3. Hellenistic Bibliography
5. Conférences, workshops
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Prof. Christophe Cusset
Evina Sistakou : "Fragments of an Imaginary Past: Strategies of Mythical Narration in Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Aitia" (as an electronic offprint), published in Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica 137, 2009, pp. 380-401.
A new version of the Hellenistic Bibliography is available
• Poochigian, Aaron (ed., trans., comm.). Aratus: Phaenomena. Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. xxxi, 72 p. $25.00 (pb). ISBN 9780801894664.
• Annette Harder (à paraître en novembre 2010), Callimachus. Aetia.
ISBN 978 0 19 958101 1325 p.
Callimachus’Aetia, written in Alexandria in the third century BC, was an important and influential poem which inspired many later Greek and Latin poets. Papyrus finds show that it was widely read until late antiquity and perhaps well into the Byzantine period. Eventually the work was lost, but thanks to many quotations by ancient authors and substantial papyrus finds a considerable part of it has now been recovered. The aim of the present volumes is to make the Aetia newly accessible to readers. Volume 1 comprises an introduction dealing with matters such as the work’s composition, contents, date, literary aspects, and its function in the cultural and historical context of third-century BC Alexandria, and a text of all the fragments of the Aetia with a translation and critical apparatus ; while Volume 2 presents a detailed commentary, including introductions to the separate aetiological stories.
• "Opportunities for Interdisciplinarity in Hellenistic Scholarship". Hellenistic workshop in Waterloo,Canada in December.
• "Hellenistic Court" conference in Edinburgh/ February 2011
Edinburgh, Friday 25th - Sunday 27th February
Sheila Ager (Waterloo), ‘Ptolemaic Royal Weddings’
Kostas Buraselis (Athens), ‘Beyond and inside the polis. Aspects of recruitment and
synthesis of Hellenistic court and society’
Laurent Capdetrey (Poitiers), ‘The Seleucid Court, the King and the Territory:
integration and disintegration’
Livia Capponi (Newcastle), 'Jews at the court of Ptolemy Philometor'
Paola Ceccarelli (Durham), ‘Protocols of communication in the Seleucid kingdom’
Altay Coşkun (Waterloo), ‘The lesser courts in Asia Minor’
Riemer Faber (Waterloo), ‘Representations of Courts in Augustan Poetry’
Danielle Fatkin (Knox), ‘Purity, Power, and the Invention of the Hasmonean Bathing
Erich Gruen (UC Berkeley), ‘Hellenistic Court Patronage and the Non-Greek World’
Craig Hardiman (Waterloo), ‘Court-ing the Public: The Attalid Court and Domestic
J. W. van Henten (Amsterdam) and Helen Bond (Edinburgh), ‘Women at Herod’s
Maria Kopsacheili (Oxford), ‘The Hellenistic Palace and the Ideology of the Court’
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Edinburgh), ‘Hellenistic Courts and their Antecedents: Persia
Alan Lloyd (Swansea), ‘'The Ptolemaic Court: a Tale of Two Cultures’
Peter Franz Mittag (Köln), ‘Seleucid Kings and their Courtiers’
Janett Morgan (Royal Holloway London), ‘At Home with Royalty: Constructing the
Daniel Ogden (Exeter), 'Hellenistic Dynastic Murder: Traditions and Protocols’
Kevin Osterloh (Miami), ‘From Common Benefactor to Protector of the Human Race:
Rome in the Eyes of the Judean Court’
Olga Palagia (Athens), ‘The royal court in ancient Macedonia: evidence from art and
Ivana Petrovic (Durham), ‘Callimachus' gods and the Ptolemaic royal family: models
Ivana Savalli-Lestrade (Paris), ‘Bios aulikos. The Multiple Ways of Life of Courtiers
in the Hellenistic Age’
Daniel Selden (UC Santa Cruz), ‘Reading the Rosetta Stone: Language, Literacy, and
Power at the Ptolemaic Court’
Rolf Strootman (Utrecht), ‘Approaching the Hellenistic Court’
Susan Stephens (Stanford), ‘Ethnic Ideologies of the Ptolemaic Court’
Dorothy Thompson (Cambridge), ‘Outside the capital: the Ptolemaic court and
Shane Wallace (Edinburgh), ‘Macedon and the friends of the king’