Newcastle University/KCL: ‘Reflections on Language in Early Greece’

We are pleased to announce the programme of our upcoming conference on ‘Reflections on Language in Early Greece’ that will take place on-line via Zoom on 1st-3rd September 2021. To obtain the zoom details, please register here.

Please note that all times are GMT+1 (UK time).

 

  1st September 2nd September 3rd September
13:00-13:45 Jenny Strauss Clay (Virginia) & Shaul Tor (KCL)

Worrying about human language: from Homer to Parmenides

Athanassios Vergados (Newcastle)

Etymological Reflections in the Sophists

Isabella Reinhardt (Vanderbilt)

Verbal Aporia and reality in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

13:50-14:35 Ivana Petrovic (Virginia)

Etymologising of divine names: Homeric Hymns to Apollo (3) and Artemis (29)

Luuk Huitink (Amsterdam)

Protagoras and the Origins of Formal Grammar

Elsa Bouchard (Montréal)

Names and mythopoiesis in Aeschylus’ Eumenides

14:40-15:25 Xavier Gheerbrant (Sichuan)

Beyond “style”: reflections on the language of prose in Pherecydes of Syros

Rose Cherubin (George Mason)

TBD

Nikolay Grintser (Moscow)

Language and etymology in the Oresteia

15:30-15:55 Break Break Break
16:00-16:45 Leon Wash (Chicago)

Empedocles on the language of nature

Luke Parker (Puget Sound)

Heraclitus, Gorgias, and the ontology of language

Lyndsay Coo (Bristol)

Failures of language in Sophocles’ Philoctetes

16:50-17:35 Valeria Piano (Florence)

Naming the world through ainigmata: Orpheus and the suitability of names in the Derveni Papyrus

Timothy Barnes (Cambridge)

“Proto-grammatical” reflection in early Greek and Sanskrit poetry

Alexandre Johnston (Oxford)

Ephemerality and Distorted Language in Sophoclean Tragedy

17:40-18:25 Adrien Zirah (EHESS-ANHIMA, Paris)

Translation and correctness of names in the works of Aeschylus, Herodotus and Plato

General Discussion