2nd International Conference on Etymological Theories and Practice in Greek

Villa Kérylos, Beaulieu/mer (France) 

Thursday, September 27

  • 14h-17h. Egascol event
  • 20h. Concert by Musiques présentes (Greek program)

Friday, September 28

  • 9:00: Welcome & introduction (A. Zucker & R. Faure)
  • 9:30. D. Sedley (invited speaker).  Etymology in Plato’s Sophist
    • 10:20-10:40. Coffee break
  • 10:40. A. Laks. “L'étymologie comme argument philosophique”
  • 11:20. I. Sluiter. “Anchoring discourses: etymology, genealogy, and the opening riddle of the Cratylus”
    • 12:00. Lunch
  • 14:00. J. Katz. “Cratylan Particularities“
  • 14:40. R.G. Edmonds. “The Song of the Nightingale:  Word Play on the Road to Hades in Plato’s Phaedo“
    • 15h20-15h40. Coffee break
  • 15:40. R. Hunter & R. Laemmle. “Pulling Apollo apart“
  • 16:20. E. Peraki Kyriakidou. “The Role of Etymology in the Formation of a Symbol: The Case of Hermes”
  • 17:00. T. Polychronis. “L’étymologie en tant qu’outil d’explication des origines chez Hellanicos de Lesbos”
  • 17:40. N. P. Grintser. “‘True’ and ‘false’ names in Euripides’ Iphigeneia in Aulis“

Saturday, September 29

  • 9:00. R. Maltby (invited speaker). “The influence of the Greek Stoic tradition on the etymological theory of Varro”
  • 10:00. C. Le Feuvre. “L’étymologie scindée et la hiérarchisation des traits sémantiques“
    • 10:40-11.00. Coffee break
  • 11:00. N. Rousseau. “La place des explications « étymologiques »  dans la lexicographie médicale grecque“
  • 11:40. M. Chriti & E. Tsolakopoulos. “The philosophy of etymology in the Περὶ ἐτυμολογιῶν of Orion of Thebes”
    • 12:20. Lunch
  • 14:20. P. Belenfant. “L’étymologie des épithètes divines dans les Hymnes de Callimaque”
  • 15:00. D. Hanigan. “Nomina Sacra?  Etymology and ‘Negative Theology’ in Clement of Alexandria’s Protrepticus
    • 15:40-16:00. Coffee break
  • 16:00. D. Krausmuller. “Etymology Applied: Patriarch Methodius' Exegesis of Names of Saints”
  • 16:40. J. M. Hudson. “Ridentem dicere verum: the Power of Humor in Plutarch’s (and Varro’s) Etymologies“
  • 17:20. A. Karanika. “Etymologizing Ancient Games: Performance and Theory of Etymology“

List of Speakers:

PhD, ENS Lyon, France

Dr, Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki, Greece & Dr, Ionian University of Corfu, Greece

Paul Shorey Professor of Greek, Bryn Mawr College, United States

Professor, School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Post-graduate in Classics, University of Sydney, Australia

Assistant Professor, Harvard University, United States

Regius Professor of Greek, Cambridge University & Lecturer in Classics, Fellow of Pembroke College, Great Britain

Associate Professor in Classics, UC Irvine, United States

Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University, United States

Researcher, Institute of Byzantine Studies of Vienna University, Austria

Emeritus Professor of ancient Philosophy, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France)

Professor in Greek linguistics, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

Emeritus Professor of Latin, Leeds University, Great Britain

Assistant Professor of Latin Literature, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

PhD in Classics, AMU University, France

Assistant Professor in Greek Literature, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge

Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands