CFP: The modern reception of ancient Greek texts

Submission deadline: January 5, 2024

Conference date(s):
April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024

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Conference Venue:

University of South Florida
Tampa, United States

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This Interdisciplinary conference aims at examining the reception of ancient Greek literary, historical, and philosphical writings (inter alia) in the modern period. We seek contributions dealing either with modern readings of specific ancient texts or the indirect influence of these texts on authors and traditions. Contributions may be in (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  1. The use of ancient sources in modern historiography.
  2. Appeals to ancient authority in modern works.
  3. The role of ancient Greek concepts, ideas, and theories in modern philosphical discussions.
  4. Allusions to Greek mythological and historical events and figures in modern literature.
  5. The influence of Greek texts on modern theology.

Please send an anonymized abstract of 200-250 words, by January 5, 2024, to [email protected]. Presentations are expected to be approximately 45 minutes long (30 minutes for the paper itself, followed by 15 minutes of q&a).

Keynote speaker: Eva Del Soldato (University of Pennsylvania)

This event is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida.

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