9th International Conference on Trends in Classics

Dialect, Diction and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram

School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, 29-31 May 2015

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The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Philology in cooperation with the Greek Language Centre held on 29-31 May 2015 in Thessaloniki the 9th International Conference on Trends in Classics, sponsored by the KIKPE Foundation. 25 classical scholars from around the world participated in this conference entitled “Dialect, Diction and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram”, representing universities of Europe and the US. The academician and Professor of the AUTH School of Philology, Antonios Regkakos, was the coordinator of the conference.

8th Trends in Classics International Conference on Greek Historiography

Roman Drama and its Contexts

Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, 29 May - 1 June 2014

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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

Thirty nine prominent scientists from Greece and the most important universities of the United States, Canada and Europe participated in the conference by sending their papers (University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, Columbia, Cornell, Emory, Washington Seattle, Victoria, Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, etc.).

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference to be published by the De Gruyeter publishing house in Berlin.

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7th Trends in Classics International Conference on Greek Historiography

Knowing future time in and through Greek historiography

Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, 7-9 June 2013

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The aim of the conference is to investigate the concept of future time in ancient Greek historiography, as well as in the genealogies of more recent historiography, for whom Antiquity was the foundation. The Conference’s purpose is to cover a broad spectrum of historical thought, encompassing Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato and Aristotle, Xenophon, Polybius, Plutarch, Philostratus, Lucian, as well as the thinkers of Roman, Christian and recent tradition. In this framework, the Conference ventures the study of the multiple dimensions of the notion of the future in ancient historical thought are discussed, raising questions that challenge established views on what History is. How was future time inscribed in or resisted by Greek historiography ? What is the position of this concept within the later historiographical tradition whose dominant orientation focused on past and present? These questions open up a field of research which places ancient Greek tradition at the centre of both the European and as well as the global dialogue on the subject of the concepts and directions of Western historiography.

Distinguished scholars from leading universities of Europe, America and Canada are participants in the conference,who will help to broaden the dialogue on crucial research issues studies in Classics and the Humanities. Among them we mention: Catherine Darbo-Peschanski (EHESS), joint organizer of the conference, who will speak on “The future and the logic of the catalectic ordering in Greek historiography”; Paolo Desideri (University of Florence) “Plutarch on the future of an ancient world”; Emily Greenwood (Yale University) “Real and non-real futures in Greek historiography”; Jonas Grethleim (University of Heidelberg) “Future pasts in ancient historiography”; Oswyn Murreay (Oxford University), moderator of various lectures; and Christopher Pelling (Oxford University) “Preparation for the judgement of the descendants: Polybius and Dionysos”.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference to be published by the De Gruyeter publishing house in Berlin.

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3rd Conference - “Artos Zois” Foundation

The return of morality: Old and new questions

French Institute
Athens, 14-15 December 2012

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Discussed were the problems of morality from the standpoint of the Bible, the theological and ecclesiastical approaches to contemporary moral issues, as well as the deliberations of modern moral philosophy. Papers were presented by: Miltiadis Constantinou, Predrag Dragutinović, Otfried Hofius, Jeffrey W. Baldwin, Sotirios S. Despotis, Father Evangelos Ganas, Father Antonios Pinakoulas, Dimitrios N. Moschos, Father Theodoros Kontidis, Argyris Petrou, Thanasis N. Papathanasiou, Stavros Zoumboulakis, Giorgos Grigoriou, Nikos Manolopoulos, Stelios Virvidakis, Philimon Paionidis, Vaso Kinti, Ioannis Bekos, Pavlos Sourlas, Constantinos Papageorgiou and Thanos Lipovats. The conference was sponsored by the Marianthi Foundation Inc, NY.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially for the second year running, to the publication of the proceedings of the conference titled “The return of morality: Old and new questions”, published by “Artos Zois” Editions.

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Greek coins and their types: Noble issuing authorities, humble users?

French School of Archaeology
Athens, 26-28 September 2012

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The international conference was organized jointly by the Belgian School of Archaeology and the French School of Archaeology at Athens. Twenty-six numismatists of international repute participated, among them François de Callatay, Maria Caltabiano, Olivier Picard, Andrew Meadows, Sergey Kovalenko. The conference's distinct character lies in its treatment of the critical methodological issues of Numismatics. Occasioned by the presentation of a wide range of subjects, the methods of reading the iconography of coins and the significance of those responsible for their issue for understanding the coins were discussed, with emphasis on investigating the relationship between the issuer and the user. Papers for the side of the Greek scholarl's community were presented by Panagiotis Iosiph, Selini Psoma, Dimitris Plantzos, Vasiliki Penna and Yannis Stoyas.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference to be published by the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique (Supplement).

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6th Trends in Classics International Conference on Hellenistic Poetry

Hellenistic Studies at a crossroad: Exploring texts, contexts and metatexts.

Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki , 25-27 May 2012

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The conference entitled “Hellenistic Studies at a crossroad: Exploring texts, contexts and metatexts” was attended by more than 20 Classicists from all over the world, representing universities in Europe, America and Canada. The conference was coordinated by the Academician and Professor of the Department of Philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Antonis Regakos.

