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Call For Papers

February 15-16 2020

"Neglected Voices"

The Paideia Institute is pleased to welcome abstract submissions to the eighth iteration of Living Latin and Greek in New York City. This conference, which features papers delivered in Latin and Ancient Greek as well as small breakout sessions where participants practice speaking Ancient Greek and Latin under the guidance of expert instructors, will be held at Fordham University on February 15th and 16th, 2020.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Neglected Voices.” Which people or groups of people have been neglected, disregarded, or socially excluded throughout the history of Greco-Latinity? What do we know about them, and how do we know what we know? How does exploring their contributions help paint a fuller picture of the Ancient Greek- and Latin-speaking past?

We invite proposals for short talks in Ancient Greek or Latin on this theme with examples from Ancient Greek and Latin literature or material culture. In particular, we welcome proposals that amplify the voices of women, religious or ethnic minorities, slaves, non-elites, those who do not conform with regard to gender or sexuality, and other historically excluded groups. Outstanding submissions on other topics will also be considered, particularly (but not only) if they focus on classical language pedagogy.

Please use the form below to send in an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2019. Travel bursaries are available and can be requested through that 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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Voces Neglectae

Omnes qui ad conventum Latinitatis Vivae Novi Eboraci octavum concelebrandum Graecam orationem Latinamve habere velint rogamus ut ad nos epitomen vel breviarium orationis propositae mittant. Orationes oportet ad totius conventus propositum vel argumentum pertineant, quod est voces neglectae. Huius anni conventus diebus quinto decimo et sexto decimo mensis Februarii concelebrabitur.

Quae gentes vel singuli apud Graecos et Romanos neglecti, ignorati, vel tandem ab hominum societate iniuste seiuncti sunt? Quid de illis antiquis populis hominibusque intelligendum est? Unde scimus quod sane de eis scimus? Quomodo per eorum vitae et mentis investigationem antiquitatis scientiam augere possumus? Equidem in propositis orationibus Graece aut Latine habendis de his et similibus rebus per exempla e Graecis Latinisve litteris hausta seu per historica et archaeologica testimonia disseretur.

Proposita vero nobis tum praesertim grata erunt cum voces mulierum vel servorum vel derelictorum populorum vel omnium denique eorum, qui ob mores aut stirpem aut religionem contempti sunt quasi per hodierni os oratoris audiri possint. Orationes enim has et de huius generis argumentis Latine Graeceve habendas libenter accipiemus. Nihilominus optimas et praestantissimas orationes quae ad alia argumenta pertinent non recusabimus — praecipue sed non solum cum in eis de arte et ratione linguae Graecae Latinaeve docendae agatur.

Proposita rogamus ut mittatis non prolixiora quam quingentorum vocabulorum Graece sane Latineve scripta ante diem XVIII Kal. Octobris. Omnia proposita per nexum infra positum transmitti possunt. Quamquam omnes oratores hortamur ut viatica aliunde petant, nonnulli tamen oratores electi huiusce sumptibus Instituti Novum Eboracum advolabunt, illic commorabuntur, illinc proficiscentur. Haec stipendia vel viatica per eundem nexum peti possunt. Orationes omnes pelliculis cinematographics incisae oratore adnuente in situ qui est YouTube in lucem edentur.  

Propositum Mitte

Eξιτηλοι Φωναι

Ἡ ἑταιρεία τῆς Παιδείας ἥδιστ’ ἀσπάζεται ὑποθέσεις συγγραφῶν ἐπισταλείσας ὑφ’ ὧντινων ἐθέλουσι μετέχειν τῆς ὀγδόης κατ’ ἔτος διατριβῆς τῆς λεγομένης Λατίνης ἐν Νέῳ Ἐβοράκῳ ζώσης.  συμβήσεται δὲ αὕτη κατὰ τὰς Φεβρουαρίου εἰδοῦς ἐν τῷ πανεπιστημίῳ τῷ Φόρδαμ. οἱ μετέχοντες ῥητόρων μὲν πολλῶν ἀκούσονται λόγους πολλοὺς Ἑλληνιστί τε καὶ Ῥωμαϊστὶ ποιουμένων, διδασκάλων δὲ πολλῶν διδασκόντων ἑλληνίζειν τε καὶ ῥωμαΐζειν δεινῶν.

