4 March 2019 Start
4 March 2019 End
UK St Mary’s College Hall, St Andrews)

e-mail.: [email protected]

Epigraphy and Literature in the Imperial Age, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Monday, 4 March 2019

The University of St Andrews & the Sapienza Università di Roma have organized the international workshop entitled

“Epigraphy and Literature in the Imperial Age, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages”.

Funded by the British Academy.


Gianfranco Agosti (La Sapienza), Carlos Machado (St Andrews), Giuseppe Pezzini (St Andrews)

For info and registration: [email protected]

09.00 Welcome coffee

09.10 Introduction

09.20 Peter Krutschwitz (Reading), Decolonialising Roman Poetry: the example of Roman Germany

09.50 Giuseppe Pezzini (St Andrews), Literature and literacy in inscriptions from Roman Britain

10.10 Carlos Machado (St Andrews), Inscriptions and antiquarianism in late antique Rome

10.30 Discussion

10.50 Coffee break

11.15 Jason Moralee (Amherst, Mass.), Writing fiction from inscriptions: the legends of the Roman Martyrs

11.45 Jason König (St Andrews), Festival and spectacle inscriptions in imperial and late antique culture

12.05 Elisa Merisio (Sapienza), Local poets and literary models in metrical inscriptions from the Phrygian Highlands: two case studies

12.25 Discussion

12.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 Ida Toth (Oxford), Inscriptions in Byzantine Patriographic Literature

15.00 Francesco Stella (Siena), Verse inscriptions in Carolingian Monasteries

15.30 Andreas Rhoby (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Inscriptions in Byzantine Historiography

16.00 Discussion

16.25 Coffee Break

16.45 Gianfranco Agosti (Sapienza), Paideia and Identity in Late Antique Verse Inscriptions

17.00-18.00 Round table (restricted to speakers for discussion on the structure of the resulting book)

Gianfranco Agosti and Silvia Orlandi (Sapienza), Chair

19.30 Conference Dinner