Workshop Schedule

Philosophies of Flavian Literature

The workshop programme is available to be downloaded here.

Saturday March 4, 2017 – Department of Classics, University of Toronto

All workshop sessions will take place in Room LI 205.

12:30pm  Welcome
12:30pm-2:00pm  Natural Philosophy and Social Science in Flavian Literature – Chiara Graf, Presiding 
12:30pm-1:00pm  Emma Buckley (St Andrews) – “Valerius’ Natural Questions: Divinity and Knowledge in the Argonautica
1:00pm-1:30pm  Sarah Blake (York) – The Social Life of Philosophy in Pliny’s Letters
1:30pm-2:00pm  Response (Chiara Graf) and Discussion

2:00pm-2:30pm  Coffee Break, Room LI 206

2:30pm-4:00pm  (Per)Versions of Epicureanism in Statius and Martial – Joseph Gerbasi, Presiding
2:30pm-3:00pm  Lorenza Bennardo (Toronto/Geneva) – Philosophies of (Epicurean) Life in Statius’ Poetry
3:00pm-3:30pm  Alison Keith (Toronto) – Epicurean Postures in Martial
3:30pm-4:00pm  Response (Joseph Gerbasi) and Discussion

4:00pm-4:30pm  Coffee Break, Room LI 206

4:30pm-6:00pm  Philosophical Commitments in Silius’ Punica – Matt Watton, Presiding
4:30pm-5:00pm  Claire Stocks (Newcastle) – “Anger Management? Ira, Excess, and the Punica
5:00pm-5:30pm  Antony Augoustakis (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – “Epicurean Postures in Silius’ Punica
5:30pm-6:00pm  Response (Matt Watton) and Discussion

6:00pm  Valedictio

6:00pm-7:30pm  Reception, Room LI 206


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