Statius International Conference (21-22 de junio 2013)

Facultad de Filología. Departamento de Latín y Griego. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España

Organizadores: Cecilia Criado y William Dominik



9:30 a.m.: Introduction: Cecilia Criado and William Dominik. Welcome: Ma José López Couso, Dean, Faculty of Philology


9.45-11.15: Session 1: Poetic Issues (I) [Chair: Peter Davis]

-Luke Roman (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) 'Statius and Martial: Post-Vatic Self-Fashioning in Flavian Rome’

-Carole Newlands (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA) ‘Philology in an Ideological Climate’ (to be read in absentia)


11.15-11.45: Snack (incl. coffee/tea)


11.45-1.15: Session 2: Predecessors (I) [Chair: Sandra Romano Martín]

-Laura Micozzi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia) "Statius’ Epic Poetry: A Challenge to the Literary Past".

-Agis Marinis (University of Patras, Greece) "Statius’ Thebaid and Greek Tragedy: The Legacy of Thebes".


1.15-2.30: Lunch


2.30-4.00: Session 3: Poetic Issues (II) / Themes [Chair: Robert Edwards]

-Frederick Ahl (Cornell University, USA) "Transgressing Boundaries of the Unthinkable: Sophocles, Ovid, Vergil, Seneca, and Homer".

-Cecilia Criado (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España) "The Constitutional Status of Euripidean and Statian Theseus: Some Aspects of the Criticism of Absolute Power in Statius’ Thebaid".


4.00-4.30: Snack (incl. coffee/tea)


4.30-6.00 Session 4a [English]: Social and Cultural Matters [Chair: Luke Roman]

-Bruce Gibson (University of Liverpool, England) "Negative Stereotypes of Wealth in Statius".

-Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA) "Gift and Society in the Works of Statius".


4.30-6.00 Session 4b [Spanish and Portuguese]: Themes in Flavian Literature [Chair: Antonio Río Torres-Murciano]

-José Bartolomé Gómez (Universidad del País Vasco, España) "Imágenes de la guerra civil en Silio Itálico a través de Livio, Lucano y Estacio"

-William J. Dominik (University of Otago, New Zealand) "Os deuses, os homens e a livre vontade na Tebaida de Estaçio".


6.15-7.00 Evening Workshop: Digital Approaches to Intertextuality

Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA) "Using the Tesserae Web Interface to Explore Intertextual Parallels".


8.00: Brill Reception (Drinks and Food)



9.30-11.00 Session 5: Silvae / Reception [Chair: Bruce Gibson]

-Ana Maria Lóio (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) "The Speechless Lock: Silvae 3.4".

-Robert Edwards (Pennsylvania State University, USA) "Medieval Statius: Belatedness and Authority".


11.00-11.30: Snack (incl. coffee/tea)


11.30-12.15 Session 6: Achilleid [Chair: Neil Coffee]

-Peter Davis (University of Adelaide, Australia) "Statius’ Achilleid: The Paradoxical Epic"


12.15-1.45 Session 7a (English): Intertextuality / Flavian Epic [Chair: Laura Micozzi]

-Victoria Pagan (University of Florida, USA) "Georgics 2.497 and Thebaid 1.19-20: Allusion and Inspiration".

-Sandra Romano Martín (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España) "Dressing New Gods with Old Clothes in Flavian Epic Poetry".


12.15-1.45 Session 7b (Spanish): Intertextuality / Achilleid [Chair: José Bartolomé Gómez]

-José Antonio Bellido Díaz (Universidad de Huelva, España) "Εstacio, Theb. 1.214-218: Una oculta alusión al cíclope Piracmon".

-Antonio Río Torres-Murciano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México): "Música y épica en la Aquileida".


1.45-3.00: Lunch


20.00: Conference Dinner