For further details, please contact the organisers: Lucy Russell, [email protected] Fiona Gatty, [email protected] 3870), he increased the number of preserved plays to 20 and gave way to an intensive revival in the study and appreciation of Plautus in the Early modern period.
Website: https:// [20TH] NEOLATINA SYMPOSIUM: PLAUTUS IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD Würzburg (Germany): June 28-30, 2018 When Nicholas of Cusa transferred a manuscript containing 12 previously unknown Plautine comedies to Rome and handed them over to Cardinal Giordano Orsini (Cod. Textual criticism carried out on the comedies by Italian humanists contributed to the revaluation of Plautus, whom the Middle Ages had regarded as both stylistically and morally inferior to the school author Terence.
This year’s theme invites discussions of old and new interpretations of Greek and Roman drama with a particular focus on their (non)conformity to ancient (and modern) models, as well as the way that they are shaped by theatre conventions.
It will be held on June 29th, with Alex Potts and Elisabeth Décultot as keynote speakers.It was the artistic reception of Plautine comedy that prepared the ground for the broad tradition of vernacular comedy and established the important role of the theatre during the Early modern period.The 20th Neo Latina Symposium aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of the Neo-Latin reception of Plautus from the 15th to the 17th century in Europe. Thomas Baier ([email protected]) and Tobias Dänzer ([email protected]).Since the editio princeps of the comedies prepared by Giorgio Merula and published in 1472, humanists all over Europe showed increasing interest in the older playwright and made his dramatic work subject of numerous Latin and vernacular imitations, adaptions and stage performances.The complete edition of the Plautine comedies by the German humanist Joachim Camerarius (Hervagius: Basel, 1552) can be regarded as a milestone of Plautine philology.