Kyklos International Teleconference–June 27, 2012

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Kyklos: The Greek Epic Cycle project of the CHS, an intergenerational project

 Coordinator: Efimia D. Karakantza,
The Kyklos project involves graduate students as well as junior and senior professors and researchers from North and South America, Europe, and beyond. The research papers submitted by the graduate students are related to aspects of the corpus of the Greek Epic Cycle and its interface with other genres (Homeric and Hesiodic poetry, lyric, and drama).
The goal of the project is to sustain a dynamic and ever-renewable intergenerational dialogue that will give the opportunity to scholars, junior or otherwise, to interact on an international level in an online forum hosted by the CHS. This dynamic dialogue will form a continuous and constantly regenerated logos that will link its participants in what is to become an international and intergenerational kyklos. The attached logo (rooster) links with an idea basic to the project: an ever-regenerated logos.

2011-2012 Participants to the Kyklos:

Laura Mawhinney, University of Toronto, Supervisor Jonathan Burgess
Title: Catalogue and Symposium: Catalogue of Women, Odyssey, Cypria
Rebecca Rohdenberg, University of Florida, Supervisor Jim Marks
Title: Taphians and Thesprotians in the Odyssey and Beyond
Paola Bassino, Durham University, Supervisor Barbara Graziosi
Title: Lesches and the Contest of Homer and Hesiod
Catherine Goode, Durham University, Supervisor Barbara Graziosi
Title: Diomedes between the Iliad and the Epic Cycle
Efstathia Maria C. Athanasopoulou, University of Patras, Supervisor Efimia D. Karakantza
Title: Epic Cycle: Early Conceptualization and Later Reception
Edward Bertany, University of Washington, Supervisor Olga Levaniouk
Title: Slaughter at the Altar; The Career of Neoptolemos at Troy in the Epic Cycle and Beyond
A further note on the Greek Epic Cycle project of the CHS as a whole:
Building on the Fragments of the Epic Cycle; the Commentary on the Epic Cycle (both by M. Davies to be published on the site); and the sixth issue of Classics@, entitled Reflecting on the Greek Epic Cycle (already on the site), the kyklos project complements on an active and intergenerational level the cycle of the epic poems. Finally, considering the wider epic poetry framework, the Greek Epic Cycle project complements the Multitext of Homer, the Homerizon issue, and the various Homeric publications of the CHS, forming ultimately the complete kyklos of the epic poetry.