael Paschalis (University of Crete): “The Interplay of Historical and Mythical Narrative Inside and Outside Roman epic”

42) András Patay-Horváth (Eötvös Loránd University): “Pelops and the Peloponnese: A Longstanding Rationalization and its Critique”

43) Théo Polychronis (Aix-Marseille University): “Βραχέως τε καὶ τοῖς χρόνοις οὐκ ἀκριβῶς ἐπεμνήσθη (Thuc. I 97) or Hellanicos’ and Thucydides’ Conflicting Concepts of Myth and History”

44) Anna Potamiti (University of Patras): “Popular Histories”

45)  Jordi Redondo (University of Valencia): “The Herodotean Myth on the Origin of the Scythians”

46)  Sandra Lúcia Rodrigues da Rocha (University of Brasília): “Myth, History, and Argumentation in Demosthenes’ On the False Embassy

47) Stefano Rozzi (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt): “Religio Instrumentum Belli: The Perspective of a General”

48) Paolo Daniele Scirpo (University of Athens): “Ηiero II’s Propaganda Policy in his Kingdom”

49) Richard Seaford (University of Exeter): “The Introduction of the Mother of the Gods at Athens: History or Myth?”

50) Gesthimani Seferiadi (University of Patras): “The end of Trachiniae: Intentional Silence or Innocent Omission?”

51) Chiara Di Serio (University of Rome): “Marginal Remarks on the Concept of ‘Time of Origins’ in Classical Greek Culture”

52) Manolis Spanakis (University of Cyprus): “ὑμετέρη ἀρχῆθεν γενεή: Intertwining the Mythical Past with the Historical Present in Rhianus’ Epic Fragments”

53) Kerasia Stratiki (Hellenic Open University): “Mythical History and Historical Myth in Pausanias’ Periegesis: The Case of the Foundation of the polis of Patras”

54) Ariadni Tatti – Eleni Alexandri – Stergiani Tzirvitsi (University of Ioannina): “Hiketeia and Asylia in Ancient Greek Mythical and Political Thought”

55) Mark Thatcher (Boston College): “Myth at the Foundation: Building Identities in Magna Graecia”

56) Chris Trinacty (Oberlin College): “Cyclical Time and History in Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones

57) Zoe Tsiami (University of Thessaly): “Before the Resurrection: Literary Representations of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Repose inside the Apocryphal Gospels”

58) Alexandros Velaoras (University of Patras): “Myth and History in the Court of Archelaus”

59) Giuseppe Zanetto (University of Milano): “Let me tell you an ancient deed, of the distant past: The Epic Hero as a historian