L’invention d’origines grecques dans les cultures textuelles et visuelles de l’Europe pré-moderne, 1100-1600 (ERC AGRELITA, Lille)

“The invention of Greek origins in the textual and visual cultures of pre-modern Europe (1100-1600)”

Study days organized by Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (University of Lille, ALITHILA, ERC AGRELITA)


Thursday June 15

-9am Welcome

-9:10 a.m. Introduction, Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (University of Lille, ERC AGRELITA)

Session 1:

-9h20-9h45 Magali Coumert (University of Tours), “The Trojan origins and the constitution of the West”

-9h45-10h10 Arianna Quarantotto (University of the Côte d’Azur), “From Athens to Troy, from Troy to Rome: theHistoria destructionis Troiae by Guido delle Colonne and the journey to the west »

-10.10am-10.35am Nicolas Bock (University of Lausanne), “The Trojan Wars: Courtly Imagination and Principles of Good Government”

-10h35-10h55 Discussion

-10h55-11h10 Break

Session 2:

-11h10-11h35 Marion Uhlig (University of Fribourg), “Greek letters in the Middle Ages: mythical prestige, practical malaise”

-11.35am-12pm Virginie Leroux (Practical school for advanced studies, EPHE, PSL), “The paradoxical status of Greek origins in Poetices libri septem by Julius Caesar Scaliger (1561) »

-12h-12h20 Discussion


-2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Plenary conference : Nicole Hochner (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ERC AGRELITA guest researcher in residence), “A political thought of the movement: Oresme as a facilitator of Greek sciences”

Session 3:

-3:10-3:35 p.m. Alice Lamy (University of Picardie Jules Verne), “The scholastic discourse on the Greek origins of science (philosophy, logic, mathematics): the example of Roger Bacon”

-3:35 p.m.-3:55 p.m. Discussion

-3:55 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Break

-4:10-4:35 p.m. Silvère Menegaldo (University of Tours), “At the origins of poetry: the lives of Homer at the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the 16e century “

-4:35-5pm Florence Bistagne (University of Avignon), “Portrait of the poet as Polyphemus: rereading theAntonius by Giovanni Pontano »

-5 p.m.-5.25 p.m. Martine Furno (IHRIM – ENS Lyon), “Philhellenism, evangelism and Reformation: Greek, language of origins and συμβόλον τῶν ἀποστόλων ? (with Menini?)

-5:25 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Discussion.

Friday June 16

Session 4:

-9h-9h25 Helena Decarlos Villamarín (University of Santiago de Compostela), “Archaeology, bookstore research and discourse on the origins of cities: the cases of Padua and Seville around 1260”

-9:25-9:50 Martina Di Febo (University of Macerata), “ Translatio mirabilium and the mythical foundation of the city of Chieti (Abruzzo) »

-9h50-10h15 Clémence Revest (CNRS, Center Norbert Elias/Marseille), “The Imperial Antiquity of Venice. Humanist Hellenism and patrician ideology at the beginning of the XVe century “

-10h15-10h35 Discussion

-10:35-10:50 Break

Session 5:

-10h50-11h15 Cléo Rager (University of Lille, ERC AGRELITA), “The Greek origins of French cities”

-11:15-11:40 a.m. Romain Menini (Gustave Eiffel University), “Gallo-Greek etymologies of Paris under François Ier »

-11h40-12h Discussion

Session 6:

-2:30-2:55 p.m. Edith Karagiannis-Mazeaud (University of Strasbourg), “The Greek origins in the celebrations of the last Valois: costumes and speeches”

-2:55 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Lorenzo Miletti (University of Naples), “Humanists and memory of Magna Graecia in the cities of the Kingdom of Naples during the Renaissance: a legacy under negotiation”

-3:20-3:50 p.m. Discussion and closing

The ERC AGRELITA team is delighted to present the program of the workshops “The Invention of Greek origins in the textual and visual cultures of pre-modern Europe (1100-1600)”!

The AGRELITA project was launched on October 1st, 2021. It is a 5-year project (2021-2026), which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 101018777).

ERC AGRELITA: The Reception of Ancient Greece in Premodern French Literature and Illustrations of Manuscripts and Printed Books (1320-1550): how invented memories shaped the identity of European communities.

Check out our upcoming conferences on the Academic Blog of the project: https://agrelita.hypotheses.org/