IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1020: A Genius Revisited: Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1405-1464) and his 600th Birthday

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Paper 1020-aEnea Silvio Piccolomini the Cosmographer and his View of Asia
(Language: English)
Wilhelm Baum, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Klagenfurt
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1020-bClerics and their Love-Affair on Stage: Enea Silvio's Chrysis
(Language: English)
Cora Dietl, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Cultuur, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Art - Drama
Paper 1020-cEnea Silvio and Music
(Language: English)
Reinhard Strohm, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Music
Paper 1020-dPiccolomini's Lucretia: An Example of 'Lascivia' or a New Type of Heroine?
(Language: English)
Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Music

The aim of this session is to shed new light on the multi-faceted personality of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, emphasizing more the great humanist and poet laureate than the pope. Thus, the first paper intends to present Enea’s lesser known cosmographical writings especially about Asia and the Islam, whereas the next two papers will shed new light on the poet’s genius. Finally, the last paper will reveal Enea’s almost unknown relation to music.