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The Augustan Space: Rome AD 14 – Dublin 2014
Bimillennium Conference

Forum speakers

A city transmuted from brick to marble, a city that was also the world: different ways of writing Rome and its relation to both the empire and the individual may be regarded as central to the Augustan literary project. Recent work in Latin literature, social history and material culture has explored Roman constructions of space and place from a variety of angles, from the conceptualization of Rome as cosmopolis to shifts in the boundary between public and private spheres; from the relationship between physical monuments and literary texts, to the psychogeographies that structure personal and collective experience. The bimillennium of Augustus’ death is an opportune moment for a reconsideration of and further reflection on these issues.


12–14 June 2014
Neill/Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub Building

Thursday, 12 June, 2.15–6.30 p.m.
2.15  Welcome: Anna Chahoud and Monica Gale (Trinity College Dublin)
2.30–4.15  Chair: Anna Chahoud (Trinity College Dublin)
Jürgen Paul Schwindt (Heidelberg): ‘loci desperati: Possibilities and Boundaries of Augustan Conceptions of Space
Sandra Citroni Marchetti (Florence): ‘The City in Horace’s sermo: Physical Spaces and Political Spaces’
Claudia Conese (Florence): ‘Maenius absentem Novium cum carperet (Hor. serm. 1.3.21): personaggi, luoghi, monumenti
4.15–4.45  Tea/coffee
4.45–6.30  Chair: Penny Goodman (Leeds)
William Fitzgerald (King’s College London): ‘The Space of the Poem in Horace’s Odes
Elena Giusti (Cambridge): ‘A Tree growing in Hidden Time: Localizing Rome’s Historical Past in Horace’s Ode 1.12
Stephen Harrison (Oxford): ‘Horace on Sacred Space: The Odes and Roman Monuments
7.00  Reception & Recital in Provost’s House

Friday, 13 June 9.30 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
9.30–11.15  Chair: Monica Gale (Trinity College Dublin)
Eva Noller (Heidelberg): ‘The Space Before: Lucretius’ Poetics of Difference in De Rerum Natura I
Damien Nelis (Geneva): ‘Callimachean Space in Virgil’s Georgics?
Florence Klein (Lille III): ‘Des lucos Molorchi au bois sacré du Palatin. Enjeux poétiques et idéologiques d’une allusion virgilienne à la Victoria Berenices
11.15–11.45  Tea/coffee
11.45–12.55  Chair: Maria Luisa Delvigo (Udine)
Laura Arese (Florence): ‘Ippolito ed Egeria nel bosco di Aricia (Ov. met. 15.479–551): dove mito greco e mito italico si incontrano
Victoria Austen (King’s College London): ‘Augustus’ Garden Room? A New Perspective on the Ara Pacis’
12.55–2.30  Lunch
2.30–3.40  Chair: Mario Citroni (Florence)
Alessandro Barchiesi (Arezzo/Stanford): ‘Dividing Lines, Imperial Horizons in the Aeneid’
Giovanna Laterza (Rome): ‘Virgilian Heterotopies: The Entrances to the Underworld’
3.40–4.15  Tea/coffee
4.15–6.00  Chair: Hazel Dodge (Trinity College Dublin)
Siobhan Chomse (Cambridge): ‘The Rise and Fall of Virgil’s Sublime Carthage’
Monica Gale (TCD): ‘Poetic and Imperial Spaces in the Elegies of Propertius’
Tristan Franklinos (Oxford): ‘Epitaphic and Funerary Spaces in the Augustan Elegists
8.00  Conference dinner

Saturday, 14 June, 9.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m.
9.30–11.15  Chair: Gianpiero Rosati (Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore)
Melanie Moeller (Heidelberg): ‘Excucurristi a Neapoli: Virgil, Augustus and the Art of Disappearing
Marco Fucecchi (Udine): ‘Eccentric Poetry: Ovid, the Exile and the Prototype of a “Periphery” Literature
Bethany Flanders (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Looking for Space: Physical Setting and Female Identity in Ovid’s Heroides
11.15–11.45  Tea/coffee
11.45–1.00  Chair: Mario Labate (Florence)
Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille III): ‘Topographie de la Rome primitive, politique et Gender: l’exemple du culte de Bona Dea. L’élégie 4, 9 de Properce: une réponse au livre 8 de l’Énéide?
Stephen Heyworth (Oxford): ‘Topography in Ovid’s Fasti’
1.00  Lunch and planning meeting for Réseau members

Réseau international de recherche et de formation à la recherche dans le domaine de la poésie augustéenne

Last updated 20 April 2015