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Philosophies of Flavian Literature Workshop

Philosophies of Flavian Literature Workshop
125 Queen's Park, Lillian Massey Building, Room LI205
Time: Mar 4th, 12:30 pm End: Mar 4th, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Humanities, Comparative Literature (FAS), Classics (FAS), 2000-

The Department of Classics presents

Philosophies of Flavian Literature Workshop

This 1-day workshop will take place on Saturday March 4, 2017 in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. It is free and open to the public.





All workshop sessions will take place in Room LI 205.

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-7:00pm  Reception, Room LI 206

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