An interesting conference on the Iliad’s 23rd book, so much of which is concerned with sport. Perhaps of interest!
The Faculty of Letters of the University of Cyprus and the Drama Workshop of the University of Cyprus (THEPAK) are pleased to announce a Workshop on Iliad 23 at the University of Cyprus, Saturday November 25, 2017.
The workshop includes a reading of Iliad 23 in the Modern Greek translation of D.N. Maronitis by members of the THEPAK, archaeological comments by Vassos Karageorghis and interdisciplinary communications followed by discussion.
9.30-9.45 Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
Vassiliki Kassianidou, Director, Archaelogical Research Unit
Professor Emeritus Vassos Karageorghis
Christopher Schabel, Dean, Faculty of Letters
Michalis Pieris (University of Cyprus), The 23rd Book of the Iliad as «Drama»
Iliad 23.1-286 – Commentary by Vassos Karageorghis
Menelaos Christopoulos (Universtity of Patras), Patroclos. The Phantom of an Unburied Dead
10.45-11.00 Discussion 11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
Iliad 23.287-569 – Commentary by Vassos Karageorghis
Stathis Raptou (Department of Antiquities of Cyprus), Incineration of the Dead in Homeric Epic
George Papasavvas (University of Cyprus), Biographies of People and Objects: Heirlooms, Heroes and Memory in Homer
12.15-12.30 Discussion 12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
Iliad 23.570-897 – Commentary by Vassos Karageorghis
Antonis Tsakmakis (University of Cyprus), Homer, Similes and Cognitive Poetics
Maria Ypsilanti (University of Cyprus), Dying in Battle in Homeric Epic
Vassos Karageorghis, Closing Remarks
Recitation: Stavros Aroditis, Chariton Iosifides, Michalis Michael, Myria Hadjimattheou
Coordination: Stamatia Laoumtzi
Venue: Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, 12, Gladstone Str., Nicosia