CULTURE IN PIECES: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PETER PARSONS

20-23rd September 2006

Tentative programme (revised Jan 2006)

Wednesday, 20th September
Thursday, 21st September
Friday, 22nd September
Saturday, 23rd September

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Wednesday, 20 September
Upper Library, Christ Church

  1600: M.L. West (All Souls College, Oxford), ‘Pindar and his Forerunners’
 1700: D. Obbink (Christ Church, Oxford), ‘Vanishing Conjecture: the recovery of lost books from Aristotle to Eco’
 1800-
1930:
Drinks reception open to all attending (Friend Room, Christ Church)
 1930: Dinner (residents and speakers, plus registered non-residents)

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Thursday, 21st September
Oriel, Harris Lecture Theatre

 0915: H.G. Nesselrath (Göttingen), ‘Menander and his rivals: new light from the comic adespota on papyri?’
 1015: E. W. Handley (Cambridge), ‘The rediscovery of Menander’
  Coffee
 1145: C. Austin (Cambridge), ‘“My Daughter and Her Dowry” (Smikrines in Men. Epitr.)’
  Lunch (Christ Church)
 1415: S. R. West (Oxford), ‘The papyri of Herodotus’
 1500: N. Gonis (Oxford), ‘Papyrology and Greek poetry in Late Antiquity and Beyond’
  Tea
 1630: A. S. Hollis (Oxford), ‘Greek Letters in Hellenistic Bactria’
 1730: Chr. Riedweg (Zürich and Rome), ‘Alexander of Aphrodisias, De Providentia: Greek fragments and Arabic versions’
 1930: Dinner (residents and speakers, plus registered non-residents

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Friday, 22nd September
Oriel, Harris Lecture Theatre

 0915: M. A. Harder (Groningen, The Netherlands), ‘More Facts from Fragments’
 1015: G. Massimilla (University Federico II, Naples), ‘Fragmentary Thoughts on Callimachus’ Aetia
 Coffee
 1145:S. Stephens (Stanford), ‘On Board the Argo’
  Lunch (Christ Church)
 1415:M. Winterbottom (Oxford), ‘Thoughts on ancient prose rhythm: the story of the dichoree’
 1500:R. Hunter (Cambridge), ‘The Reputation of Callimachus’
  Tea
 1700:R.B. Rutherford (Oxford), ‘The Use and Abuse of Irony’
 1900:Drinks Reception, followed by Banquet

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Saturday, 23rd September
Christ Church, Upper Library

 0930: G.O. Hutchinson (Oxford), ‘Telling Tales: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Callimachus’
 1030:A. Henrichs (Harvard), ‘Missing Pages: Papyrology, Genre and the Greek Novel’
 Coffee (Christ Church, Freind Room) and dispersal

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