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Agosto 2020

Cicero in Sicily – Intermediate Latin for adult learners

9 Agosto 2020 @ 17:00 - 14 Agosto 2020 @ 19:00
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100
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INTERMEDIATE LATIN Week 2 Sunday 9th - Friday 14th August 17:00 - 19:00 Italian time (UTC+2) This 'refresher' online Latin course will consist of 6 x 120-minute classes which will take place between the 9th and 14th of August 2020. As we are based in Sicily, we will read a selection of passages from Cicero’s Verrine Orations, the speeches delivered against Gaius Verres, the former governor of Sicily who had extorted the local population. The classes will be designed for…

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Settembre 2020

Mitomania 2020

18 Settembre 2020 @ 9:00 - 19 Settembre 2020 @ 21:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy

Quinta edizione di Mitomania, un convegno multidisciplinare che promuove lo studio del mito, che avrà luogo a Siracusa, Catania e fruibile anche in webinar. Tre giorni dedicati al mito di Enea, a naufragi e fondazioni dell’essere e della città.

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Federico (e il suo) Secondo

24 Settembre 2020 @ 20:30 - 22:00
Foro Siracusano (i Villini),

La cifra comica caratterizza la storia di Re Federico (e il suo) Secondo Un viaggio in lingua siciliana nella storia di questo magnifico personaggio e della città di Siracusa!

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Ottobre 2020

Online Greek Courses

7 Ottobre 2020 @ 16:30 - 9 Dicembre 2020 @ 20:00
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of online Ancient Greek classes that will run this coming autumn and winter. Our tutors are Dr. George Gazis and Dr. Chiara Blanco who will lead the classes live. Beginners Greek Course:  Every WEDNESDAY at 18:00 – 20:00 Italian Time UTC+2 Starting on 14th of October 18:00 – 20:00 Ending on 16th of December 18:00 – 20:00 Greek for Philosophers Reading Group: Every WEDNESDAY at 16.30 - 17.30 Italian Time UTC…

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Gymnastics, Athletics, and Agōn in Plato – Online Book Presentation

26 Ottobre 2020 @ 15:00 - 16:00
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

"Athletics, Gymnastics and Agon in Plato", eds. H. Reid, M. Ralkowski, and C.P. Zoller (Sioux City: Parnassos Press, 2020) has just been published. It will be presented by the editors on Monday 26th October at 3pm Italian time (CET) live here on Exedra Mediterranean Center's Facebook page. Plato’s philosophy combines competition and cooperation in pursuit of the goal of wisdom. On one level, agonism in Plato is explicit: he taught in a gymnasium and featured gymnastic training in his educational…

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Misfatto a Palazzo II – Pagine dal Passato

30 Ottobre 2020 @ 19:30 - 31 Ottobre 2020 @ 22:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Misfatto a Palazzo© è un "Live Game", un gioco “dal vivo”, che ti renderà protagonista di un’indimenticabile esperienza tra realtà e finzione! Varcata la soglia d’ingresso, sarai già parte di una messinscena i cui dettagli ti saranno svelati man mano nel corso della serata. Sarai accolto come il più prezioso degli ospiti e ti verrà servito un aperitivo al tavolo. Nel frattempo, avrai modo di inquadrare meglio il contesto, i personaggi e le dinamiche che li uniscono... o dividono. Poi,…

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Gennaio 2021

Online Reading Week: Ancient Greek Poetry in Sicily: Theocritus

Gennaio 3 - Gennaio 8
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

Theocritus, Sicily’s most renowned poet in antiquity, has captured the island’s beauty and allure in his Idylls, offering us a window through its landscapes into the everyday life of its ancient inhabitants, including their love-affairs and disappointments, fears and hopes. In this brief course, we will be reading Idylls 1 and 11, in which the poet paints a vivid and ever-changing picture of Sicily in his time by combining the simplicity of the lonely herdsman’s life with the complex web of myths and…

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Aprile 2021

Survivor’s Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology IV

Aprile 10 @ 8:00 - Aprile 18 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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After the disappointment of having to postpone this year, we are planning new dates for this residential course dedicated to uncovering the secrets of stable isotope analysis as applied to ecology, designed for researchers and PhD students and all those who want to improve their understanding of the technique. Covid permitting, this fourth edition of SGSIE 2021 can count once more on a great team of international tutors, including: Dr. Brian Hayden, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory, University of New…

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Luglio 2021

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

Luglio 1 @ 8:00 - Luglio 4 @ 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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Finding Your Place in Ortigia

Luglio 8 @ 8:00 - Luglio 10 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Writing Workshop with John S. Summerfield Jr., MFA, Goddard College, USA Inspiration, intimacy, and singularity are the foundations of writing practices. Translating them into forms and words, writers share their emotions that come from the deepest well of their souls.  Nobody else knows that place.  Readers need permission to unlock the entryway to that place.   Departing from the lectures and tools of Richard Hugo’s Triggering Town (1979), John S. Summerfield Jr., MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, author and…

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