Session Title

Bridging the Gap: Classicists and Medievalists in Continuous Dialogue

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Classical Association of the Midwest and South

Organizer Name

Anise K. Strong

Organizer Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Presider Name

Anise K. Strong

Paper Title 1

Gaius Gracchus and the Virgin Mary: Classical and Medieval Syncrisis in the Excerpts of Valerius Maximus

Presenter 1 Name

Kyle Conrau-Lewis

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 2

From Romans to Romaioi: Artisanal Traditions and Innovations in Medieval Greece

Presenter 2 Name

Rossana Valente

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Newcastle Univ.

Paper Title 3

An Augustinian Humanism? On Francesco Petrarch's The Ascent of Mount Ventoux

Presenter 3 Name

Jiani Fan

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 4

Negotiating Meaning: Pagan Ritual and Martial Recreation in the Spanish Medieval Epic Libro de Alexandre

Presenter 4 Name

Alex Korte

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Start Date

10-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Sangren 1720

Description

This panel addresses how medieval society, texts, and material culture perpetuate and adapt earlier traditions and practices from the ancient Mediterranean world. This panel examines literary legacies and reception, like the reuse and adaptation of classical texts and stories such as the legends of Alexander the Great and the historical anecdotes of Valerius Maximus. It also looks at the archaeological evidence for continuity in Corinthian ceramic production, counter to any narrative of a "Dark Age" or loss in technology, as well as more nuanced connections between ancient and medieval texts as in the works of Petrarch. From Greece to Spain to Germany to Italy, the legacy of the Roman Empire lived on and shaped itself to the early and high medieval worlds. The panel features two classicists and two medievalists who will engage in a lively dialogue about disciplinary connections as well as their own work. Anise K. Strong

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May 10th, 10:00 AM

Bridging the Gap: Classicists and Medievalists in Continuous Dialogue

Sangren 1720

This panel addresses how medieval society, texts, and material culture perpetuate and adapt earlier traditions and practices from the ancient Mediterranean world. This panel examines literary legacies and reception, like the reuse and adaptation of classical texts and stories such as the legends of Alexander the Great and the historical anecdotes of Valerius Maximus. It also looks at the archaeological evidence for continuity in Corinthian ceramic production, counter to any narrative of a "Dark Age" or loss in technology, as well as more nuanced connections between ancient and medieval texts as in the works of Petrarch. From Greece to Spain to Germany to Italy, the legacy of the Roman Empire lived on and shaped itself to the early and high medieval worlds. The panel features two classicists and two medievalists who will engage in a lively dialogue about disciplinary connections as well as their own work. Anise K. Strong