ὑποτίθεμεν οὖν, ὡς κύριον ζήτημα, Ἐξιτήλους Φωνάς. Τίνα γένη ἢ φῦλα ἐφ᾽ὅσον τῶν Ἑλληνικῶν τε καὶ Ῥωμαϊκῶν μνήμη ἐφικνεῖταί ἐστιν ἀπημελημένα, παρεωραμένα, καὶ οὐδενὸς πεποιημένα; Τί δὲ ἀκριβῶς ἴσμεν περὶ τοιούτων ὠλιγωρημένων ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἃ ἵσμεν πῶς ἴσμεν;  ἆρα ἐξετάζοντες καὶ ἱστοροῦντες ὧν ὡς ἐπὶ τὸ πολὺ ἐπιλανθάνονται οἱ πεπαιδευμένοι βέλτιόν τε καὶ ἀκριβέστερον τὴν ἱστορίαν μανθάνομεν;

ἀποδεχόμεθα μὲν οὖν ἀσπασίως τὰς ὑποθέσεις ὑφ’ ὑμῶν ἅς ἂν προσθέντες τούτῳ τῷ ζητήματι πέμψητε. ἀνάγκη δὲ δὴ Ῥωμαϊστὶ ἢ Ἑλληνιστί γράφειν καὶ λέγειν (δῆλον ὅτι οὐκ ἅμα ἄμφω).  ὑποβαλλόμεθα ὑμῖν ὡς παραδείγματα ὑποθέσεων τὴν τῶν γυναικῶν θέσιν, τὴν τῶν κατ᾽ ἔθνος ἢ κατὰ τὰ νομιζόμενα ἐλαττόνων τύχην, τὴν δούλων καὶ τῶν πάλαι λεγομένων φαύλων ἀπορίαν, τὴν τῶν τοῦ γένους ἢ τοῦ μὴ κατὰ νόμον ἐρᾶν ἕνεκα δεδιωγμένων συμφοράν, καὶ διὰ βραχέων τὰς πάντων ἄλλων ἐμπειρίας ποτὲ ἀπὸ τῆς τῶν ἀνθρώπων κοινωνίας ἀπελασθέντων. ἀποδεχοίμεθα δ’ ἂν μετ’ εὐνοίας καὶ ἄλλας ὑποθέσεις αἳ δοκοῖεν ἡμῖν μέλλειν ἀριστεύσειν καὶ εἰ πάνυ τι καὶ ἑκοῦσαι ἁμάρτοιεν τοῦ κυρίου ἐρωτήματος.

πέμψατ’ οὖν, ὦ πολίται, τὰς ὑποθέσεις (μὴ ὑπερβαλλούσας πολύ τι τὸ μέτρον πεντακοσίων ῥημάτων) πρὸς τὸ info@paideia-institute.org πρὸ τῆς πεντεκαιδεκάτης ἡμέρας τοῦ Σεπτεμβρίου.  χορηγίαν δὲ πρὸς τὴν μακρὰν πορείαν ἔξεστι τοῖς ἐροῦσιν ζητῆσαι παρὰ τῆς Παιδείας ἑταιρείας. παρακαλοῦμεν δὲ τοὺς ἐρεῖν δοκιμασθέντας ζητῆσαι τὰ ἐπιτήδεια καὶ ἄλλοθεν, ὡς οὐ τελείως ἀρκούντων τῇ ἡμετέρᾳ φιλομαθείᾳ καὶ φιλοξενίᾳ τῶν οἰκείων χρημάτων. πᾶς λόγος ἀποκατατεθεὶς δημοσίᾳ ὕστερον ἐκκείσεται δι’ ὄψεως καὶ φωνῆς, ἑκόντος γε τοῦ ῥήτορος.

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