An exciting upcoming event this week.

The Afterlife of Plutarch – 23 – 24 May 2013
This conference will address the uses of Plutarch’s historical and philosophical works by late antique, medieval and early modern scholars, writers and artists. It is by The Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies.
Organised by Chris Pelling (Oxford), John North (Institute of Classical Studies), Judith Mossman (Nottingham) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute)


The Warburg Institute,
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

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Thursday 23 May 2013 at the Warburg Institute

10.15 – Registration; Coffee (Common Room)

10.50 – Welcome: Peter Mack

11.00 – Dr Alberto Rigolio (University of Oxford)
The Syriac De Exercitatione: a lost Plutarchan work?

11.50 – Dr Sophia Xenophontos (University of Cyprus)
Plutarch’s revival in late Byzantium: the case of Theodore Metochites

12.45 – Lunch (Common Room)

1.50 – Dr Frances Muecke (University of Sydney)
From Francesco Barbaro to Angelo Poliziano: Plutarch’s Roman Questions in the fifteenth century

2.40 – Dr Marianne Pade (Danish Institute in Rome)
John Whethamstede and Plutarch

3.30 – Tea (Common Room)

4.00 – Professor Judith Mossmann (University of Nottingham)
Additional Lives: Hannibal, Scipio and Epaminondas

4.50 – Dr Fred Schurink (Northumbria University)
‘Bothe Scholemaister and Counsailour vnto the most vertuously disposed Emperoure of all Gentiles Traianus’: Plutarch, the Institutio Traiani, and the Social Dynamics of Philosophy in Renaissance England

5.45 – Reception (Common Room)

Friday 24 May 2013 at the Warburg Institute

10.00 – Registration; Coffee (Common Room)

10.30 – Professor Ewen Bowie (University of Oxford)
Plutarch in Scotland

11.20 – Professor Roberto Guerrini (University of Siena)
Plutarco, Poussin e l’arte barocca

12.10 – Dr Constanze Güthenke (Princeton University)
After Exemplarity: a Map of Plutarchan Scholarship

1.00 – Lunch (Common Room)

2.00 – Dr Alexei Zadorojnyi (University of Liverpool)
Plutarch à la Russe: Ancient Heroism and Russian Ideology in Tolstoy’s War and Peace

2.50 – Professor Edith Hall and Dr Rosie Wyles (King’s College London)
Plutarch’s Gracchi on the French, English and Irish stages, 1792-1852: From Revolution to Corn Laws and Famine

3.40 – Tea (Common Room)

4.10 – Professor Frances Titchener (Utah State University)
Welcomed with open arms: Plutarch and the modern Prometheus

5.00 – Professor Chris Pelling (University of Oxford)
Concluding Remarks

5.30 – Conference ends

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Conference fees
Unless otherwise stated conferences fees (which include coffee/tea, and a sandwich lunch) are as follows: · One day conferences: £25 (£12.50 concessionary rate for full-time students/retired) · Two day conferences: £40 (£25 for concessionary rate for full-time students/retired) To check the details please visit the individual webpage for the conference you are interested in.

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