LLiNYC 2019 Call for Papers

Mind and Body

February 16-17 2019

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The Paideia Institute is pleased to welcome abstract submissions to the seventh annual Living Latin in New York conference. The conference will be held at Fordham University on February 16th and 17th. This year’s theme is Mind and Body.

How are the life of the mind and the life of the body related?  Are they friends or enemies, equals or unequals? Are there really essentially different “parts” of human constitution - and if so, are they two, three, or more? What is the ideal, what is the reality?  Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?

We invite submissions in Greek or Latin on this theme in ancient culture.  Topics might include: ancient advice on the upkeep of the mind and/or body; literary treatments of the mind and/or body; discussions of the material culture of antiquity relating to the theme of the relation of mind and body. We also welcome submissions on how the theme of mind and body relates to classical language pedagogy.

Outstanding submissions on other topics will be considered.

Please use the form below to send in an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018. Travel bursaries are available and can be applied for through this same form. We encourage accepted speakers to apply for external funding as well since the number of travel bursaries is limited. All talks will be recorded, subtitled, and (with each speaker's permission) published on Paideia's Youtube channel.

 

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Mens sana in corpore sano?

Omnes qui conventui Latinitatis Vivae Novi Eboraci septimo interesse et orationem Graece Latineve habere velint quaesimus ad nos epitomen vel breviarium orationis propositae mittant. Orationes oportet ad totius conventus argumentum vel thema pertineant, quod est mens sana in corpore sano.

Quod inter animi et corporis cultum est vinculum? Estne ingenium cum corpore sociatum? An inter se repugnant? Maiorisne momenti est corpus, quippe quod mentem in se continet, an mens, quoniam motibus corporis moderari videtur? Rectene divisus est homo has in partes duas? Debetne plures in partes dividi, an indivisibilis est homo? Qui est hominis status optimus et in omni genere perfectus? Quae est meta vitae humanae perfectae, quantum corpus et animum attinet? Metane haec contingi potest, an aliquid semper ad summam felicitatem deesse videtur? Estne pars animi corporalis? Estne pars corporis incorporalis? Regitne tandem corpus animum, an animus corpus?

Quomodo antiqui corpus et animum exercere solebant? Quid faciendum et quid vitandum esse putabant? Quibus verbis et imaginibus (vel in litteris vel aliter) uti solebant ut animum et corpus repraesentarent? Quid interest inter antiquos et nos quantum ad corporis et animi cultum pertinet?

Orationes haec et huius generis argumenta tractantes Latine Graeceve habitas libenter accipiemus. Nihilominus optimas et praestantissimas orationes quae alia arugmenta tractant --praesertim sed non solum artem et rationem linguas docendi-- non recusabimus.

Proposita quaesimus ut mittatis non prolixiora quam quingentorum vocabulorum Graece sane Latineve scripta ad info@paideia-institute.org ante kalendas Septembres. Omnia proposita per nexum infra posita summitti possunt. Quamquam omnes oratores hortamur ut viatica aliunde petant, nihilominus nonnulli orates electi Paideiae sumptibus Novum Eboracum advolabunt, illic commorabuntur, illinc proficiscentur. Haec stipendia vel viatica per eundem nexum peti possunt. Orationes taeniolis cinematographics incisae oratore volente in situ qui est YouTube in lucem eddentur.  

 

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Σῶμα ἢ Σῆμα;

ἡ ἑταιρεία τῆς Παιδείας ἥδιστ’ ἀσπάζεται ὑποθέσεις συγγραφῶν ἐπισταλείσας ὑφ’ ὧντινων ἐθέλουσι μεθέξειν τῆς πέμπτης (;) κατ’ ἔτος διατριβῆς τῆς λεγομένης Λατίνης ἐν Νέῳ Ἐβοράκῳ ζώσης.  συμβήσεται δὲ αὕτη κατὰ τὰς Φεβρουαρίου εἰδοῦς, ὑποθεῖσα, ὡς κύριον ζήτημα, Νοῦς καὶ Σῶμα.

