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Giugno 2019

Fifth Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece

12 Giugno 2019 @ 10:00 - 15 Giugno 2019 @ 16:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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The Fifth Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece  with special emphasis on ἀγών agōn: assembly, struggle, contest, trial, conflict, challenge, strife, witha pre-conference seminar on Empedocles’ Poem on nature and an Empedocles-themed post-conference tour The cultural and intellectual legacy of Western Greece—the coastal areas of Southern Italy and Sicily settled by Hellenes in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE—is sometimes overlooked in academia.  Yet evidence suggests that poets, playwrights, philosophers, and other maverick intellectuals found fertile ground here for the growth of…

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Luglio 2021

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

1 Luglio 2021 @ 8:00 - 4 Luglio 2021 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, leading a Mediterranean Studies Research Group and a Mediterranean Studies Certificate, invites submissions for an upcoming symposium on Mediterranean Studies to be held in July 2021.   In recent years, the discipline of Mediterranean Studies has “gone from constituting a rather vague approach to a region imagined in geographical terms, to coalescing as a recognized field of research and teaching – a process driven in part by its inherent imperative to interrogate established…

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Maggio 2022

Seventh Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece

Maggio 29 @ 10:00 - Giugno 4 @ 16:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Seventh Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece  “Paideia and Performance” the educational function of theatrical, rhetorical, athletic, and musical performance with a pre-conference seminar on Aeschylus and a theater-themed post-conference excursion Exedra Mediterranean Center Syracuse, Sicily, May 29 – June 4, 2022 Ancient Greek culture was marked by a love for cultural performances—theatrical, rhetorical, athletic, and musical—which always found their audience and exerted educational influence on them. The works of thinkers living in different periods of ancient history…

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Ottobre 2022

Homer in Sicily – conference

Ottobre 5 @ 10:00 - Ottobre 8 @ 16:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Ulysses and the Sirens by H.J.Draper An Academic Conference and Tour of Ancient Sites Exedra Mediterranean Center Syracuse, Sicily, October 5-8, 2022 (new dates) With a post-conference tour October 9-10 Homeric Thrinacia – our Sicily – is the legendary home of the Cattle of the Sun, the Cyclops, the Laestrygonians, Aeolus, and close neighbor of Skylla and Charybdis. Samuel Butler, in the nineteenth century, memorably theorized that the Odyssey’s author was a young Sicilian woman, glimpsed in the figure of Nausicaa. Otherwise,…

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