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Conference Programme

Day 1, Thursday 12 September 2019


Welcome and Opening Remarks


8.50-9:00 Prof. Ingrid De Smet and Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick, UK)


Panel 1: History of Time (Chair: Tom Geue)


9:00-9:40 Ahuvia Khane (Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Images of Ancient Time: Homer, Literary History, and Temporality


9:40-10:20 Duncan Kennedy (University of Bristol, UK)

Time, Historical Ontology, and Interpretation: the Case of Lucretius


10:20-11:00 Andrew Laird (Brown University, US)

Angelo Poliziano’s Brief History of Time


11:00-11:30 Morning Coffee


Panel 2: Temporalities in Roman Epic (Chair: Philip Hardie)


11:30-12:10 Anke Walter (University of Newcastle, UK)

The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Time and Fate in Vergil’s Aeneid


12:10-12:50 Siobhan Chomse (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

History in Ruins: Temporality, Irony and the Sublime in Lucan’s Bellum Civile


13:00-14:30 Lunch at Trattoria Storica


Panel 3: Epistolary Time (Chair: Siobhan Chomse)


14:40-15:20 Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford, UK)

Time to Come: Horace’s Epistolary Futures


15:20-16:00 Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

The Day of Reckoning: Seneca’s Epistolary Time


16:00-16:30 Afternoon Coffee


Panel 4: The Representation of Time and the Writing of History (Chair: Caroline Stark)


16:30-17:10 Martin Stöckinger (University of Cologne, Germany)

Historiography and Chronography in Rome


17:10-17:50 Marco Sgarbi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)

Francesco Robortello on History


18:00-19:00 Drinks Reception in the garden of Palazzo Papafava

Day 2, Friday 13 September 2019


Panel 5: Personification and Embodiment of Time (Chair: Catharine Edwards)


9:00-9:40 Susannah Ashton (Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

The Apotheosis of Time: Chronos and Cosmos in Pherecydes’ Heptamychos


9:40-10:20 Rebecca Batty (University of Nottingham, UK)

Rivers as the Embodiment of Disrupted Time: the Metamorphoses’ Apocalyptic Episodes


10:20-11:00 Tom Geue (University of St Andrews, UK)

Slaving Time: brevitas from the Bottom Up


11:00-11:30 Morning Coffee


Panel 6: Time and Politics in Early Modern Latin Poetry (Chair: Ingrid De Smet)


11:30-12:10 Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick, UK)

Commemorating the Sack of Rome: Antiquity and Authority in Renaissance Poetic Calendars


12:10-12:50 Elena Dahlberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Time as a Political Tool in Neo-Latin Poetry from the Swedish Empire


13:00-14:30 Lunch at Trattoria Storica


Panel 7: Humanist Refoundations of Early Rome (Chair: Stephen Harrison)


14:40-15:20 Helen Dixon (University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Ancient Chronology and the Origins of Rome in the Renaissance


15:20-16:00 Caroline Stark (Howard University, US)

Shaping Realities: Refounders and the Politics of Time in the Renaissance


16:00-16:30 Afternoon Coffee


Panel 8: Prediction and Finality (Chair: Duncan Kennedy)


16:30-17:10 Ovanes Akopyan (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Power, Fortune and scientia naturalis: Predicting Disasters in the Italian Renaissance


17:10-17:50 Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge, UK)

The End of Time: Early Modern Poems on the Last Judgement


Response and Conclusion (Chair: Bobby Xinyue)


18:00-18:20 Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)


19:00 Conference Dinner at Ogio Restaurant