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CfP: Readers and Interpreters of Cicero, Ancient and Modern. In honour of Emanuele Narducci and Alb
 

The The “Emanuele Narducci” Centre for the Study of the Reception of the Ancient World (Centro di Studi sulla Fortuna dell’ Antico “Emanuele Narducci”, Sestri Levante), together with the International Society of Cicero’s Friends (SIAC) and the “Lucilla Donà Barbieri” Delegation of the Italian Association for Classical Culture, Chiavari, is sponsoring a two-day conference on the reception of Cicero in antiquity and the modern world, Readers and Interpreters of Cicero, Ancient and Modern. In honour of Emanuele Narducci and Alberto Grilli.

The two-day event will be held next year, on the 17th and 18th of March 2017, in honour of Emanuele Narducci and Alberto Grilli to mark the tenth anniversary of their death. The first day of the conference will focus on Cicero’s reception in the modern era and will take place in Sestri Levante, thus coinciding with the 14th Meeting of the “Emanuele Narducci” Centre for the Study of the Reception of the Ancient World; the second day will be devoted to Cicero’s reception in antiquity and late antiquity, and will be held in Chiavari.

On the 18th, keynote presentations will be offered by Prof. Rita Pierini (Florence), on Cicero in Seneca; Prof. Paolo Esposito (Salerno), Cicero at Pharsalus; and Prof. Fabio Gasti (Pavia), on Cicero in the Breviary Tradition. There are three further slots available on the day, and the organisers are inviting proposals for papers exploring Cicero’s afterlife in the antique and late antique eras. The CfP is open to anyone with a doctorate, who is aged 40 or under; the papers will be original contributions to the subject, to be delivered in Italian.

Deadline for the abstracts is set for the 30th September 2016, after which proposals will be reviewed by the selection committee, made up of Prof. Giancarlo Mazzoli (Pavia; Vice-Coordinator of the “Emanuele Narducci” Centre for the Study of the Reception of the Ancient World”), Prof. Ermanno Malaspina (Turin; President of the Advisory Board of the International Society of Cicero’s Friends) and Sergio Audano (Coordinator of the “Emanuele Narducci” Centre for the Study of the Reception of the Ancient World and President of the “Lucilla Donà Barbieri” Delegation of the Italian Association for Classical Culture, Chiavari).

Proposals should consist of an abstract, no longer than a side of A4, and CV, both of which should be attached to an email and sent to all three members of the selection committee, Giancarlo Mazzoli (giancarlo.mazzoli@unipv.it), Ermanno Malaspina (committee@tulliana.eu) and Sergio Audano (sergioaudano@libero.it) by the closing date.

The committee will accept three proposals by the 31st of October 2016, and the selected speakers will be expected to develop their abstract into a 30-minute presentation in Italian, which will be offered in the afternoon session on the 18th of March, chaired by Prof. Andrea Balbo (Turin; President of the International Society of Cicero’s Friends). We also expect to publish a revised version of the papers in Ciceroniana online – an invitation the committee might extend to proposals considered to be of interest, even beyond the three selected for presentation at the conference.

Meals and accommodation will be provided for the speakers, but not costs relating to travel arrangements.


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