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Workshop "The ancient scholia on Cicero's speeches"

From:Mo 28-06-2021
Until:Tu 29-06-2021
Where:online (Zoom)

Organizers: Christoph Pieper (Leiden) and Dennis Pausch (Dresden)

This workshop, which was originally planned for last year but was postponed due to the corona-crisis, will deal with the understudied scholia on Cicero's speeches and analyse them from different angles.

Workshop format and registration

For this workshop, the organizers work with pre-circulated papers. Speakers will get the chance to remind the audience of their major arguments in max. 15 minutes; afterwards there is ample time (appr. 30 minutes) for discussion. If you are interested in following the workshop, please contact Christoph Pieper (c.pieper


All times are CET

Monday 28 June

3.30-3.45 p.m. Zoom open

3.45-4.00 p.m. Welcome (Dennis Pausch, Christoph Pieper)

4.00-4.45 p.m. Giuseppe La Bua (Roma, La Sapienza): Teaching Cicero Through Scholia

4.45-5.30 p.m. Fernanda Maffei (Università degli studi dell’Aquila): Cicero in Egypt

15 minutes break

5.45-6.30 p.m. Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania): Canon Formation and Commentary Traditions. Contrasting Approaches to Classical Genres

6.30-7.15 p.m. Caroline Bishop (Texas Tech University): Greek Precedents and Models for the Ciceronian Scholia

30 minutes break

7.45-8.30 p.m. Christoph Schwameis (Universität Wien): Deinceps haec omnia non dicta, sed scripta contrareum. The Fictional Verrines in the Ciceronian Scholia and Beyond

Tuesday 29 June

4.00-4.45 p.m. Thomas Keeline (Washington University in St Louis): Asconius’ Working Methods

4.45-5.30 p.m. Giovanni Margiotta (Radboud Uiversiteit Nijmegen): Reading the Scholia Gronoviana. The Rhetoric of Cicero’s Caesarian Orations and the Question of the oratio figurata

30 minutes break

6.00-6.45 p.m. Gesine Manuwald (University College London): The Ciceronian Scholia and Asconius as Sources on Cicero and Other Roman Republican Orators

6.45-7.30 p.m. Christoph Pieper (Universiteit Leiden): In Search for Cicero’s Political and Moral Exemplarity in Asconius’ Commentary and the Late Antique Scholia to his Speeches

7.30-8.00 p.m. Wrapping up