The roots of epic and tragedy - the oriental component in literary genres of antiquity – University of Copenhagen

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The roots of epic and tragedy - the oriental component in literary genres of antiquity

Who, what, where and when

A block seminar of three days and a guest lecture by Prof. Mary Bachvarova, Willamette University.

These events will take place on 16-18 September 2009 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA) and will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

Ulysses' sea voyage  Gilgamesh

Short description of the topic

The week's schedule is: 

  • Seminar 1: The role of the bilingual Anatolian poet in the development of Homeric epic
    Time: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 at 13.15 - ca. 15.00
    Place: University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 27.0.09

  • Seminar 2: From Near Eastern royal ancestor veneration to the Homeric hero
    Time: Thursday, 17 September 2009 at 11.15 - ca. 13.00
    Place: University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 27.0.17

  • Lecture: "And Gilgamesh gave him life": Eastern Mediterranean epic in purification rituals
    Time: Thursday, 17 September 2009 at 14.15
    Place: University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.0.49
    NB: The location has been changed to room 23.0.49!

  • Seminar 3: Athenian tragedy in cross-cultural perspective: transgendered genres and communicating with the divine
    Time: Friday, 18 September 2009 at 13.15 - ca. 15.00
    Place: University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 27.0.09

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