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Labor imperfectus: Unfinished, Incomplete, Partial Texts in Classical Antiquity
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022 
Université Aristote de Thessalonique - Thessalonique
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Information signalée par Stavros Frangoulidis

Labor imperfectus:

Unfinished, Incomplete, Partial Texts in Classical Antiquity

Thessaloniki, 27-29 June


Monday 27 June

10.00 Franco Montanari (Genova) and Antonios Rengakos (Thessalοniki): Welcome & Opening Address

10.15 Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille) and Marco Formisano (Ghent): Introduction

10.30-12.00 Panel 1: Constitutive Unfinishedness Chair: Theodore D. Papanghelis (Thessaloniki)

Fabio Tutrone (Palermo): “Relativizing Unfinishedness: Lucretian Textuality and Epicurean Therapy”

Philip Hardie (Cambridge): “Statius Achilleid. How to Break Off a *carmen perpetuum*”

Rita Marchese (Palermo): “Sed redeo ad formulam (Cic. Off. 3.20). Completezza e imperfezione nell'ultimo Cicerone”

14.00-18.00 Panel 2: Reading Incompleteness Chair: Kathryn Gutzwiller (Cincinnati)

Evina Sistakou (Thessaloniki): “How to Read Callimachus' Aetia and Hecale?”

Myrto Garani (Athens): “How to Walk Along a Pioneer's Fragmentary Track: Theophrastus' Meteorological Studies?”

Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille): “How to Read Hyginus' Fabulae: Theories and Practices”

Chair: Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (Macquarie)

Giusto Picone (Palermo): “Lo specchio infranto. La laus imperfecta nel De clementia di Seneca”

Evangelos Karakasis (Thessaloniki): “Calp. 6 and Eisn. 1. Lost Endings (?) and the Neronian Pastoral-dissimulatio”

John F. Miller (Virginia): “Revisiting Closure in Ovid's Fasti”

Giulia Sissa (UCLA): “Platonic Endings and their Modern Echoes”

Tuesday 28 June

9.30-12.00 Panel 3: The Fragment as Work Chair: David Konstan (New York University)

Kathryn Gutzwiller (Cincinnati): “The Aesthetics of Ordering and Reordering in Greek Epigram Anthologies”

Craig Williams (Illinois): “Fragments of Roman Sexuality in Petronius' Satyricon: Cinaedi, Fratres, and Others”

Chair: Giulia Sissa (UCLA)

Sylvie Thorel (Lille): “Inachever une œuvre: lecture de Fragments d'un discours amoureux”

Marco Formisano (Ghent): “‘This City Will Always Pursue You'. Rutilius Namatianus' Impossible Return”

14.00-15.30 Panel 4: Completing the Incomplete Chair: Philip Hardie (Cambridge)

David Konstan (New York): “Finishing Iphigenia in Aulis”

Stavros Frangoulidis (Thessaloniki): “Seneca's Phoenissae: In Search of an Ending”

Andrew Zissos (Irvine): “Intertextual Foreclosure: Reflections on the Missing Conclusion to Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica”

16:00-18.00 Panel 5: The Never Ending (Hi)story Chair: Franco Montanari (Genova)

Richard Hunter (Cambridge): “The End of the Odyssey: labor imperfectus?”

Gianfranco Agosti (Rome): “How to End an Endless Poem: The Case of Nonnus' Dionysiaca”

Bettina Reitz-Joosse (Groningen): “Tacitus's Annals and Gustav Freytag's Die verlorene Handschrift”

Francesca Cadel (Calgary): “War as a Permanent Civil War after World War II: The Unfinished of History in Pasolini's Petrolio”

Wednesday 29 June

9.30-12.30 Panel 6: Imagining the Incomplete Chair: Craig Williams (Illinois)

Laura Jansen (Bristol): “Literatura incompleta: Borges' Classics Between World and Universe”

Paolo Felice Sacchi (Pavia): “Arrhythmic Historiography and Lost Letters: Fulgentius's De aetatibus mundi et hominis”

Chair: Sylvie Thorel (Lille)

Stéphanie Dord-Crouslé (Lyon): “Remettre en mouvement un roman inachevé: l'agenceur de «seconds volumes possibles» du projet Bouvard”

Richard Thomas (Harvard): “‘The finishin' end is at hand': Odds and Ends from the Bob Dylan Archive”

Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille) and Marco Formisano (Ghent): Closing remarks

Lieu de la manifestation : Thessaloniki, Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA), September 3rd Avenue, University Campus:
Organisation : Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Marco Formisano, Antonios Rengakos, Stavros Frangoulidis
Contact : frango[at]



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