Classics@21, Issue 3: The Kyklos Project 2021


The Greek Epic Cycle and its Reception

in the arts, literature, vase-painting, theatre, film, and video games

in Antiquity, as well as in the Contemporary World

Kyklos Project coordinator: Efimia Karakantza

Special adviser to Kyklos 2021: Jonathan Burgess

Kyklos 2021 was held 30 June 2021 and featured representatives from the following institutions:

  • Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC
  • Federal University of Western Pará, Brazil
  • International Christian University, Tokyo
  • Harvard University
  • King’s College London
  • McGill University, Montreal
  • NUI Galway
  • The Open University of the UK
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Università Cattolica di Milano
  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • University of Toronto
  • Western Colorado University in Gunnison

Ioannis Doukas (NUI Galway), “To Make a Wooden Horse.”
Respondent: Professor Yoshinori Sano (International Christian University, Tokyo)

Manos Tsakiris (University of Edinburgh), “From Troy to Colchis: The ‘Argonautic Cycle’ of Apollonius Rhodius.”
Respondent: Professor Yoshinori Sano (International Christian University, Tokyo)

Isabella Nova (Università Cattolica di Milano), “The Reception of the Trojan Cycle in Greek Vase-Painting: The Case of Sosias’ Cup.”
Respondent: Dr. Naoko Yamagata (The Open University of the UK)

Christos Aristopoulos (University of Cyprus), “Akamas at Synnada.”
Respondent: Dr. Naoko Yamagata (The Open University of the UK)

Thanos Makris (King’s College London), “From Oral Tradition To Video Games: Epic Poetry in the Realm of Player-led Digital Storytelling.”
Respondent: Professor Gregory Nagy (Harvard University)

Lorena Lopes da Costa (Federal University of Western Pará, Brazil), “The Greek hero in the Brazilian backlands: Reception of the Iliad and the Epic Cycle in Brazilian literature by João Guimarães Rosa.”
Respondent: Professor Jonathan Burgess (University of Toronto)

Loes Wolters (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), “Men of Constant Comedy: The comic reception of the Odyssey(s) in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Respondent: Associate Professor Lynn Kozak (McGill University, Montreal)

Tjaden Lotito (Western Colorado University in Gunnison), “Preface to Penthesilea.”
Respondent: Professor Jonathan Burgess (University of Toronto)

Blaž Zabel (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), “The epic cycle in Ismail Kadare’s Agamemnon’s Daughter and The Successor.”
Respondent: Assistant Professor Justin Arft (The University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

 

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