Hyblaea avena. Reception of Theocritus in Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Imperial and Early Modern Period

Pipes being handed down from one shepherd to another in the tradition of music making can easily be imagined as a scenario in real life, whether in ancient times or today. And indeed, some pipes from antiquity are still in use 2000 years later, at least metaphorically speaking. Easy to track are the ones Theocritus used in creating the genre of pastoral poetry with idyllic landscapes and characters that seem to be transported from their real life duties and dialogues into the realm of verses. His pipes are depicted as the instrument of the predecessor offered to a poet of a new era and language in Virgil’s 10th eclogue (Verg. ecl. 10,51: carmina pastoris Siculi modulabor avena), and are from there given to another even later poet in Theocritus’ and Virgil’s footsteps, Calpurnius Siculus (Calp. 4,62f.: Tityrus hanc [sc. fistulam] habuit, cecinit qui primus in istis / montibus Hyblaea modulabile carmen avena).

DATE: 15-16/11/2018

LOCATION: Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany)

ORGANIZER: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Weise (Bergische Universität Wuppertal); Anne-Elisabeth Beron, M.A. (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

INFO: weise@uni-wuppertal.de – beron@uni-wuppertal.de

2 PhD positions in the field of Hellenistic festival culture

We are pleased to announce 2 PhD positions in the field of Hellenistic festival culture, at the University of Groningen, starting 1 February, 2019.
Application deadline is 9 September, 2018 before midnight (Dutch time). For details, also on how to apply, see the announcement:
A third related PhD project on Rome-oriented cults and festivals will soon be advertised separately as part of the Anchoring Innovation research initiative of the Dutch National Research School in Classical Studies – OIKOS – https://www.ru.nl/oikos/anchoring-innovation/
More information on the projects may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/connectinggreeks
contact via Prof. O.M. van Nijf: o.m.van.nijf@rug.nl  or Dr. C.G. Williamson: c.g.williamson@rug.nl

Kind regards,

Dr. Christina Williamson
Asst. Professor Ancient History
University of Groningen
P.O. Box 716 | 9700AS Groningen | NETHERLANDS

The Epigrams of Crinagoras of Mytilene

Maria Ypsilanti

ISBN-13: 978-0199565825
ISBN-10: 0199565821
Oxford University Press – 536 pages
Relatively little is known of the life of Crinagoras of Mytilene: a Greek epigrammatist and diplomat who lived between the first centuries BC and AD, he was despatched to Rome as part of the embassies to Julius Caesar and Octavian, was held in high regard by his contemporaries, and divided his life between his home of Mytilene and the centre of the Roman Empire, where he was acquainted with the family of the emperor Augustus. Much of the detail we have to flesh out this brief account comes from his poems, which, in keeping with the genre, draw extensively on his personal experience and on the events of the day to provide a key source for the circumstances of his life. They are also eloquent and dynamic in their own right, and as a corpus they cover a wide thematic range: many were inspired by contemporary political or military events or by personal experiences, observations, or contemplation, though they also include several sepulchral epigrams concerning the deaths of persons the poet knew, and many which were composed as notes to be sent with gifts to friends or acquaintances.

This new edition collects together all fifty-one of the surviving epigrams which have come down to us as part of the Greek Anthology. Presented here in a new critical text alongside engaging English translations, they are analysed in detail in an incisive introduction and exegetic word-by-word commentary, both as individual poems and as part of the corpus as a whole. With discussion throughout covering not only textual and stylistic matters, but also literary and historical context and Crinagoras’ place within his social and cultural milieu, this edition provides a guide to the life and work of this understudied poet which is both authoritative and accessible.

The Poets of Alexandria

Susan A. Stephens

9781848858794. –  192 pages
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd

Alexandria was the greatest of the new cities founded by Alexander the Great as his armies swept eastward. It was ruled by his successors, the Ptolemies, who presided over one of the richest and most productive periods in the whole of Greek literature. Susan A Stephens here reveals a cultural world in transition: reverential of the compositions of the past (especially after construction of the great library, repository for all previous Greek oeuvres), but at the same time forward-looking and experimental, willing to make use of previous forms of writing in exciting new ways. The author examines Alexandria’s poets in turn. She discusses the strikingly avant-garde Aetia of Callimachus; the idealized pastoral forms of Theocritus (which anticipated the invention of fiction); and the neo-Homerian epic of Apollonius, the Argonautica, with its impressive combination of narrative grandeur and psychological acuity. She shows that all three poets were innovators, even while they looked to the past for inspiration: drawing upon Homer, Hesiod, Pindar and the lyric poets, they emphasized stories and material that were entirely relevant to their own progressive cosmopolitan environment.

Susan A Stephens is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Stanford University. Her books include Seeing Double: Intercultural Poetics in Ptolemaic Alexandria (2003), Callimachus in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets (with Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, 2012) and Callimachus: The Hymns (2015).

Letteratura e intervisualità fra Grecia e Roma – Literature and intervisuality in Greece and Rome (II)

12-13 June 2018 – Università degli Studi di Milano – Via Festa del Perdono 7 Sala Malliani

Martedì 12 giugno. // Presiede: Giuseppe Zanetto

ore 14.00: Saluti istituzionali: A. D’Agostino (Direttore del Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici)

ore 14.30: P. Cesaretti (Università di Bergamo) : ‘L’ottava meraviglia del mondo, ovvero Santa Sofia di Costantinopoli tra descrizione e narrazione’

ore 15.00: B. Daskas (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow): ‘Iconografie della chiesa dei Santi Apostoli a Costantinopoli fra IX e XII secolo’

ore 15.30-16.00: discussione

ore 16.30: A. Canobbio (Università di Pavia): ‘Le ville di Plinio il Giovane tra realtà fisica e immagine retorica’

ore 17.00: F. Lubian (Liceo classico “G. Zanella”, Schio – Università di Padova): ‘Maiestate potens muneribusque opulens: intervisualità e intertestualità degli edifici sacri nel Peristephanon di Prudenzio’

ore 17.30: A. Raschieri (Università di Milano): ‘Scrittura, oggetti e luoghi: incroci intervisuali in Isidoro di Siviglia’

ore 18.00-18.30: discussione

Mercoledì 13 giugno. // Presiede: Massimo Gioseffi

ore 9.15: E. Esposito (Università di Potenza): ‘Words and Pictures: letteratura e arti figurative in epoca ellenistica’

ore 9.45: É. Prioux (Université Paris Nanterre): ‘L’élégie du tatouage et les fantasmes artistiques ultraviolents d’un poète du IIIe s. avant J.-C.’

ore 10.15: L. Floridi (Università di Milano): ‘Luc. DMar. 14: Perseo e Andromeda tra intertestualità e intervisualità’

ore 10.45-11.15: discussione

ore 11.30: S. Harrison (Università di Oxford): ‘Mythological images in Horace’s Odes: intervisual possibilities’

ore 12.00: A. Stramaglia (Università di Bari): ‘Fra testo e immagine: una raccolta di novelle nella Roma di Augusto’

ore 12.45-13.15: discussione e chiusura del lavori

Please feel free to get in touch for any informationlucia.floridi@unimi.itmassimo.gioseffi@unimi.itpaola.moretti@unimi.itnicola.pace@unimi.it;amedeo.raschieri@unimi.itgiuseppe.zanetto@unimi.it

Culture and Ideology under the Seleucids: an Interdisciplinary Approach

Call for papers

Culture and Ideology under the Seleucids: an Interdisciplinary Approach
29-31 March 2019
 Macquarie University, Sydney

The conference seeks to bring together historians, archaeologists, epigraphists and other scholars interested in the cultural ideologies that shaped the character of Seleucid rulership from its foundation to its end. The renewed interest in Seleucid studies in the past two decades, anticipated by Andreas Mehl and his Seleukos Nikator und sein Reich (1986), has certainly restored its early obscure scholarly profile as a dynasty that spiraled into decline soon after the death of its founder (E.R. Bevan, 1902, The House of Seleucus, 1.76). More recently, the appreciation and sensitivity of the Seleucids to the cultural symbols and traditions of the regions they ruled has attracted significant scholarly attention (for example, see D. Ogden, The Legend of Seleucus, 2017; K. Erickson, “Seleucus I, Zeus and Alexander,” in Every Inch a King, 2013 and id. “Apollo-Nabû: the Babylonian Policy of Antiochus I,” in Seleucid Dissolution, 2011; N. Wright, Divine Kings and Sacred Spaces, 2012; P.A. Beaulieu, “Nabû and Apollo: the Two Faces of Seleucid Religious Policy,” in Orient und Okzident in hellenistischer Zeit, 2014; P.J. Kosmin, “Seeing Double in Seleucid Babylonia,” in Patterns of the Past, 2014).
Equally, Seleucid archaeology has made huge strides, not only in the Levant, Turkey and Central Asia, but also in Syria and Mesopotamia; as the 2018 SCS “New Directions in Seleucid Archaeology” panel showcased, “Numerous surveys and excavations that have been initiated in the last 5-10 years in Iraq and the Gulf are producing great quantities of material of Seleucid date.”
We now think it is time to enrich the scholarly debate on the Seleucids by inviting voices from all disciplines studying the Seleucid phenomenon to contribute to it. Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order) include:
Paul-Alain Beaulieu (Toronto)
Andreas Mehl (Halle-Wittenberg)
Rachel Mairs (Reading)
Daniel Ogden (Exeter)
Stefan Pfeiffer (Halle-Wittenberg)
Our aim is to initiate an interdisciplinary network of scholars interested in the Hellenistic successors and their regimes so that this conference can be repeated every two years in universities across the world and pave new lines of communication and new research agendas across disciplines. The Seleucids were proud of their mixed cultural background and therefore, to be able to appreciate them we need to expand our lenses of studying them.
Individuals or thematic panel representatives are invited to submit their abstracts to Eva.Anagnostou-Laoutides@mq.edu.au by July 29, 2018.

The Materiality of Hellenistic Ruler Cults

This two-day event is part of an ongoing research project: Practicalities of Hellenistic Ruler Cults (PHRC). PHRC investigates Greek ritual practice as addressed to political leaders in the Hellenistic world, from Alexander to Augustus.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 31/05-01/06/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Université de Liège, 7 Place du Vingt Août, Bâtiment A, Salle de l’Horlôg,  (Liège, Belgium)


INFO: WEB – ste.caneva@gmail.com




Thursday 31 May

8.30 – 9.00: Welcome

9.00 – 9.15: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège), “Introduction”

First session: “Media, supports, and circulation”

Chair: – Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France – ULiège)

9.15 – 10.00: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège), “L’importance de la matérialité. Le rôle des petits autels, plaques et bases inscrits dans la compréhension des cultes pour les souverains”

10.00 – 10.45: Stefan Pfeiffer (Universität Halle), “What do offerings and libations for the king in Egyptian temples mean? Remarks on the correlation of the hyper-formula and the cult in Egyptian temples”

11.00 – 11.45: Olga Palagia (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), “Cult statues of the Ptolemies and the Attalids”

11.45 – 12.30: Anna Bertelli (Università di Padova), “Heroized citizens and divine rulers: Differences and comparisons between their cult places”

Second session: “Ritual space and practice”

Chair: Yann Berthelet (ULiège)

14.30 – 15.15: Rolf Strootman (Universiteit Utrecht) – Christina Williamson (Universiteit Groningen), “Creating a Royal Landscape: Hekatomnid Use of Sacred Sites in Fourth-Century Karia”

15.45 – 16.00: Mario Paganini (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), “Ruler Cult in Private Settings: The Gymnasia and Associations of Hellenistic Egypt”

16.15 – 17.00: Zoé Pitz (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège), “Le choix des animaux sacrificiels dans les cultes des souverains et bienfaiteurs hellénistiques”

17.00 – 17.45: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège), “Incense in Hellenistic ruler cults”

Friday 1st June

Third session: “Agency and Funding”

Chair: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège)

9.15 – 10.15: Panagiotis Iossif (Belgian School at Athens – Radboud University) – Catharine Lorber (American Numismatic Society) “Who pays the bill? Monetary aspects of royal cult in the Seleucid and Ptolemaic kingdoms”

10.15 – 10.45: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège) – Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France – ULiège), “Conclusions”

Workshop: “Religion grecque, épigraphie et humanités numériques à l’ULiège”

11.00 – 12.00: Stefano Caneva (F.R.S.-FNRS – ULiège) – Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France – ULiège), “Religion et épigraphie grecques à la rencontre des humanités numériques. Présentation des projets Collection of Greek Ritual Norms (CGRN) et Practicalities of Hellenistic Ruler Cults (PHRC)”

Ἀρχή and origo: The Power of Origins

Call for papers

Ἀρχή and origo: The Power of Origins

(Newcastle University, 2-4 May, 2019)

Origins have a particular power. Arguments referring back to the first beginnings and relating them to the present tend to be especially attractive. When we’re in a new place or confronted with new phenomena, we have a natural urge to learn about their origins. Stories of this kind – the so-called aitia – can convey a sense of education, of venerable antiquity, of continuity, of religious awe, or they can just be entertaining. In any case, they are as prominent nowadays as they were in antiquity.

In this interdisciplinary conference we want to shed light on the fascination with origins from different perspectives: how is the power of origins employed in historiography, in literature ancient and modern, in art, in religious contexts, in philosophy, or in political debate? We are interested in exploring a wide range of case studies, in order to reflect on our overarching question: what is it that holds the different forms of aitia together? How can we understand this phenomenon in general terms? What is it that makes the origin such a fascinating and powerful form of discourse?

The papers can focus on areas as diverse as rites / cult, language, ktisis-literature, inventions, religion, philosophy, travel literature, toponymics and onomastics et al. Possible overarching questions may include, but are by no means limited to the following:

  • how does aetiology work as a creative process that collapses temporal categories (present/ past) or forges the past by explaining the present from the past?
  • What are the aesthetics involved in creating an origin in different media?
  • Which cognitive patterns are involved in this process?
  • Which forms can the fascination with origins take?
  • What do we know about the temporal and the philosophical notion of ἀρχή?
  • Which role do rationalising tendencies play in the aetiological discourse?

If you are interested in participating, we would ask you to send us an abstract of circa 250 words by June 15, 2018. We would like to circulate the papers one month in advance of the conference and envision a 45 min. session per participant, in which she/he will summarize the pre-circulated paper in 10 mins., with 35 mins. of discussion to follow. An application for funding to cover (part of) the travel and lodging expenses is pending, but participants are also encouraged to enquire for funding options at their home institutions. We envision the possibility of publication.

Please send your abstracts to Athanassios Vergados (athanassios.vergados@newcastle.ac.uk) and Anke Walter (anke.walter@newcastle.ac.uk) by June 15, 2018.


Technepopoiia: between Greek technical poetry and treatises in verse

Call for papers

Although dramatic, lyric, and narrative epic poetry have always been prominent within the main view of what Greek poetry is about, many works do not fit easily within these categories. The poetry of Aratus, the pharmacological poems of Nicander, the elegy of Andromachus, the Oppians’ poems on hunting, fishing and animal wildlife, the geographical poetry of Dionysius of Alexandria: these texts operate on the cusp of art and technicalities, of literature and the preservation and presentation of knowledge. Whereas traditionally they have been labelled didactic poetry, following in the tradition of Hesiod, this didactic frame is only part of what characterises these texts. They challenge traditional ideas about what good poetry should look like, and invite us to think about the distinction between poets venturing into technical subject and specialists expressing themselves in verse. Is poetry merely a convenient vehicle for the preservation of knowledge, or does art serve a more aesthetic purpose? 

This conference, to be held in Soeterbeeck on 12 July 2018 (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) aims to approach such technical poetry from different viewpoints: as art and as expression of knowledge.

We are particularly interested in scholars working on medical verse (Nicander, Numenius, Andromachus, Marcellus, Damocrates, Carmen de viribus), geographical poetry (Dionysius Periegetes, ps.-Scymnus), astronomical epic (Aratus, ps.-Manetho), poetry on fishing and hunting (the Oppians), the Lithica, and contiguous poems (didactic or technical epigrams, poetry on math etc.).

Questions that may be relevant:

  • is the label ‘didactic poetry’ suitable for all these diverging poems?
  • was presentation in verse aimed at popularizing (contemporary) science?
  • what is the relation between learning, leisure and pleasure as expressed or suggested by these poems?
  • what sort of contexts can we imagine for the presentation of such technical poetry?
  • what is the relation between e.g. medical poetry and medical prose?
  • what is the relation between formal aspects (framing, metre, generic conventions) and contents?
  • to what extent can one distinguish between between scholars writing poetry and poets presenting technical or scholarly knowledge?

Those interested in presenting a paper of ca. 30 minutes are invited to submit a short abstract (with title) of 250 words before 10 May 2018.

This conference is is made possible by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Accommodation is covered; full or partial funding of travel costs is negotiable depending on availability of resources. For further information please contact Floris Overduin (f.overduin@let.ru.nl).

Dr. Floris Overduin

Universitair Docent Oudgrieks

Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur (GLTC)

Radboud Universiteit – Faculteit der Letteren

Erasmusplein 1, kamer E 5.20

Postbus 9103

NL-6500 HD Nijmegen

+ 31 (0)24 –361 6056




The Materiality of Hellenistic Ruler Cults

31 May – 1st June 2018

Université de Liège, Belgium.

Contributors include: S. Caneva, S. Pfeiffer, O. Palagia, A. Bertelli, R. Strootman, Ch. Williamson, M. Paganini, Z. Pitz, P. Iossif, C. Lorber, B. Dignas, and V. Pirenne-Delforge

The programme will soon be available.

This two-day event is part of an ongoing research project: Practicalities of Hellenistic Ruler Cults (PHRC). PHRC investigates Greek ritual practice as addressed to political leaders in the Hellenistic world, from Alexander to Augustus.

At a further level of the project development, a website will provide free access to XML-encoded, semantically annotated editions of a growing number of relevant Greek inscriptions, starting from the Aegean islands, Asia Minor, and Cyprus. Each text will be accompanied by an English commentary and by multilingual translations (English, Italian, French). Direct links to many internal and external authority lists will also be available, to make PHRC a useful e-tool for students and researchers. All the project-produced material is released with a free license CC-BY-SA 4.0 International.

For those interested in the development of the projet and in sharing news about relevant publications and events, a fb page @PHRCsocial has been created.
Stefano Caneva

La rhétorique du petit dans l’épigramme grecque et latine

Actes du colloque de Strasbourg (26-27 mai 2015)
Édités par Céline Urlacher-Becht et Doris Meyer
2018, 336 p., br. – 39 €


ISBN : 978-2-7018-0523-8                        http://www.deboccard.com

La thématique du « petit » traverse toute l’histoire de l’épigramme littéraire antique, depuis la naissance du livre d’épigrammes en Grèce vers 400 av. J.-C. jusqu’à ses dernières manifestations dans la latinité tardive. Par-delà la mesure brève des pièces, innombrables sont en effet les « petits » sujets traités, depuis les supports réduits jusqu’aux sujets légers, en passant par les humbles figures. À maintes reprises, c’est le poète lui-même qui se présente sous des traits modestes ou donne une image dépréciée de ses vers, si bien que ses poèmes semblent relever d’un vain divertissement. Le « petit » est néanmoins aussi le fin, le subtil, le raffiné, etc. ; quant au modeste poète, il est celui qui sait reprendre à son compte la tradition littéraire antérieure, en l’ajustant à la fois aux goûts de son milieu et à ses objectifs propres, non parfois sans ambition quand il parle aux/des « grands ». La part de la « rhétorique » est ainsi nette.

Les contributions réunies dans ce volume ne s’attachent pas seulement à l’étude des multiples déclinaisons auxquelles se prête cette topique ou à l’examen des jeux d’opposition montrant la part de la posture littéraire ; il s’agit d’en dégager les enjeux pluriels ‒ esthétiques, moraux et socio-politiques. En prenant en considération le genre dans toute son étendue temporelle et géographique, elles mettent par ailleurs au jour plusieurs éléments de différenciation entre l’épigramme grecque et romaine, profane et chrétienne, tout en montrant comment ce schème constitue un élément fédérateur du genre, en particulier dans la latinité tardive, où l’épigramme s’émancipe de ses cadres traditionnels.

Table des matieres : Doris Meyer et Céline Urlacher-Becht, « Introduction »– 1. La rhétorique du ‘‘petit’’ dans l’épigramme hellénistique : entre esthétique et éthique – Doris Meyer, « Rhétorique du ‘‘petit’’ et ‘‘discours quantitatif’’ dans les épigrammes de Posidippe et de Cal- limaque » ; Christophe Cusset, « Léonidas, poète de l’humilité. L’exemple des pêcheurs » ; Évelyne Prioux, « Léonidas et l’Hécalè de Calli- maque » ; Claire-Emmanuelle Nardone, « Pour une lecture métapoétique de l’épigramme AP VII, 736 (= 33 HE) de Léonidas de Tarente » ; Flore Kimmel-Clauzet, « La rhétorique du « petit » dans les épigrammes funéraires des grands poètes grecs » ; Antje Kolde, « De la mort de petits animaux » – 2. Canonisation, di érenciation et évolutions du ‘‘petit’’ entre Grèce et Rome – Francesco Pelliccio, « Alla ricerca della brevità : l’ὀλιγοστιχίη nella Corona di Filippo » ; Lucia Floridi, « La rhétorique du ‘‘petit’’ dans les épigrammes satiriques grecques de Lu- cillius et Nicarque » ; Alfredo Mario Morelli, « Entre le ‘‘petit’’ et le ‘‘ridicule’’. Pour une histoire comparée de l’épigramme satirique grecque et latine » ; Annemarie Ambühl, « De petits poètes et de grands empereurs : poétique et panégyrique du ‘‘petit’’ dans l’épigramme grecque de l’époque impériale » ; Catherine Notter, « L’usage du vocabulaire du ‘‘petit’’ à propos de la matérialité du livre d’épigrammes dans l’œuvre de Martial » ; Sara Sparagna, « La dinamica del “grande” e del “piccolo” nel XII libro degli epigrammi di Marziale » ; Francesca Romana Nocchi, « Balneolum breue sum : le topos des thermes privés à mi-chemin entre les évocations mythologiques et une dimension plus intime » – 3. Con- textes et enjeux du ‘‘petit’’ dans la latinité tardive – Silvia Mattiacci, « Le tenuis libellus pour Bissula d’Ausone : rhétorique du ‘‘petit’’ et de l’ ‘‘improvisation’’ pour un cycle de vers compromettants » ; Camille Bonnan-Garçon, « Quare elaboratam solci lo accipe cantilenam. La place de l’épigramme dans la correspondance de Symmaque, une rhétorique de défense de ce ‘‘petit’’ genre ? ; Marie-France Guipponi-Gineste, « Le lusus poétique à la lumière du conuiuium et autres formes d’otium dans les poèmes de la correspondance de Sidoine Apollinaire » ; Luciana Furbetta, « La rhétorique du ‘‘petit’’ dans les épigrammes de Sidoine Apollinaire : stratégies littéraires et enjeux politiques » ; Étienne Wol , « Le thème de la petitesse dans les recueils épigrammatiques inclus dans l’Anthologie latine » ; Céline Urlacher-Becht, « Vt multa breuiter paruo sermone perorem… : les usages du distichon et du monostichon chez Eugène de Tolède ».

Présence de Théocrite


Christophe CUSSET, Christine KOSSAIFI, Rémy POIGNAULT : Préface

1. Tonalités modales de la voix poétique

Michel BRIAND, L’éloge (et le blâme) chez Théocrite : effet – recueil, effet – discours, trans-généricité – Christine KOSSAIFI, La houlette de Mnémosyne. Écouter et transmettre le chant dans les Idylles bucoliques de Théocrite – Valeria PACE, Singing women in Theocritus : magic, genre and gender in Idylls 2 and 15 – Françoise DASPET, Les lieux de chant dans les Idylles pastorales de Théocrite – Hamidou RICHER, La IVe idylle de Théocrite est-elle une “idylle sur rien” ? – Alain BLANCHARD, Le mystère de l’Idylle IX de Théocrite – Marco BOREA, L’architecture rythmique des idylles éoliennes de Théocrite (Id. XXVIII-XXX) : une double lecture.

2. Images, contexte et trivialisation

Maria PAPADOPOULOU, Poems from the world of wool : Dress and identity in Theocritus’ Idylls – Louise de LESDAIN, Le quotidien héroïque d’Héraclès (Théocrite, Idylle XXIV, 1-10) -Évelyne PRIOUX, L’enargeia chez Théocrite : du modèle homérique à la réception des Idylles.

3. Présences féminines

Christophe CUSSET, Les voix féminines dans les Idylles de Théocrite : une question de genre ? -Flora P. MANAKIDOU, Femmes et politique : les mères chez Théocrite – Andreas FOUNTOULAKIS, Rethinking Gender Roles and Generic Identities : Sexual Jealousy in Theocritus, Id. 14 and Lucian, Dial. Meretr. 15 and 8 – M. Gloria GONZÁLEZ GALVÁN, Confidencias de amor y violencia (Teócrito, Id. XIV).

4. Autour de quelques discours amoureux

Adolf KÖHNKEN†, Lover’s grief and lover’s complaint : Non-bucolic poems in Theocritus – Jelena PILIPOVIĆ, Phármakon des Piérides. Vers l’érotologie de l’Idylle 11 – Marco FANTUZZI, Theocritus’ shepherdly Eros – Francis CAIRNS, Battus and Corydon in Theocritus Idyll 4.

5. Théocrite et ses devanciers

Alain BILLAULT, Les Idylles de Théocrite et le Phèdre de Platon – Arnaud TESTUT-PROUHA, L’Idylle I, une réécriture philosophique du Phèdre ? – Bénédicte DANIEL-MULLER, Les Argonautiques d’Apollonios de Rhodes : un hypotexte méconnu de l’Idylle II de Théocrite ?

6. Les poètes augustéens et Théocrite

Antje KOLDE, Le bétail bucolique, de Théocrite à Virgile – Anne REMILLARD, Virgil Ecl. 6 and the Greek Bucolic Tradition – Franck COLLIN, L’Arcadie de Théocrite et de Virgile – Hélène VIAL et Christine KOSSAIFI, De Théocrite à Virgile. Permanence et transformations dans un passage des Métamorphoses (XIII, 738-898) – Florence KLEIN, “Les plus lentes des déesses” ? L’Idylle 15, l’enfance d’Adonis et une (re)lecture ovidienne de Théocrite .

