IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 222: Latin Writers on Youth and Age, I: The Early Middle Ages

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison / Interdisciplinary Center for Medieval Studies, Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 222-a'Aetas crudelis': Eugenius of Toledo's Poetic Complaints on Old Age
(Language: English)
Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- & Neulatein, Universität Wien / Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 222-cYouth and Age in the Letters of Alcuin to Archbishop Arn of Salzburg
(Language: English)
Christian Rohr, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Rhetoric

Today the time of life that is accorded preferential treatment in advertising and in work situations is youth. This session explores ethical values and attitudes to youth and also age in early medieval Latin texts of different kinds. Emphasis will be placed chiefly but not exclusively upon concepts of human youth and age and on personal, institutional, and other conflicts and problems arising from the ageing process.