What's in a Poet? 7h Open International Conference of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song


The figure of the poet in archaic and classical Greece

7th Open International Conference of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song (https://sites.rutgers.edu/greeksong/)

Barcelona, July 3-5, 2023


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Our group's research area is the history of Greek literature and its reception. We basically want to reconsider the theoretical terms which have been used to explained Greek texts from Antiquity to the present day: genres, modes, compositional schemes, concepts of literary theory ... and of course the texts themselves and  its philological work These ways of understanding the conception literature and the poet among the Greeks have had an impact both on the proposal of emendations, attributions or comparisons, and on the hermeneutic activity. We believe in the need to reexamine them, looking for appropriate methods that may allow a better understanding of the extant Greek literature, which involves finding new approaches to the study of ancient Greek literature and its history. It is a long term project; and at the moment we are working on confronting positions about key aspects of the Greek literary experience.

Our emphasis on reception refers more specifically to the confrontation between ancient and modern reception. Thus, the first meeting of the group (2010) was intended to confront the ancient and the modern views. But it goes further: as we have already mentioned, our project is aimed at identifying and reassessing the key aspects of ancient Greek literature. This is why the second meeting (2011) dealt with corality, one of the most peculiar aspects of the Greek literary experience, and the third (2013) will deal with corality and relationship between literature and history.