2012. augusztus 29.

Konferencia az Ars Poeticáról - szept. 6-8.

International Conference on
Horace’s Ars Poetica

organized by:
Hungarian Academy of Sciences &
Eötvös Loránd University

6—8 September, 2012
Room B/217, ELTE Faculty of Humanities

Horace's Ars Poetica poses a big challenge to 21st century classical scholars. It is an essential and unavoidable work of literary criticism and reflection on the nature of poetic composition and reception, relevant to work in several disciplines. It is also a poem composed in a period of Classical literature which one may rightly call a “golden age” of Augustan literature. As recent scholarship has shown, the works belonging to this literary period attest an exceptional awareness of the intertextuality, narrativity, and fictionality of poetic texts. The explicit aesthetic ideas expressed in the Ars Poetica do not, however, seem to line up perfectly with the level of reflection encountered in other poetic texts. The Ars, it seems, does not discuss issues of poetics and literary criticism which from our retrospective point of view might most interest modern scholars. The main goal of our conference is to reconsider the position of the Ars Poetica in the literary and cultural practice of the Augustan age, and find new ways of handling the tension between Augustan poetic theory and practice.


6 September

9.00—9.10     Opening the conference: Balázs Déri (Head of the Department of Latin, ELTE)

Session 1
chair: Zsigmond Ritoók (Budapest)
9.10—9.40     Philip Hardie (Cambridge): The Ars Poetica and the Poetics of Didactic
9.40—10.10   Péter Hajdu (Budapest): The Ars Poetica as Pure Poetry
10.10—10.30 Attila Ferenczi (Budapest): The Teacher's Persona
10.30—11.00 discussion
11.00—11.30 coffee break

Session 2
chair: Michèle Lowrie (Chicago)
11.30—12.00 Jürgen Paul Schwindt (Heidelberg): Ordo and Insanity. On the pathogenesis of Horace's ars poetica
12.00—12.20 Zsigmond Ritoók (Budapest): Aut prodesse volunt aut delectare poetae
12.20—12.40 József Krupp (Budapest): How to Write an End (of an ars poetica)
12.40—13.10 discussion
13.10—14.30 lunch

Session 3
chair: Philip Hardie (Cambridge)
14.30—15.00 Isabella Tardin Cardoso (Campinas): Why, lover, why? Why do words die? Ephemera and Poetic Licence in the Ars
15.00—15.20 Dániel Kozák (Budapest): (Re)designing Achilles after Horace: Reading AP 120—124 with Ovid and Statius
15.20—15.40 discussion

7 September

Session 4
chair: Isabella Tardin Cardoso (Campinas)
10.00—10.30 Michèle Lowrie (Chicago): Politics by other means: legal language in the Ars Poetica
10.30—10.50 Luigi Galasso (Padova): The Ars Poetica of Horace in Ovid's exile poetry
10.50—11.10 Ábel Tamás (Budapest): Reading Ovid Reading: The Metamorphoses as a "Literal Implementation" of AP 1—30
11.10—11.40 discussion
11.40—14.00 coffee & lunch

8 September

Session 5
chair: Jürgen Paul Schwindt (Heidelberg)
9.30—10.00   Casper de Jonge (Leiden): Horace and Dionysius. Composition in Augustan Rome
10.00—10.20 Imre Kőrizs (Miskolc): How to write lyrics? (After having written it)
10.20—10.40 Gábor Bolonyai (Budapest): Ore rotundo – a phrase reborn in the Renaissance
10.40—11.10 discussion

A konferencia programja pdf-formátumban innen letölthető.

2012. augusztus 26.

István Hahn 100 - call for papers

Invitation to present papers

To mark the centenary of his birth a conference on ancient cults and religions will be dedicated to the memory of  István Hahn, the former professor of ELTE University Budapest. The conference takes place on 22–23 March 2013 in the Gólyavár building of the ELTE Campus (4 Múzeum körút, Budapest, H-1088). Invited readers are:

Thomas Köves-Zulauf (István Hahn Lecturer 2008)
Ioan Piso (István Hahn Lecturer 2010)
Heikki Solin (István Hahn Lecturer 2012)
Gideon Bohak (István Hahn Lecturer 2013)
Marc Mayer (Barcelona, honorary professor of ELTE)
Zsigmond Ritoók (Budapest, professor emeritus of ELTE)
László Török (Budapest, professor emeritus of ELTE)

Colleagues and other scholars are invited to present papers (20 mins) in the field of ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish or Christian religion. The official languages of the conference are English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. The deadline for applications is 21 January 2013. Registrations should be submitted to the following address with title, abstract (5 lines), and indication of the speaker’s institution:


Non Omnis Moriar Foundation
Department of Ancient History, ELTE University
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section of Philosophy and Historical Sciences