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Workshop Assessing Cicero's (in)constantia through the ages

Friday 21 June 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Program Workshop “Assessing Cicero’s (in)constantia through the Ages” at Leiden University as part of the VIDI project ‘Mediated Cicero’ (PI Christoph Pieper)

Friday 21 June 2019: Antiquity
Venue: LIPSIUS 148

12.30-13.00     Welcome & Introduction (Christoph Pieper)

13.00-13.45      Matthew Roller (Baltimore), Philosophical and rhetorical perspectives on Ciceronian constancy

13.45-14.30      Yannick Zanetti (Genève), Some implications of metaphorical aspects of constantia in Cicero’s work

14.30-15.00     Coffee/tea break

15.00-15.45      Viola Maria Periti (Pavia/Leiden), Cicero’s construction of a consistent authorial persona in the prefaces of his rhetorical and philosophical works

15.45-16.30     Biagio Santorelli (Genova), Aude perire, placiturus es. The earliest construction of Cicero’s (in)constantia in the school of rhetoric

16.30-16.45     Fresh air break

16.45-17.30     Tommaso Ricchieri (Padova),  Frustra calumniantur Ciceroni. Defending Ciceroʼs inconstantia in Pseudo-Asconiusʼs commentary on the Verrines

17.30-18.15     Leanne Jansen (Leiden), Runaway Cicero and republican ethos in imperial Greek historiography

18.30               Drinks (Het Keizertje)

Saturday 22 June 2019: Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern Times
Venue: LIPSIUS 148

10.00-10.45     Karl Enenkel (Münster), Petrarch, the active and contemplative life, and Cicero

10.45-11.30      Megan Welton (Utrecht), Constantia, virtus, and civic discord in the early Middle Ages

11.30-12.15      Christoph Pieper (Leiden): Das also war des Ciceros Kern. Cicero’s image in the viri illustres-tradition and adherent genres between late antiquity and the early Italian Renaissance

12.15-13.00     Lunch

13.00-14.30      Guided tour to the Bibliotheca Thysiana (Paul Hoftijzer, P.A. Tiele Professor in the History of the Early-Modern Dutch Book)

14.30-15.15      Bram van der Velden (Leiden), Ciceronian reception and Ciceronian Echtheitskritik

15.15-16.00      Joanna Kenty (Nijmegen), Singing a different tune. Cicero’s palinode and its reception

16.00-16.30     Coffee/tea break

16.30-17.30     Final discussion

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