Jacobo Myerston: Thursday, 24 April, 3:30 Classics 21

April 18th, 2014

The Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop is proud to present

Jacobo Myerston (UChicago)

Towards a Philology of Liberation: Reading Bolaño and the Classics

Thursday, 24 April, 3:30 Classics 21

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

Andrew Horne: Thursday 17th April 3:30 Classics 21

April 12th, 2014

The Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop is proud to present

Andrew Horne
(The University of Chicago)

Hypothêkai, or Giving Instructions in Archaic Hexameters

Commands in Hesiod’s Works and Days are not commonly distinguished from gnomes or general wisdom, but they should be treated separately. Hesiodic commands are a distinct style of poetry that appears elsewhere in the archaic hexameter. The paper identifies a poetic genre of hexametrical commands and argues that this is the genre of hypothêkai, or wisdom instructions. Previous treatments of hypothêkai have focused on subject matter; this paper offers a formal approach, which accounts for the ancient occurrences of “hypothêkai” considered generic by Friedländer (1913) and Kurke (1990), and also introduces new evidence with usages in the Homeric scholia. Hesiod’s Works and Days is the monumental instance of the genre; shorter examples appear in Homeric speeches, from a single command with some special forms around it, to thirty-line speeches that are miniature parainetic poems. Many oracles fall under the genre as well. After establishing the genre, the paper explores its characteristic forms. The paper aims primarily to make progress in the formal analysis of the Works and Days, but opens possibilities, not here explored, for interpretations of Homer and others.
Thursday, 17th of April, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

Spring Quarter Schedule 2014

March 27th, 2014

Welcome to Spring Quarter 2014

Our current schedule for the Winter quarter follows.

17 April: Andrew Horne (UChicago)
Hypothêkai, or Giving Instructions in Archaic Hexameters.

24 April Jacobo Myerston (UChicago)
Towards a Philology of Liberation: Reading Bolaño and the Classics

1 May Damien Nelis (Université de Genève)
Naming the world: history and geography in Vergil’s Georgics

7 May (Wednesday), Luke Parker (UChicago)
Text and Poetics in Heraclitus and Plato

29 May: Jeremy Brightbill (UChicago)
The Scenarios of Roman Declamation

Updates on the schedule and room information will be available on our blog.

The Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop is concerned with the literature of classical Greece and Rome, considered either on its own terms or in relation to the literature and poetry of other cultures. It invites presentation of critical arguments completed or in progress from the broadest possible range of perspectives.

Faculty Sponsors:
Michele Lowrie
Sarah Nooter

Student Coordinator
Chiu, Yi-Chieh

Jonah Radding Thursday, 13th of March, 3:30pm in Classics 21

March 9th, 2014

The Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop is proud to present

Jonah Radding
(The University of Chicago)

The Paean in Euripides’ Ion: Songs for Athens and Ionia?

Thursday, 13th of March, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

David Wray: Thursday, 6th of March, 3:30pm in Classics 21

March 2nd, 2014

The Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop are proud to present

David Wray (The University of Chicago)

Seneca’s Shame

Thursday, 6th of March, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming Ancient Philosophy and R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/agarp

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

Marcos Gouvea: Thursday, 27th of February, 3:30pm in Classics 21

February 23rd, 2014

The Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop is proud to present

Marcos Gouvea (The University of Chicago)
ut Homerus dicit:
invoking Homer to explain Vergil in Servius and Macrobius

Thursday, 27th of February, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

 

Sarah Spence Thursday, 6th of February, 3:30pm in Classics 21

January 29th, 2014

The Renaissance Workshop and Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop are proud to present

Sarah Spence (Medieval Academy of America)

Prophecies of Power: The Latin Poetry of Lepanto

Thursday, 6th of February, 3:30pm in Classics 21

On October 7, 1571, the Holy League Alliance of Spain, Venice, and the papacy achieved a decisive and unexpected victory over the Ottoman navy in the battle of Lepanto. Hundreds of poems in both Latin and the vernacular were circulated immediately after the battle. While studies have shown how the vernacular poetry of Lepanto informed distinct national identities, this paper will consider a counterbalancing phenomenon: why large numbers of Italian poets from diverse social contexts and regions wrote Latin poems about the battle. Their efforts to articulate the significance of the victory in Latin seem to stem from a renewed imperial vision to the shared inheritance of Rome to the continued complexities of empire.

 

 

A reception will follow. Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming Metaphor and R&P events, please visit:

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/renaissance/

Leon Wash 30th January Thursday 3:30pm

January 23rd, 2014

The Metaphor Workshop and Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop are proud to present:

Leon Wash (The University of Chicago — Classics)

“ΦΡΕΝΩΝ ΚΑΡΠΟΣ: On Vegetal Metaphors and the Mind in Greek Poetry”

Thursday, 30th of January, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow.
Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to
contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

Jared Secord January 9th THURSDAY 3:30pm

January 6th, 2014

The Rhetoric and Poetics workshop is proud to present:

Jared Secord (The University of Chicago — Classics)

“Reading Plato with Diodorus of Sicily: Atlantis and the Forgotten Past of Greece in Hellenistic Historiography”

Thursday, 9th of January, 3:30pm in Classics 21

A reception will follow.
Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance are asked to
contact Kathy Fox (702-8514) in advance.
To view the schedule of upcoming R&P events, please visit: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rhetpoet/

Winter Quarter Schedule (2014)

January 5th, 2014

Welcome to 2014

Our current schedule for the Winter quarter follows.

Thursday 1/9 : Jared Secord (U. Chicago)
“Reading Plato with Diodorus of Sicily: Atlantis and the Forgotten Past of Greece in Hellenistic Historiography”

Thursday 1/30 Leon Avery Wash (U. Chicago)
Leon Avary Wash (PhD student, Classics)
“ΦΡΕΝΩΝ ΚΑΡΠΟΣ: On Vegetal Metaphors and the Mind in Greek Poetry”

Thursday 2/6 Sarah Spence (The University of Georgia)
“Prophecies of Power: The Latin Poetry of Lepanto”
With the Renaissance Workshop

Thursday 2/27 Marcos Gouvea (U. Chicago)
“ut Homerus dicit: invoking Homer to explain Vergil in Servius and Macrobius”

Thursday 3/6 David Wray (U. Chicago)
“Seneca’s Shame”
With the Ancient Philosophy Workshop

Thursday 3/13 Jonah Radding (U. Chicago)
“Euripides’ Ion and the Paean: A Song for Athens or Ionia?”

Updates on the schedule and room information will be available on our blog.

The Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop is concerned with the literature of classical Greece and Rome, considered either on its own terms or in relation to the literature and poetry of other cultures.  It invites presentation of critical arguments completed or in progress from the broadest possible range of perspectives.

Faculty Sponsors:
Michele Lowrie
Sarah Nooter
Student Coordinator
Chiu, Yi-Chieh