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Argonautica Workshop

Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin
1st-3rd June 2023

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send an expression of interest to

The keynote address by Jackie Murray (SUNY at Buffalo) will take place on 1st June at 16:30-18:00 (Dublin, UTC/GMT +1). It will be streamed online, and you may sign up using this link: 

Conference Programme

Workshop Programme

Thursday 1st June, 2023

Session 1 (11:30-13:00)

Max Leventhal (Cambridge), Solar Radiation in the Orphic Argonautica

Alexandra Madeła (TCD), Middle Europe or Middle-earth? Mapping the return route of the Argo in the Argonautica by Orpheus

Richard Stoneman (Exeter), Alexander and the Argonauts: Forms of Heroism in Hellenistic Narrative

Session 2 (14:00-16:00)

Leanna Boychenko (Loyola University Chicago), Polydeuces and Amycus in Egypt

James Oakley (Oxford), Parallel Literatures, Parallel Lives: The Argonautica and Hellenistic Egyptian Literature

Camilla Basile (Virginia), Apollonius’ Μοῦσαι ὑποφήτορες and the interpretation of the Egyptian tradition
Austin Hattori (Cincinnati), Apollonius of Rhodes and the epōn poiētēs

Keynote Lecture (16:30-18:00)

Jackie Murray (SUNY at Buffalo), Becoming Callimachus’ Ibis: Poetics of Controversy in Apollonius' Argonautica

Friday 2nd June 2023

Session 3 (9:30-11:00)

Thomas Munro (Yale), Tellus imbuta: an ecocritical reading of Catullus’ Argo

Brian McPhee (Durham), Apollonian Allusions in Catullus’ Attis Poem (c. 63)

Jessica Blum-Sorensen (San Francisco), Birds of a Feather: Cleopatra and the legacy of Apollonius’ Medea

Session 4 (11:30-13:00)

Adrian Gramps (St. Andrews), Argonautic Lives in Horace, Propertius, and Ovid

Jeremy Lam (TCD), Old world landowners: an intertextual reading of the Philemon and Baucis episode in Metamorphoses 8 and the Phineus episode in Argonautica 2

Helen Lovatt (Nottingham), Orpheus crossing: Interactions between mythic traditions in Roman Argonauticas

Session 5 (14:00-15:00)

Annette Harder (Groningen), Iliad and Argonautica: The journey from Lemnos to Cyzicus

Manos Tsakiris (Edinburgh), A Woman’s Journey Home: The Wedding Poem in Argonautica 4

Session 6 (15:30-16:30)

Tom Nelson (Oxford), Apollonian Footnotes

Alastair Daly (TCD), Sexy Saplings, Phallic Panic and Monstrous word-πέλει in Apollonius’ Hylas episode

Saturday 3rd June 2023

Session 7 (10:00-11:30)

Lisa Doyle (TCD), Ain't No Margin Wide Enough: Callimachus and Cataloguing Rivers in the Scholia on Apollonius' Argonautica

Paolo Scattolin (Verona), Hypsipyle the Orator: Observations on a long neglected rhetorical analysis in the scholia to Apollonius

Ariadna Arriaza (Barcelona), Herodorus of Heraclea Pontica, Argonautica and the Black Sea

Session 8 (12:00-13:30)  

Athanassios Vergados (Newcastle), Aspects of etymological interpretation in Apollonius

Yelena Erez (Ohio State), Poetic Health: Medical and Poetic Traditions in Apollonius’ Argonautica

Marije Derksen (Radboud), The Power of Love and Lies: Gender, Deception and Seduction in Apollonius’ Argonautica

Session 9 (14:30-16:00)

Elisa Di Daniele (Rome, Tor Vergata), The evil child: the portrait of Eros in Apollonius’ Argonautica and Moschus’ Runaway Love

Stefan Weise (Wuppertal), Apollonius for Pupils: Laurentius Rhodoman‘s Greek Argonautica (1588)

Federica Rosetti (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies), The Argonautic myth in the Italian Humanism: Basinio da Parma’s Argonautica