IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 225: Platinum in Unexpected Places

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Platinum Latin
Organiser:Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Moderator/Chair:John B. Dillon, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paper 225-aAstrological Treatises: a Treasure Chest for Social Historians
(Language: English)
Cristiana Sogno, Department of Classics, University of California, Irvine
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Social History
Paper 225-bDiximus dictumque conscripsimus: On the Relationship of the Written and Spoken Word in Latin Exegesis
(Language: English)
Hildegund Müller, Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Literacy and Orality, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 225-cVigilance, Serendipity, and Aurum in stercore
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching, Social History
Abstract

Scholars usually read or edit texts for specific reasons that have to do with the content of the text itself. This session is intended to show how extremely productive scholarship can result from result both from reading and noting something that is not the primary ‘point’ of a text and from alert focus on articulation and mechanics rather than on primary content. Attention to the methodologies used by our speakers should give listeners some helpful tips on how to turn even reading that may appear to be dull into something of genuine substance that can cast light well beyond the text concerned.