ElAnt v1n4 - The Greek and Roman Book, University of Minnesota (Programme)

Volume 1, Number 4
September 1993

October 1 and 2, 1993

Tentative Schedule

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sponsored by Continuing Education and Extension, Program Innovation Fund; Classical and Near Eastern Studies; Center for Medieval Studies; College of Liberal Arts; Graduate School; Office of the Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Friday October 1, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Session I: The Format of the Ancient Book (10:00-12:00)

10:00 Introduction (William Malandra, Nita Krevans)
10:15 Kathleen McNamee, Wayne State University, 'Marginal Notes in Literary Papyri'
10:45 Coffee
11:00 William Johnson, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, 'The Aesthetic of the Luxury Book Roll'
11:30 Comment: Michael Haslam, University of California at Los Angeles

Lunch (open)

Session II: The Image of the Book in Art, Literature and Religion (1:30-4:00)

1:30 Eva Keuls, University of Minnesota, 'Images of Books in Athenian Art'
2:00 Peter Bing, Emory University, 'Ergnzungsspiel in the Epigrams of Callimachus'
2:30 Coffee
2:45 Albert Henrichs, Harvard University, ' Hieroi Logoi: the Written Margins of the Sacred'
3:15 Comment: Ludwig Koenen, University of Michigan

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Reception, Special Collections, Wilson Library

Saturday, October 2, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Session III: Libraries (9:30-11:30)

9:30 T. Keith Dix, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 'Whatever Happened to Varro's Library?: Proscription, Bibliophilia, and Public Libraries at Rome'
10:00 George W. Houston, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 'Why Did the Romans Bother to Build Public Libraries?'
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Comment: Nita Krevans, University of Minnesota

Lunch (Campus Club--public may join speakers at a cost of $10)

Session IV: Orality, Literacy and the Book (1:00-3:30)

1:00 Carolyn Dewald, University of Southern California, 'Between Oral and Written: the Place of Herodotus and Thucydides'
1:30 Roger Bagnall, Columbia University, 'Literacy and Literature in Egyptian Hellenism'
2:00 Coffee
2:15 Comment: Ann Hanson, MacArthur Foundation Fellow

3:00-3:30 Possible Session:

Work-in-Progress Reports:
very brief (less than five minutes) presentations of current research, detailed queries, or relevant announcements; if you will attend the conference and are interested in participating in this session please contact me immediately.

Concluding Discussion (3:45-5:00)
Sally Humphreys, University of Michigan

Dinner (optional, $20, Nolte Center)

All sessions will be held at the Nolte Center for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Drive, on the east bank campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

To receive a registration form, or for further information, contact:

Nita Krevans
Classical and Near Eastern Studies

COPYRIGHT NOTE: Copyright remains with authors, but due reference should be made to this journal if any part of the above is later published elsewhere.

Electronic Antiquity Vol. 1 Issue 3 - August 1993
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606