16.–18.11.2023 Conference: Greek New Comedy beyond Menander: A Reappraisal

Thursday, 16.11.

16:00–16:20 Opening and registration. Greetings by Bernhard Zimmermann
(Freiburg) and Ivo De Gennaro (Accademia di Merano)

First session: Framing the Genre

Chair: Andreas Bagordo (Freiburg)
16:20–17:10 Ioannis Konstantakos (Athens), Characters and Comic
Poetics in Diphilus and Philemon

17:10–18:00 Anna Novokhatko (Thessaloniki), New Comedy Fragments
and Modern Theories: Methods of Interaction

Friday, 17.11.

Second session: The Rivals

Chair: Christian Orth (Freiburg)
09:30–10:20 Luca Bruzzese (Roma), A Comedy of Disengagement?
Traces and Revisitations of the
ὀνομαστὶ κωμῳδεῖν in
Philemon, Alexis, and Other Contemporaries of Menander

10:20–11:10 Ioanna Karamanou (Thessaloniki), Diphilus and the Comic

11:10–11:40 Coffee Break
11:40–12:30 Heinz-Günther Nesselrath (Göttingen), Comic Adespota on
Papyrus: Menander, Philemon, Diphilus

Third session: The Roman Reception

Chair: Gregor Vogt-Spira (Marburg)
15:00–15:50 Salvatore Monda (Molise), Choosing the Script to
Translate: Roman Comic Playwrights and their Greek

15:50–16:40 Richard Hunter (Cambridge), The Third Man: Diphilus in
the Rudens and Beyond

16:40–17:10 Coffee Break
17:10–18:00 Sophia Papaioannou (Athens), Exiting the Shadow of
Menander: The Dramaturgy of Terence’s Apollodorean’ Comedies

Saturday, 18.11.

Fourth session: A New Language for a New Comedy?

Chair: Piero Totaro (Bari)
10:00–10:50 Andreas Willi (Oxford), Language and Linguistic Themes in
the Fragments of Later Greek Comedy

10:50–11:40 Federico Favi (Piemonte Orientale), Newer, Later, Lesser:
the Evolving Language of Middle and New Comedy and its
Ancient (and Modern) Appraisal

11:45–12:00 Closing remarks