8th Trends in Classics - Description

8th Trends in Classics

 Thessaloniki International Conference on Roman Drama  

May 29-June 1, 2014  


Conference Venues 

May 29, 31, and June 1: Auditorium I
Aristotle University, Research Dissemination Center
September 3rd Avenue, University Campus

May 30: Manolis Andronikos Hall
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
6, Manoli Andronikou Street



Roman Drama and its Contexts


Scholarship, especially in the past, has been reading Roman drama from the perspective of its relation to Greek and Roman prototypes, and its historical context and evolution. Contemporary readings, following recent groundbreaking work based on intertextual, dramatological, theatrological, performative, psychoanalytical, feminist, gender oriented approaches, philosophical analysis and aesthetics, etc., offer new valuable insights into Roman drama’s poetics and cultural impact. 

The conference aims at focusing on the interpretation of Roman comedy, tragedy and the fragments on the basis of such diverse approaches, as mentioned above. By highlighting the various aesthetic, social and historical parameters, the papers are expected to explore ways in which Roman comic and tragic texts fit into their narrower and/or broader textual and cultural contexts.

Organizing Committee 

Theodore D. Papanghelis, Aristotle University & Academy of Athens
Richard L. Hunter, University of Cambridge, British Academy & President of the Governing Board, Aristotle University
Stephen J. Harrison, University of Oxford
Antonios Rengakos, Aristotle University & Academy of Athens
Stavros Frangoulidis, Aristotle University

For further information, please contact:

Stavros Frangoulidis (frango@lit.auth.gr)


The conference is generously funded by the British Council. Support is also provided by: Aristotle University School of PhilologyThe Church of Greece-Archdiocese of AthensWelfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIPKE)Research Committee - Aristotle University of ThessalonikiUniversity Studio Press and Papadimas Publishing House.

British Council

Church of Greece
Archdiocese of Athens

Aristotle University School of Philology

Foundation for 
Social and Cultural Affairs

Research Committee
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

University Studio Press