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Call For Papers

February 19th-20th, 2022

 

Festivals and Celebrations

The Paideia Institute is pleased to welcome abstract submissions to the tenth 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 The Regis School in New York City on February 19th and 20th, 2022.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Festivals and Celebrations.” The waning of the global pandemic gives cause for celebration. How did people celebrate in the ancient world? What did they sing, or dance, or drink? What brought people together for merrymaking? From saturnalia to bacchanalia, what can we learn about the ancient world from studying how the ancients partied?

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. Outstanding submissions on other topics will also be considered, particularly (but not only) if they focus on classical language pedagogy.

Please use the link below to send in an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2021. 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 and in our online magazine, In Medias Res.

Submit an Abstract

Mores Dies Festos Celebrandi

Omnes qui ad conventum Latinitatis Vivae Novi Eboraci decimum concelebrandum Graecam orationem Latinamve habere velint rogamus ut ad nos epitomen vel breviarium orationis propositae mittant. Oportet quidem conventus ad propositum vel argumentum orationes pertineant. Iis vero omnibus, quibus munus gratum est, praebebitur facultas Graecam Latinamve linguam docendi. Huius anni conventus diebus undevicesimo et vicesimo mensis Februarii in schola neoeboracensi quae Regis vocatur concelebrabitur.

Hic vero conventus agetur de moribus dies festos celebrandi. Nonne iuvat praesertim his diebus, cum pestilentia universali sulci in pulvere ducti sint, antiquos celebrandi rites in memoriam revocare? Quales autem antiqui pompas quem ad finem ducere solebant? Quid porro de eorum carminibus aut potionibus aut saltationibus? Quo igitur pacto se undique congregabant ad festum agendum? Quid denique de antiquorum vita discere possumus cum de cachinnis sive delectationibus legamus, exempli gratia de Saturnalibus vel de Bacchanalibus?

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. 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 Idus Septembris. 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, nec non in ephemeride nostra In Medias Res.

Propositum Mitte

Κῶμος ἢ Συμπόσιον

Ἡ ἑταιρεία τῆς Παιδείας ἥδιστ’ ἀσπάζεται ὑποθέσεις συγγραφῶν ἐπισταλείσας ὑφ’ ὧντινων ἐθέλουσι μετέχειν τῆς δεκάτης κατ’ ἔτος διατριβῆς τῆς λεγομένης Λατίνης καὶ Ἑλληνικῆς ἐν Νέῳ Ἐβοράκῳ ζώσης. συμβήσεται δὲ αὕτη ἐν τῇ ἐννεακαιδεκάτῃ καὶ εἰκοστῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Φεβρουαρίου ἐν τῷ διδασκαλείῳ ὃ Ῥέγις ὀνομάζεται. οἱ μετέχοντες ῥητόρων μὲν πολλῶν ἀκούσονται λόγους πολλοὺς Ἑλληνιστί τε καὶ Ῥωμαϊστὶ ποιουμένων, διδασκάλων δὲ πολλῶν ἑλληνίζειν τε καὶ ῥωμαΐζειν δεινῶν.

ὑποτίθεμεν οὖν, ὡς κύριον ζήτημα, Κῶμος ἢ Συμπόσιον. νῦν γὰρ τοῦ κοινοῦ λοιμοῦ ἀπορροῦντος ἑορτὴν ποιεῖν ἐοικότως ἔξεστιν. Πῶς οὖν οἱ παλαιοὶ τοὺς παρ’ αὐτοῖς κώμους τελεῖν εἴθιζον; τί δ’ ᾄδειν καὶ πίνειν καὶ ὀρχεῖσθαι ἐφίλουν; τοῦ δ’ ἕνεκα συμβακχεύοντες ἠγείροντο; τί τοίνυν περὶ τῶν παλαιῶν ἐκμανθάνειν δυνάμεθα εἰ περὶ τῶν ἑορτῶν καὶ συμποσίων τῶν ἀρχαίων λόγους ὁμοῦ ἀναγιγνώσκομεν, ἄλλως τε καὶ εἰ περὶ τῶν βακχικῶν ἢ θεσμοφορίων κώμων διαλεγόμεθα;

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), παραδείγμασι δὴ χρωμένους Ῥωμαίοις τε καὶ Ἕλλησιν. 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) διὰ τὴν ἠλεκτρονικὴν μέθοδον κάτω δηλουμένην 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 έν Youtube, ἑκόντος γε τοῦ ῥήτορος, καὶ ἐν τῇ ἐφημέριδι In Medias Res.

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