Conference: Tzetzes

06 Settembre 2018 09:30

Ca' Foscari, aula Baratto

Ca' Foscari University of Venice- 6-8 September 2018


Thursday 6 September

9:30 Opening of the colloquium: Giovannella Cresci, Head of the Department of Humanities
9:40 Alessandra Bucossi – Tzetzes and the twelfth century
10:20 Frederick Lauritzen – Allegory in eleventh- and twelfth-century Constantinople (Iliad 4.1)

11:20 Vlada Stankovic – John Tzetzes as an epistolographer and a witness of the creation of Manuel Komnenos’ autocracy
12:00 Giulia Gerbi – Epistulae ad exercitationem accommodatae: notes on some fictitious epistles by John Tzetzes

14:20 Aglae Pizzone – Why a self-commentary? Tzetzes’ Historiai and the emergence of a new genre in 12th-century Byzantium
15:00 Julián Bértola – Tzetzes’ verse scholia: a particular case of book epigrams

16:00 Tommaso Braccini – A neglected manuscript of Tzetzes’ Allegories from the Verse-chronicle: first remarks
16:40 Jacopo Cavarzeran – “Euripides talks nonsense” (schol. Eur. Hipp. 1013b)
17:20 Thomas Coward – Discerning Tzetzes: Towards a new edition of Tzetzes’ commentary on Lycophron

Friday 7 September

9:00 Valeria Flavia Lovato – John Tzetzes’ reception of Orpheus, teacher of truth
9:40 Caterina Franchi – Una, nessuna, centomila: Penthesilea between Tzetzes and Eustathius
10:20 Corinne Jouanno – Tzetzes’ Alexander: between learned and popular culture

11:20 Ettore Cingano – Facing the early and classical authors: Tzetzes’ reliability as a source of rare information
12:00 Anna Novokhatko – παρὰ τῶν τεσσάρων τούτων σοφῶν: John Tzetzes as a critic

14:20 Johanna Michels – Tzetzes mythographus in Vaticanus Gr. 950
15:00 Minerva Alganza Roldán – Le Chiliadi di Tzetze nella tradizione mitografica: il caso di Palefato

16:00 Philip Rance – Tzetzes and the mechanographoi
16:40 Jesús Muñoz Morcillo – John Tzetzes on ekphrasis
17:20 Ugo Mondini – John of all trades: Carmina Iliaca and Tzetzes’ didactic programme

Saturday 8 September

9:00 Marc Lauxtermann – Buffaloes and bastards: Tzetzes on metre
9:40 Baukje van den Berg – Verses for his deceased brother: John Tzetzes’ didactic poetry and his treatise on metres
10:20 Enrico Magnelli – Tzetzes’ hexameter: not so unruly?

11:20 Yulia Mantova – Tzetzes’ legacy as a source on the socio-cultural use of invective in Byzantium
12:00 Tomasz Labuk – Tzetzes on the foul literary cuisine: contemporary Byzantine discourses and ancient literary engagements

There is no registration fee, but space is limited, so participants are requested to register their interest by emailing the organiser at by the 31st July 2018.

Image: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. Graec. 18, f. 96v, CC-BY-SA-3.0.’


Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici; dott. Enrico Emanuele Prodi; The colloquium is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA-IF-EF-2015) grant agreement no. 708556 ASAGIP.


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