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GIS 9/6/17: Lucan’s Pompey and Athenian Tribute Lists

This past Friday Ludovico Pontiggia and Leah Lazar gave the final GIS presentations of the term.  Ludovico began the session with a presentation about the death and burial of Pompey in Lucan’s Bellum Civile.  Drawing on Horace Odes 3.30 as a model for a metapoetic interpretation of the closure of Bellum Civile 8, Ludovico argued … Continue reading

GIS report – 02/06/17
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GIS report – 02/06/17

This week, GIS had a strong focus on literature, though the two presentations looked at very different themes within this field: while Valeria Pace analysed the aetiology in Moschus’ Hellenistic poem Europa, Gabriele Rota put forward some thoughts on manuscript tradition and textual history. In her presentation on “Aetiology in Moschus’ Europa” Valeria Pace talked … Continue reading

‘Letter to my Ex’: Identity and ‘Ira’ in Ovid’s Heroides 6
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‘Letter to my Ex’: Identity and ‘Ira’ in Ovid’s Heroides 6

Ovid’s Heroides represent and reveal sides of stories we are not usually given in classical myth- the stories of the women left behind while men wander the world accomplishing heroic deeds. This collection also leaves no chance for response- the letters are themselves just one side of a dialogue, giving us a male poet’s construction of women … Continue reading