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XII International Symposium of the Spanish Society of Plutarchists

(Inter)textuality in Plutarch

Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, October 8th, 9th and 10th 2015

The Spanish Society of Plutarchists (SEP) is pleased to announce its XII International Symposium, titled La (inter)textualidad en Plutarco [(Inter)textuality in Plutarch]. The Symposium will be held in association with the Universidad de Extremadura as the joint effort of the research group Arte y Filología, the department of Ciencias de la Antigüedad and the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. The symposium will take place at the Cáceres campus of the Universidad de Extremadura from October 8th to October 10th 2015.

Symposium Programme
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All those attending the Symposium are invited to:

1. a guided tour along Cáceres' old town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Meeting point and time: outside staircases of the Town Hall (in Plaza Mayor), 20.30 (8.30 p. m.). Punctuality is kindly requested.

2. a bus journey to Mérida (UNESCO World Heritage Site), visiting local monuments, especially the Roman Theatre. Meeting point and time: Plaza Obispo Galarza (5 minutes walking from Plaza Mayor and 100 metres away from Hotel Ágora), in front of the parking entrance, Saturday 15.30 (3.30 p. m.). Punctuality is kindly requested.

The following professors from the Universidad de Extremadura will serve as Organising Committee:

The following members will serve as Scientific Committee:

The subject areas to be addressed at the Symposium will be as follows:
  1. The text of Plutarch.
  2. Plutarch as a hypotext: the reception of Plutarch’s corpus, especially in Spain.
  3. The text in the biographies: Parallel Lives.
  4. The text in the Moralia.

Submission of original papers fitting any of the above subjects is encouraged. Delivery of the papers must not exceed 20 minutes in duration.

The main subject areas on which the Symposium is based are Plutarch’s text (language, textual criticism, ecdotics, rhetoric, idioms, and so forth) as well as intertextuality in Plutarch (Plutarch’s use of other authors, Plutarch’s reception in later times). Accordingly, papers on such subjects will be assigned to two special thematic areas. Nevertheless, papers extending beyond those areas will be considered. The practice of SEP symposia is to keep a space open for miscellaneous subjects, in which papers on any aspect of Plutarch’s work are welcome. Therefore, all papers that extend beyond the areas covered by headings no 1 and 2 will be assigned to headings no 3 and 4.

Those interested in giving a paper may submit the title of their paper together with a brief abstract (up to 15 lines in length) as a word document to the email address congresoplutarco2015@gmail.com. The abstract must state clearly both the title of the paper and the name of the participant, as well as his or her institutional affiliation. The email must include also the bank receipt for the inscription fee, attached as a pdf file (on which please see below).


Inscription fees are as follows:

Please make sure that the name of the participant as well as the subject line “Congreso Plutarco” are clearly stated in the transfer receipt. A pdf file of the bank transfer receipt must be sent as an attachment in the email, together with the abstract of the paper.

The inscription fee covers all official acts in the programme, all Symposium materials, a copy of the proceedings when published, as well as visits to the old town in Cáceres and to the main sites of archaeological interest in Mérida. Both places have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

On Saturday 10th a farewell dinner will be hosted. Further details will be announced later on. Dinner cost is not included in the inscription fee and must be paid additionally by those interested in attending it.

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