2022 Paideia Symposium Program

Updated 5.24.22

Sunday, May 29

14:00 Registration Open

14:30 Pre-conference seminar on Aeschylus in Greek (first session)

16:00 Coffee Break for Seminar Participants

16:15 Pre-conference seminar on Aeschylus in Greek (second session)

17:30 Pizza Party for Seminar Participants

18:30 Departure for Seminar Excursion to Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Monday, May 30

14.00 Registration Opens, Refreshments Available

15.00 Opening Session

Heather L. Reid, Fonte Aretusa &Susi Kimbell, Exedra Mediterranean Center

Welcome

Keynote Address

Peter Meineck, New York University, USA

Aeschylus’ Sicilian Lessons on Democracy

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Second Afternoon Session

Chair: Heather L. Reid, Exedra Mediterranean Center, Italy

Ronald Blankenborg, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Audible Paideia: The Teachable Sensation of Ancient Greek Speech Rhythm

Paloma Flávio Betini, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Myths as exemplum in the archaic Greek Melic poetry:

Paideia and poetic tradition in song culture

Mark Ralkowski, George Washington University, USA

Paideia and Tragedy in Plato’s Symposium

Anca Dan, CNRS-University Paris Sciences and Letters & Frantz Grenet, College de France

Alexander the Great’s pupils:

Echoes of Greek paideia through theatre, between India and Central Asia

18.30 Sessions End

18.45 Walking Tour of Ortigia

20.00 Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, May 31

9:00 Registration Open, Coffee and Refreshments available

9:30 First Morning Session

Chair: Lee Coulson, University of Sydney, Australia

András Patay-Horváth, ELTE Institute of Ancient History, Hungary

The myth of Tantalus’ cannibalistic banquet and its revision by Pindar

Andreja Inkret, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Würzburg Telephos as a lesson

Alfredo Tosques, Università di Pavia, Italy

Roman Theater as Paideia

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Second Morning Session

Chair: Mateo Duque, Binghamton University, USA

Elizabeth Schiltz, College of Wooster, USA

“The Exercises and Toils of Gymnastics”: Plato on Athletics and Philosophical Development

Heather L. Reid, Exedra Mediterranean Center, Italy & Georgios Mouratidis, St. Andrews University, UK

From Euexia to Eupraxia: Gymnastic Education and Moral Performance

Audrey Anton, Western Kentucky University & Erika Brown, Villanova University, USA

Vicious Art or Vicious Audience?

Understanding the Effects of Art on the Youthful and Vicious Audience in Aristotle’s Poetics

13:00 Buffet Lunch

14.30 First Afternoon Session

Chair: Mark Ralkowski, George Washington University

Eric Schumacher, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, USA (mon or tues)

Empedocles on the Analogical Significance of Trust in Paideia

Michael Goyette, Eckerd College, USA

Playing the Doctor:

Performances and Pedagogies of Healing in the Fragments of Empedocles

Michael Degener, Boston University, USA

The Opsis Goes Out on Hands Put to Oars:

Aeschylus’ Staging of His Empedoclean Cosmophthoric Whirlpool of Ares and Aphrodite

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Second Afternoon Session (3)

Chair: Colin C. Smith, Penn State University, USA

Rebecca Sinos, Amherst College, USA

A World in Transformation

Eleni Panagiotarakou, Concordia University, Canada

The Democratic Paideia of Aristophanes’ Acharnians

Filippos Karaferias, University of Grenoble, France

Political paideia on stage: Aeschylus’ Persians and his heterogeneous audiences

18:00 Sessions End

18:30 Departure from Piazza Archimedes

for Optional Theater Excursion to Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Wednesday, June 1

9:00 Depart from Piazza Archimedes for Excursion to Archaeological Site and Museum

14.30 First Afternoon Session

Chair: Elizabeth Schiltz, College of Wooster, USA

Joshua Allbright, University of Southern California, USA

Isocrates’ Criticisms of Performed and Performative Paideia

Ebru Kizilkaya Unal, Fordham University, USA

The political effectiveness of Paideia: The meaning of Truth in Isocrates and Plato

Jurgen Gatt, University of Malta & Andrew Debono Cauchi

Gorgias’ Encomium to Helen: Epideixis or Protreptic?

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Second Afternoon Session

Chair: Elena Bartolini, Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy

John H Starks, Binghamton University, USA

Mime, Women, and Song: Female Performers and Performance in Megale Hellas

Giulia Corrente, Università Roma Tre, Italy

Female ‘Paideia’ through dance performance in Western Greece

L’educazione delle donne attraverso la performance coreutica nella Grecia d’Occidente

Alba Bosca Cuquerella, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

A lesson of life: educational γνῶμαι in Euripides’ Phoneissae

Una lezione di vita: γνῶμαι istruttive nelle Fenicie di Euripide

18:00 Some comments on Oedipus Rex by George Gazis & Peter Meineck

18:30 Departure for Optional Theater Excursion to Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex

Thursday, June 2

8:30 Pastries & Coffee

9:00 First Morning Session

Chair: Rebecca Sinos, Amherst College, USA

Guilherme Domingues da Motta, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil

The scope of “primary” paideia in Plato’s Republic

Elena Bartolini, Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy

Shaping the god’s gift: A pedagogical reading of the myth of the metals in Plato’s Republic

Darby Vickers, University of San Diego, USA

Poetry’s Influence on Character formation:

a Reexamination of the Censorship Program in Plato’s Republic & Virtue Transmission in the Meno

Federico Casella, University of Salerno, Italy

The Play of Fear in Plato’s Myth of Er and the Education of the Worst Citizens

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Second Morning Session

Chair: Michal Bizon, Jagiellonian University, Poland

PANEL: “The Pedagogical Role of Performance in Plato’s Dialogues”

Colin C. Smith, Penn State University, USA

Pedagogical Method and Active Performativity in Plato’s Phaedrus

Kristian Sheeley, University of Kentucky, USA

Socrates’ Performance of Philosopehical Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus

Peter Moore, Xavier University, USA

The Mimetic Circle between Performer and Audience in Plato’s Republic:

A Guide for Prospective Philosophers

13:00 Buffet Lunch

14.30 First Afternoon Session

Chair: Giulia Corrente, Università Roma Tre, Italy

Henry Curcio, Western Michigan University, USA

Lack of Self in Plato: Tragedy in the Performance of a Homeric Rhapsody

Veronika Konrádová, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic

Poetic Enthusiasm and the Perils of Ethical Mimesis in Plato’s Ion

Michal Bizon, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Plato’s frenmity with the poets over paideia

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Second Afternoon Session

Chair: John H Starks, Binghamton University, USA

Ikko Tanaka, J.F. Oberlin University, Japan

Paideia and Paignion: Revisiting the Puppet Analogy in Plato’s Laws

Mateo Duque, Binghamton University, USA

Re-imagining the Pedagogy of the Platonic Academy: Performing Philosophy

Lee Coulson, University of Sydney, Australia

Performing Platonic Παιδεια: Philosopher, Know Thyself

18:00 Closing Remarks

18:30 Departure for Sunset Archaeological Visit, Closing Banquet and Concert at Villa Politi

Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5

Theater-themed post-conference excursion to the Aeolian Islands