Post Scriptum?Questioning the Status of Greek and Latin Literature in Late Antiquity
University of Edinburgh
Saturday, April 17, 2010
George Wells Knight House
104 E. 15th Avenue
Schedule of Events:
9:00-9:30 Coffee, Bagels, and Conversation
9:30-10:15 Opening Speaker: "Things are more like they are now than they ever have been: The Belatedness of Late Antiquity"
Anthony Kaldellis (The Ohio State University)
10:15-10:45 "Headed to Hell in a Handbasket: Depictions of Tartarus in Early Christian Hymns"
Robin McGill (Brown University)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 "The Sword, the Spear, and the Stylus: Procopius and Military Historiography"
Charles Bartlett (New York University)
11:30-12:00 "Cosmological Civic History from Plato to Augustine: Timaeus-Critias and City of God 11-22"
David DeVore (University of California, Berkeley)
1:30-2:00 Exigua Monumenta: Secondary Poetics and the Late Antique Verse Summaries of Vergil's Aeneid
Christopher Polt (University of North Carolina)
2:00-2:30 "Textus Sacrilegus: The De Raptu Proserpinae and the Construction of Latin Poetry."
Aaron Pelttari (Cornell University)
2:30-3:00 "Days of Future Past: Quintus of Smyrna on Past and Present"
Vincent Tomasso (Stanford University)
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Keynote Address:
"Writing the History of Later Latin Literature"
Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh)