Symposium
Homer and His Legacy


Friday, November 10, 2017

Free & Open to the Public

Shalala Student Center
Third Floor, Grand Ballroom West

Sponsored by by the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Classics

Homer and His Legacy takes its inception, and indeed its inspiration, from the many themes that inform the work of the Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics, Stanford University. The conference covers many aspects of Homer’s influence from Hesiod in the following generation, through Greek and Roman thought and literature, and the early Christian religion and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean world.

 

SCHEDULE

8:30am

Welcome
William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost, Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Miami

8:45am - 9:45am

Chair: Wilson Shearin, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Miami

Jonathan Ready, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Indiana University – Bloomington: “Minor Characters in the Iliad.”

Han Tran, Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Miami: “Homer’s Disembodied Siren.”

José M. González, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University: “Homeric Contexts for Hesiodic Poetry?”

Response: Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics, Stanford University

9:45am - 10:05am

Coffee and tea break

10:05am - 11:25am

Chair: John Kirby, Professor of Classics, University of Miami

Margaret Foster, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Indiana University – Bloomington: “Delphi and the Mantic Inheritance of Alkmaion.”

Rebecca Katz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Miami: “Spoliis indute meorum: On the Re-Use of Arms and Armor in Homer and Virgil.”

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Miami: “Good Homer Nods? Confronting Tradition in Horace’s Ars Poetica.”

Amy Koenig, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Miami: “Refractions of the Homeric Hymn to Pan in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe.”

Response: Richard P. Martin

11:25am - 11:45am

Coffee and tea break

 11:45am - 12:55pm

Chair: John Paul Russo, Professor of Classics, University of Miami

Dexter Callender, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami: “Theoxeny between Homer and the Hebrew Bible.”

Robyn Walsh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami: “Romantic Imagination and Oral Tradition in Christian Literature”

Peter A. O’Connell, Assistant Professor of Classics and Communication Studies, University of Georgia: “Homer’s Legacy in the Poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus.”

Response: Richard P. Martin