Pindar in Sicily Program

Sunday, October 13

10.00 Registration Opens

15.30 Opening Session

Welcome

Heather L. Reid, Morningside College & Fonte Aretusa

Susi Kimbell, Exedra Mediterranean Center

Recitation of Selections from Pindar’s Odes

by Students of the Liceo Classico Tommaso Gargallo, Siracusa

Federica Consiglio, Sara Brandino, e Marta Miccoli

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Nancy Felson, University of Georgia, USA

Virginia Lewis, Florida State University, USA

Myth and Place in Pindar’s Odes for Sicily

Discussion

Short Film: Siracusa Reborn

 Walking Tour of Pindaric Sites in Ortigia

19.30 Welcome Dinner, Gran Caffe Duomo (Piazza Duomo)

Monday, October 14,

9.30  Departure from Piazza Archimedes for guided tour of Neapolis Archaeological Park

15.00 First Monday Afternoon Session

Chair: Edmund Stewart, University of Nottingham, UK

George Gazis, Durham University, UK

Which path will you follow? Homer’s universe and Pindar’s afterlife

Simone Corvasce, University of Pisa, Italy

The Ancient Theory of Paradigms and two Sicilian Odes of Pindar

16.30 Coffee Break

17.00 Second Monday Afternoon Session

Conducted in Italian and open to the local community

Chair: Cecilia Nobili, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Antonello Mastronardi, University of Michigan, USA

La scrofa, la scimmia e radamanti: La παροιμία come mezzo espressivo di Pindaro per la polemica contro la corte di Siracusa

Sabrina Colabella, Independent Researcher, Italy

L’Etna e il mito di Tifeo come paradigma poetico

Margherita Spadafora, University of Trento, Italy

Carmi che varcano il mar Ionio: su alcune figure di trasmissione della poesia nelle odi siciliane

19.30 Reception – Aperitivo

Tuesday, October 15

9:30  First Tuesday Morning Session

Chair: Bonnie MacLachlan, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Francesco Buè, Collège Stanislas, Paris, France

Tracking Pindar’s Presence in Sicily

Edmund Stewart, University of Nottingham, UK

Pindar and Aeschylus in Sicily: Wandering Poets and their Patrons

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Second Tuesday Morning Session:

Chair: Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia, USA

Hanne Eisenfeld, Boston College, USA

Hieron of Syracuse and the Greek Songworld

Maria Xanthou, Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, USA

In sickness and in health: Pindar’s relation with his patron Hieron I

13.00 Buffet Lunch

14.00 First Tuesday Afternoon Session

Chair: Daniel Alejandro Torres, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Gianna Stergiou, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Pindar and Hieron in Pythian 2 and Olympian 1

Patrick O’Sullivan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Ambivalence and Power: Music in Pindar’s Pythian I

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Second Tuesday Afternoon Session

Chair: Michel Briand, Université de Poitiers, France

Elliott Domagola, University of Pittsburgh, USA

The Pindaric Paradox: Sicilian “Greekness” in the Epinician Odes

Kyle Khellaf, University of California, Riverside, USA

Pindar and the Lines of Sicilian Flight

Open Evening to enjoy Ortigia

 

Wednesday, October 16

9.30  Departure for guided tour of Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum

14.00 First Wednesday Afternoon Session

Chair: Patrick O’Sullivan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Bonnie MacLachlan, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Pindar and Sicilian Nymphs

Cecilia Nobili, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Between stone and song:  the Deinomenids’ victories in agonistic epigrams and epinician odes

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Wednesday Afternoon Session

Chair: Gianna Stergiou, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Chiara Ciampa, King’s College London, UK

Sicily between Literature and Philosophy: Pindar and Xenophanes at the court of Hiero of Syracuse

Hyun Höchsmann

‘Turn the brightness outward’

 Muthos and Paideia in Pindar and Plato

17.30 Coffee Break

18.00 Third Wednesday Afternoon Session

Chair: Maria Xanthou, Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, USA

Tiziano Presutti,  Università degli Studi di Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Neither Hieron nor Theron:  The myth of Heracles and the victory of Chromius in Pindar’s first Nemean

Nancy Felson, University of Georgia, USA

Connections: Thebes, Acragas, and Syracuse in several of Pindar’s Sicilian Odes

19.30 Closing Remarks

20.00 Final Banquet

Thursday 17/10 – Tour: Kamarina, Gela, (hotel near Agrigento)

Friday 18/10 – Tour: Full day at Agrigento, site and museum (overnight at agriturismo)

Saturday 19/10 – Tour: Himera in the morning, Aitna area, end Catania in the afternoon.

Sunday 20/10 – Return Travel