SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM > Invited speakers

The Organization Committee has established a list of 17 panels and has invited the 34 guest speakers (two for each panel) who will deliver the opening and closing speeches of each panel. In order to choose those speakers, who are all scholars of high reputation, the Committee has tried to find a proper balance between sub-fields within classical studies, geographical provenance, and gender.



1. Ecdotica : current trends in the edition and criticism of the classics
             • epistemology of classical scholarship
             • editing fragmentary texts

Nigel Wilson (Oxford,UK)
Brigitte Mondrain (Paris, France) see also Panel 6
Danuta Shanzer (Vienna, Austria)
2. New prospects and research tools in the language, grammar and syntax of the classical texts
Ineke Sluiter (Leiden, The Netherlands)

3. NVMERI INNVMERI « numberless numbers » : music and meter in the classical world
Kiichiro Itsumi  (Tokyo, Japan)

Fabio Vergara (Pelotas, Brazil)

4. Intertextuality—intergenericity—subliterarity

Benjamin Acosta Hugues (Ohio State University, USA)
Marek Wecowski (Warsaw, Poland)

5. The writing of history : ancient and modern views and practices

John Marincola (Florida State University, USA)
Andrea Giardina  (Firenze, Italy)

6. Technai : Rhetoric, technical languages and sciences in the ancient world

Brigitte Mondrain (Paris, France) see also Panel 1
Laurent Pernot (Strasbourg, France)

7. New texts, new readings, new corpora

Dirk Obbink (Oxford, UK)
Christian Brockmann (Hambourg, Germany)

8. The reception of classical literature from ancient to modern times :
             • Canonic texts : definitions, history, uses
             • Modern readings of classical texts

Simon Goldhill (Cambridge, UK)
Tarsicio Herrera Zapién (University of Mexico, Mexico)

9. The business world

Jean-Jacques Aubert (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
Lisa Kallet (Oxford, UK)

10. Ancient empires and imperialism

Phiroze Vasunia (Reading, UK)
Janneke de Jong (Ütrecht, The Netherlands)
11. Creating political opinion
Francisco Pina Polo (Zaragoza, Spain)
Victoria Wohl (Toronto, Canada)

12. Leges publicae et sacrae

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Liège, Belgium)
Dario Mantovani (Pavia, Italy)

13. Approaching and visualizing the Divine

Olga Palagia (Athens, Greece)
Emilio Suárez de la Torre (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

14. The teaching of philosophy in classical Antiquity

Thomas Schirren (Salzbourg, Austria)
Ricardo Salles (University of Mexico, Mexico)

15. Rejecting or integrating alien wisdoms

Maurizio Bettini (Sienna, Italy)
Mireille Hadas-Lebel (Paris, France)

16. Gender studies obviously

Thomas Späth (Berne, Switzerland)
Eva Stehle (University of Maryland, USA)

17.  Archeology and texts : idyll or ordeal ?
David Petrain (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Pierre Gros (Aix-Marseille, France)
Jean-Paul Demoule (Paris, France)






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