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May 10 - May 11
Dodd Hall 248, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Department of Classics will hold an International Conference on “Plato and Lyric Poetry” on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, 2024, in Dodd 248.

Conference Schedule
Friday May 10, 2024
9 am. Breakfast
9.25 am Opening remarks

Session 1
9.35 am-10.35 am. Glenn Most (University of Chicago): “Pindar’s nomos basileus (Fr. 169 Sn.-M.) in Plato”

10.45 am-11.45 am. John Tennant (Stanford University): “Speaking lyrically, speaking proverbially.”

12.00- 1.30 pm:  Lunch break

Session 2
1.30 pm-2.30 pm. Eleonora Rocconi (University of Pavia): “The role of melopoiia in Plato’s taxonomy of lyric genres”

2.35 pm.-3.35 pm. David Blank (UCLA): “The presence of Plato in Diogenes of Babylon’s treatise On Music

3.35-3.50 pm: Coffee break

Session 3
3.50 pm-4.50pm. Julia Pfefferkorn (University of Trier): “The gods’ rewards: Plato, lyric poetry, and divine retribution”

5.00 pm-6.00 pm. Kathryn Morgan (UCLA) “The great contest: exploring life choices through Pindar in Plato’s Republic

Saturday May 11, 2024
9 am. Breakfast

Session 1
9.30 am-10.30 am. Giulia Sissa (UCLA) “No hymns to Eros? Platonic rhythms and rhymes in the Symposium

10.45 am-11.45 am. André Rehbinder (University of Paris, Nanterre) “Plato’s encounter with lyric in the Phaedrus

12.00- 1.00 pm: Lunch break

Session 2
1.15 pm-2.15 pm. Marcus Folch (Columbia University) “Lyric and the geographic imagination in Plato’s Laws

2.25 pm.-3.25 pm. Michael Brumbaugh (Tulane University) “Between nature and culture: Platonic chorality in the Guaraní Republic of Paraguay”

3.30-3.50 pm: Coffee break

Session 3
3.50 pm-4.50 pm George Gazis (Durham University) “Dialectic lyricism: subjectivity and the search for true doxa

5.00 pm-6.00 pm. Pierre Destrée (Université catholique de Louvain) “Plato and iambic humor”


May 10
May 11
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Department of Classics
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Dodd Hall 248
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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