7. Postérité de Théocrite au-delà de l’Antiquité

David DRISCOLL, Parting with pastoral : Theocritus in literary imperial symposia – Jérôme BASTICK, Présences de Théocrite dans le roman de Nicétas Eugénianos, ou l’esquisse d’un renouveau bucolique à Byzance – Concetta LONGOBARDI, Présence (et absence) de Théocrite dans les commentateurs latins tardifs – Claire CHAUVIN, Un écho de Théocrite. La renaissance de la poésie pastorale dans les églogues de Dante, Pétrarque et Boccace – Tiziana RAGNO, The sorceress’ song. Theocritus’ text on the operatic stage: the case of Antonio Cipollini’s Simeta (1889) – Rémy POIGNAULT, Marguerite Yourcenar et Théocrite.

Bull de commande Théocrite

Voir les mythes : Poésie hellénistique et arts figurés


Pascale Linant de Bellefonds et Evelyne Prioux, avec la collaboration de Christophe Cusset et Claude Pouzadoux

Éditeur : Editions A et J Picard

Collection Antiqua, dirigée par Gilles Sauron

384 pages ; 28 x 22 cm ; relié; prix : 69 €

ISBN 978-2-7084-1036-7

EAN 9782708410367

prospectus_voir les mythes

Sommaire : 

Partie I : De la culture visuelle à la visualisation du texte

Chapitre 1 : Posidippe : l’évidence et l’occasion (E. Prioux)

Chapitre 2 : Crime et châtiment dans l’Elégie du tatouage (P. Linant de Bellefonds et E. Prioux)

Partie II : Callimaque : Réinventer l’hymne et l’épopée à partir d’une réflexion sur les images

Chapitre 3 : L’Hymne pour le Bain de Pallas : récit d’une épiphanie impossible (C. Cusset, P. Linant de Bellefonds et E. Prioux)

Chapitre 4 : Le projet esthétique de l’Hécalè ((P. Linant de Bellefonds et E. Prioux)

Partie III : De l’image à la recontextualisation des textes

Chapitre 5 : Lycophron l’Italien ? (P. Linant de Bellefonds, C. Pouzadoux et E. Prioux)

Chapitre 6 : Epigrammes et camées : la culture d’une reine amie de Rome, entre influences alexandrines et art augustéen ? (E. Prioux)

Partie IV : De la lecture des poèmes à la création d’images

Chapitre 7 : L’Idylle 24 de Théocrite : d’Alexandrie à Emèse (P. Linant de Bellefonds et E. Prioux)

Chapitre 8 : Pyrame et Thisbé : les métamorphoses d’un mythe entre textes et images (P. Linant de Bellefonds et E. Prioux)



Sylvie Le Bohec-Bouhet, La mousikè (poésie, chant, musique et danse) en Macédoine aux époques classique et hellénistique …………………………………….9

Silvia Barbantani, «His sh`ma are both continents». Alexander the Great in Hel- lenistic Poetry ……………………………………………………………………………………..51

Biagio Virgilio,    Per   il testo   dell’arbitrato  di  Pergamo   fra   Pitane e  Mytilene ………………………………………………………………………………………………………129

Roberta Fabiani, Suddivisioni civiche: organizzazione, magistrature e culti.Un nuovo decreto di una phylé di Iasos………………………………………………165

Damien Aubriet, Helenistik dönemde Mylasa’nın limanı: Passala. Passala and Mylasa’s Harbour in Hellenistic Times ………………………………………………205

Riet van Bremen, Labraunda and the Ptolemies: a reinterpretation of three documents from the Sanctuary of Zeus (I.Labraunda 51, 45 and 44) ……….223

Thibaut Boulay, Cn. Manlius Vulso dans la vallée du Méandre en 189: à propos de Tite-Live, xxxviii, 12, 8-13, 4 …………………………………………………….261

Kent J. Rigsby, On the Early Technitai of Dionysus 283 Edward Dąbrowa, Sacral Kingship in Parthia ………………………………………………………………………….287

Silvia Bussi, Les prêtresses des cultes autochtones dans la société et l’économie de l’Égypte hellénistique……………………………………………………….. 297

Gaia Aspesi, Greci e non Greci nella produzione tessile di età tolemaica: ri essioni ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….317