en

The Gustav Karlsson Lecture

25/10/2019

The Swedish Institute at Athens invites you to attend the Gustav Karlsson Biannual Lecture on Byzantine Civilization

From Ancient Models to Byzantine Literature: Studying Classics in Byzantium by Baujke van den Berg, Central European University (Budapest)

Friday November 1, 2019, at 19.00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9.

Abstract

Ancient Greek literature was an important source of inspiration and imitation for Byzantine authors: they modelled their language on the Attic authors of the Classical period, were inspired by ancient genres, and included numerous allusions to and quotations from ancient literature in their writings. The role of ancient texts in Byzantine literary culture is inextricably connected to education and scholarship: Byzantine scholars and teachers appropriated ancient literature to express contemporary didactic aims and social values. They taught their students grammar and rhetoric through ancient texts, while also providing them with strategies for creatively engaging with the literature of the past. This lecture explores the close connection between education and literary production by studying various texts that facilitate the use of ancient literature in Byzantine literary culture. It addresses such questions as how Byzantine scholars and authors perceive their relationship to the authors of the past and how they translate the study of ancient models into new literary products expressing contemporary literary aesthetics.

At­tached files: Flyer, Abstract

All welcome!

Εκδηλώσεις του μήνα

1
Παρασκευή 01/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
117 42 Athens
Google Map
Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102


19:00
6
Τετάρτη 06/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
117 42 Athens
Google Map
Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102


19:00 20:30
8
Παρασκευή 08/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
117 42 Athens
Google Map
Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102


19:00
12
Τρίτη 12/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
Google Map


15:00
18
Δευτέρα 18/11/2019
Ώρα

Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2
111 52 Stockholm
Google Map
Swedish Institute at Athens


19:00 20:30
26
Τρίτη 26/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
Google Map


19:00
27-30
Τετάρτη 27/11/2019
Σάββατο 30/11/2019
Ώρα

Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102


Ερχόμενες εκδηλώσεις

28
ΦΕΒ

Ώρα: 19:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens, Athens Google Map

3
ΜΑΡ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map

6
ΜΑΡ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map

17
ΜΑΡ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map

20
ΜΑΡ

Ώρα: 19:00, Lecture Hall, Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15 Google Map

7
ΑΠΡ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map

26
ΜΑΙ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map

9
ΙΟΥ

Ώρα: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map