πῶς δὴ μετέχουσιν ἀλλήλων ὁ νοῦς καὶ τὸ σῶμα; ἤ γε πῶς ὁ καθ’ ἑκάτερον αὐτῶν βίος; ἆρα ὡς φίλοι ἢ σύμμαχοι διάκεινται, ἢ ἐχθροὶ καὶ ἐνάντιοι; ἆρα ἰσόρροποι καθεστήκασιν ἀλλήλοις, ἢ μᾶλλον πλέον ἔχει τὸ μὲν τοῦ ἄλλου; μῶν ἔστι τῷ ὄντι μέρη τῆς ἀνθρώπων φύσεως κατ’ οὐσίαν διαφόρως ἔχοντα; εἰ δὲ οὕτως γ’ ἔχει ταῦτα, ἆρ’ ἐστι μόνον δύω, ἢ μᾶλλον τρία ἢ πλείω; τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἀρετή τούτων πάντων; ἢ τί γίγνεται αὐτοῖς ὡς ἐπὶ τὸ πολὺ ἐν τοῖς ἀνθρωπίνοις πράγμασιν; κρατεῖ τὸ σῶμα τοῦ νοῦ ἢ τοὐναντίον ὁ νοῦς τοῦ σώματος;

ἀποδεχόμεθα μὲν οὖν ἀσπασίως τὰς ὑποθέσεις ὑφ’ ὑμῶν ἅς ἂν προσθέντες τούτῳ τῷ ζητήματι πέμψητε.  ἀνάγκη δὲ δὴ Λατινιστὶ ἢ Ἑλληνιστὶ γράφειν καὶ λέγειν (δῆλον ὅτι οὐκ ἅμα ἄμφω). ὑποβαλλόμεθα ὑμῖν νοήματά τινα ὡς παραδείγματα ὑποθέσεων ταῦτα·

  • σοφίαν καὶ συμβουλὰς τῶν ἀρχαίων σοφῶν καὶ σοφιστῶν ἐφ’ ᾧ βέλτιον ἐξασκήσωμεν ἢ φυλάξωμεν σῶμα ἢ ψυχὴν ἢ νοῦν
  • ἐξηγήσεις μύθων ἢ ἱστοριῶν ἢ διηγημάτων σώματι ἢ νῷ ἢ ἀμφοτέροις ἀνακειμένας
  • θεωρίας ἢ σκέψεις πραγμάτων κατὰ τέχνην πεποιημένων ἐκ πηλοῦ ἢ ξύλου ἢ λίθου ἢ χρωμάτων ἢ τοιούτων, αἵτινες τὴν ἡμετέραν ζήτησιν σκοποῦνται
  • πῶς ὠφελησαίμεθ’ ἂν ὡς διδάσκαλοι τῶν ἀρχαίων γλώττων ἀναζητησάμενοι τὴν φιλίαν ἢ ἔχθραν ἢ σύνδεσμον σώματος καὶ ψυχῆς;

οὐδαμῶς δὲ πάντα τὰ ἐνόντα καὶ πρέποντα παρατεθείκαμεν ἄνω ἐνθάδε.  ἀποδεχοίμεθα δ’ ἂν μετ’ εὐνοίας καὶ τὰς ὑποθέσεις αἳ δοκοῖεν ἡμῖν μέλλειν ἀριστεύσειν καὶ εἰ πάνυ τι καὶ ἑκοῦσαι ἁμαρτοῖεν τοῦ κυρίου ἐρωτήματος.

πέμψατ’ οὖν, ὦ πολίται, τὰς ὑποθέσεις (μὴ ὑπερβαλλοῦσας πολύ τι τὸ μέτρον πεντακοσίων ῥημάτων) πρὸς info@paideia-institute.org πρὶν τῆς πρώτης ἡμέρας τοῦ Σεπτεμβρίου

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