Poetic Language and Religion in Greece and Rome

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Poetic Language and Religion in Greece and Rome


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Date limite : 27 novembre 2011



We welcome paper proposals for the Conference on «Poetic Language and Religion in Greece and Rome», organized by the Research Group on Classical Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. A maximum of 20 proposals will be included in the Conference programme.

Studies on the ‘Indogermanische Dichtersprache' (‘Indo-European poetic language') have proved fruitful thanks to the successful combined application of philological and linguistic methods when researching the spiritual background of ancient peoples, especially in Greece and Rome. This Conference intends to benefit from this methodological tradition to incorporate the new approaches to the analysis and exegesis of poetic texts, as privileged bearers of the religious thought of Greece and Rome.

Our aim is to join researchers in the fields of classical studies and linguistics to discuss key issues such as:

- The Indo-European poetic language and its reflection in the Greek and Roman context.
- Phonic, rhythmic and lexical elements in Greek and Latin poetry: its religious character.
- Greek and Latin poetic genres: religious origins and developments.
- The interrelation of literary expression, religion and thought.
- Overlapping of related areas: elements of poetry in the Greco-Roman magic.

Keynote speakers [provisional titles]:

José Luis García Ramón (University of Cologne): «Religious Onomastics in Greece and Italy and Indoeuropean Poetic Language»
Manuel Garcia Teijeiro (University of Valladolid): «The Language of the Gods and of the Ghosts»
Alex Hardie (University of Edinborough): «Eastern Muses»
Emilio Suárez de la Torre (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): «Poetic Language or Religious Language? On the Interplay of Poetry and Ritual in Ancient Greece»

Communications should not exceed 25-30 min. We welcome abstracts addressing, among other topics:

- Survival of formulas of the Indo-European poetic language
- Poetic language and religious language
- The language of magic and the language of poetry
- Poetic and prophetic language
- Characterization of Greek and Roman cultic poetry
- Greek and Roman poetry on religious antiques
- The possibility of secular poetry in Greece and Rome

Titles and abstracts (about 200 words) should be sent to J. V. García Trabazo [josevirgilio.garcia AT usc.es] or A. Ruiz Pérez [angel.ruiz AT usc.es] before 27 November 2011. Answers on the acceptance of paper proposals before 01.20.2012. The fee will be €40 (€20 for undergraduates)

Postal address and Conference Venue:
Departamento de Latin y Griego
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN.



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