Past events

This is a list of some of the events KYKNOS has organised in the past.

2005-2010 (in brief):

  • Two panels at the Conference of the Classical Association, Reading 2005.
  • ‘Philosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel’, a panel at the Celtic Conference in Classics, Lampeter 2006, whose papers have been published as an Ancient Narrative Supplement (Groningen 2007), edited by Morgan and Jones;
  • ‘Lies and Metafiction in Ancient Narrative’ (Gregynog 2006)
  • Three panels at the Conference of the Classical Association, Newcastle 2006
  • ‘Greek Prose Friction’, a one-day workshop on Achilles Tatius at Exeter (2006)
  • Panel at the Conference of the Classical Association, Birmingham 2007
  • ‘The Ancient Novel and its Reception of Earlier Litera1ture’ (Cork 2007)
  • ‘Names in Ancient Narrative’, 2 panels at the annual conference of the Classical Association, Liverpool 2008
  • ‘Names in Ancient Narrative’, a panel at the Classical Association of Canada, Montreal 2008
  • ‘Authority and Authenticity in Ancient Narrative’, a panel at the Celtic Conference in classics, Cork 2008
  • ‘Fragmented Narrative: the narratology of the letter and epistolary literature in Ancient Greek’ (Lampeter 2008) (with speakers from US, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Austria)
  • ‘The Erotics of Narrative’, panel at the Conference of the Classical Association, Glasgow 2009
  • ‘The Erotics of Narrative’ (Gregynog 2009), with contributors from US, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Germany
  • ‘Hymns as Narratives and the Narratology of Hymns’ (Lampeter 2009)



22 January 2010: Liz Dollins (University of Exeter): ‘Guilty pleasure: the Greek novel and the reader’s veiled gaze’

5 February 2010: Emily Pillinger (University of Bristol): ‘Prophetic voices in mythological-historical narrative: making sense of ‘hindsight as insight”

16 February 2010: Douglas Cairns (University of Edinburgh): ‘Narrative and Narrator in Bacchylides’

19 March 2010: Magdalena Ohrman (Trinity Saint David): ‘Italiam non sponte sequor: narrative departures in Verg. Aen. 4 and 5′

29 October 2010: Maria Pretzler (Swansea University): ‘Skirting around Ithaca: establishing credibility in travel-writing’

10 December 2010: John Hilton (KwaZulu-Natal): ‘The theme of shipwreck on inhospitable shores in Petronius, Achilles Tatius, and Heliodorus’

25 February 2011: Pavlos Avlamis (Princeton): ‘The urban everyday and the erotic in Greek imperial literature’

6 May 2011: Evelien Bracke (Swansea University): ‘How to bring a goddess to her knees: narrative manipulation of Medea and Metis in Hesiod’s Theogony

27 January 2012: Nina Braginskaya (Moscow): ‘Galactio and Episteme: a Christian sequel to a Greek novel’

2 March 2012: Stephen Trzaskoma (University of New Hampshire): ‘Utopia and uchronia in Chariton’s Callirhoe

13 October 2012: Ian Repath (Swansea University): ‘Beauty, art, sex, and violence: an Homeric allusion in Achilles Tatius’

30 November 2012: Owen Hodkinson (Leeds University): ‘Kinds of metafiction in the ancient novel and novelistic texts’

15 February 2013: Helena Schmedt (Frankfurt and Oxford): ‘Boundaries in the Apista of Antonius Diogenes’

6 March 2013: Aldo Tagliabue (Swansea University): ‘Heliodorus: reader of Lucian?’

15 March 2013: Liz Gloyn (University of Birmingham): ‘The desirable contest: Seneca, familial ethics and fathers’

26 April 2013: Nicolo D’Alconzo (Swansea University): ‘Mimesis and phantasia in Longus’

3 May 2013: Gillian Bazovsky (Swansea University): ‘Taming the goat god: Pan in children’s literature’

17 October 2013: Ian Repath (Swansea University): ‘Longus and Moschus: Calves, Kissing, and Intertextuality’ (Lampeter)

25 November 2013: Dan Jolowicz (Oxford): ‘Imperium sine fine: Longus’ rewriting of the Aeneid and the removal of empire’

28 February 2014: Claire Jackson (Cambridge): ‘Fiction and identity in Heliodorus’

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