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The Sophistic Renaissance – Authors, Texts, Interpretations
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One-day conference at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

When: Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Aula Baratto
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto  30123
Contact: Teodoro Katinis

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Monday, September 26th, 2016
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Morning session

Opening Remarks and Introduction
Teodoro Katinis / Luigi Perissinotto
Ca' Foscari University Venice

Peri Theon: The Renaissance Confronts the Gods
Eric MacPhail
Indiana University Bloomington

Humanists on Sophistic Arguments
Lodi Nauta
University of Groningen

10:30 – Coffee break

Marsilio Ficino's Commentary on Plato's Gorgias
Leo Catana
University of Copenhagen

Rhetoric's Demiurgy: from Synesius of Cyrene to Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola
Marco Munarini
University of Padua

13:00 – Lunch break

Afternoon session

The Greek Sophistical Tradition in Rudolph Agricola's De Inventione Dialectica and beyond
Marc van der Poel
Radboud University

Atticismus and Antagonism: Greek Antiquarianism, Scholarly Networks, and the Career of the Sophist Alcidamas in Renaissance Italy
Stefano Gulizia
Independent Scholar

16:30 – Coffee break

From Wit to Shit. Notes for a (Emotional) Lexicon of Sophistry in the Renaissance
Jorge Ledo
University of Basel

Closing Remarks: Enhancing Research on the Sophistic Traditions in the Renaissance
Teodoro Katinis
Ca' Foscari University Venice

Discussion session
Eugene Afonasin (Novosibirsk University)
Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins University)
Glenn Most (SNS Pisa)
Carlo Natali (Ca' Foscari University Venice)
Luigi Perissinotto (Ca' Foscari University Venice)

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