The conference opened with an introductory lecture by Regis Professor at the University of Cambridge, Richard Hunter, a specialist on Hellenistic literature. Speakers included Marco Fantuzzi (University of Columbia/Μacerata), Kathryn Gutzwiller (University of Cincinnati), Gregory Hutchinson (University of Oxford) and David Sider (New York University), considered to be among the authorities of research on Hellenistic poetry and ancient Greek literature as a whole. Participants in the conference have edited or authored seminal publications and monographs on Hellenistic poetry, among them Giulio Massimilla and Annette Harder, who published two monumental editions of the enigmatic poet and grammarian Callimachus. Papers were presented and interventions made by publishers and scholiasts of the Hellenistic epigram (Alexander Sens, Silvia Barbantani, Ivana Petrovic) and eminent researchers on Hellenistic poetics (Christophe Cusset, Benjamin Acosta-Hughes and Evelyne Prioux).

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference to be published by the De Gruyeter publishing house in Berlin.

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3rd International Conference on Alexandros Papadiamantis

Skiathos, 29 September–20 October 2011
Athens, 7-8 October 2011

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In 2011, the centenary of the Papadiamantis’s death, the Society of Papadiamantian Studies organized the 3rd International Conference on Alexandros Papadiamantis at two different locations: a) in Skiathos and b) in Athens. The former, with a varied thematic sessions, was attended by 32 participants from Greece and abroad, while the later was attended by 32 participants.

In the keynote lecture, N.D. Triantaphyllopoulos examined Papadiamantis’s life as a translator. S. Athini presented Papadiamanti's translations in the texts circulated by V. Gavriilidis, while Ph. Pappas discussed Papadiamantis’s work as a translator in the daily and periodical Press of his time.

G. Gotsis and G. Farinou-Malamatari studied elements in the translation of Sarah Grand’s novel The Heavenly Twins. Ph. Dimitrakopoulos and A. Lambadaridou approached the translation of F. Coppée’s Arietta. V. Lambropoulou presented the translation of Hall Caine’s book The Manxman. A. Mantas examined Papadiamantis’s translations of works by the historians Gordon and Finley on the Greek War of Independence. M. Paschalis presented the translation issues pertaining to F. Farrar’s book The Life of Christ. V. Roussou spoke on the translation of works by Byron. Matteo Miano commented on Papadiamantis’s translations of Chekov. V. Dimoula examined the imaginary on the basis of Papadiamantis’s translation of B. Stoker’s Dracula.

Other papers dealt with translations of works by Papadiamantis into other languages: German (A. Daskaroli, G. Τziotis), French (D. Philias), Italian (G. Makri), Serbo-Croatian and Serbian (M. Veljkovic, R. Mutavdzic, S. Djordjevic), as well as Georgian (M. Kamushadze and M. Abulashvilli). Marta Silvia Dios, translator of the work “The Nostalgic Woman”, expounded on the peculiarities of the translation, while Anna Zimbone explained the approaches to translating the work The Seal’s Lament. Comparative approaches to Papadiamantis’s oeuvre, on the basis of translations made by Papadiamantis, were presented by Ch. Karatsinidou.

Approaches to translations between “purist” Greek (katharevousa) and “vernacular’ Greek (demotike) by Papadiamantis himself in his oeuvre were discussed by D. Kanellopoulos and T. Karageorgiou.

Last, two papers, of L. Triantaphyllou and of E. Politou-Marmarinou, G. Mikros and T. Dimitroulia, dealt with the identification of unsigned translations that are attributed or could be attributed to Papadiamantis.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference, which were published in 2012 in two volumes (A-B) by Domos Editions. Pdf proceedings.

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3rd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association

Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens
Athens, 5-8 October 2011

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Τhe third international conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, on the philosophy of science, was organized by the Department of Methodology and History of Science of the University of Athens. The European Philosophy of Science Association was founded in London in 2006 and has developed into one of the world's foremost scientific associations in the Philosophy of Science. Its objectives are to enhance European traditions in the philosophy of science and to promote and support philosophical research in progress in Europe. The Association’s conference, which is held every two years, is one of the most important conference in the discipline of Philosophy, attracting hundreds of researchers, since the works submitted are assessed by a prestigious international committee and a selection of these is published in a special volume produced by an international publishing house. Participants in this conference, the first major international conference of philosophy held in Greece, exceeded 200 leading authorities in the sphere of epistemology.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference.

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2nd Conference - “Artos Zois” Foundation

The God of the Bible and the God of the philosophers

National Hellenic Research Foundation
Athens, 2-3 December 2011

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In 2011 the “Artos Zois” Foundation organized its second conference, titled “The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers”. Τhe conference was held at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and examined the relationship between biblical and philosophical God, from ancient Greece to the present day. Papers were presented by: Pavlos Kalligas, Vasilis Kalfas, Katerina Ieradiakonou, Εleni Perdikouri, Dimitris Kaimakis, Μyrto Theocharous, Christos Karakolis, Charalambos Atmatzidis, Father Dimitrios Bathrellos, Thanos Samartzis, Panagiotis Kantartzis, Thodoris Dritsas, Aris Stylianou, Costas Androulidakis, Giannis Pissis, Giorgos Faraklas, Vasiliki Tsakiri, Stavros Zoumboulakis, Νikolaos Asproulis, Stelios Virvidakis, Father Evangelos Ganas.

K.I.K.P.E. contributed financially to the publication of the proceedings of the conference titled “The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers”, published by “Artos Zois” Editions.

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