The 2nd Research Seminar of the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures at the University of Tartu. On Tuesday May 15th Professor Janika Päll will give a talk called: “Pindarising for the Glory of the Lord.”
Janika has sent us a short presentation of his lecture: “Several Ancient Greek poets have claimed that they received their talent as a gift from Muses, among them Pindar, the lyric poet par excellence. During the Renaissance, when Pindar's poetry was rediscovered, new poets repeated this claim and based their fame on continuing his tradition, revitalising both the ancient Greek language in which his poetry was written, and the complex forms of his Odes. With some changes, this tradition has continued to the 21st century. But the rediscovery of Pindar also gave rise to a new tradition to write pindarising poems in Latin or different vernaculars (including verse translations).
The paper will give a brief overview of the recent discoveries in the field of Pindarica Nova, focusing on two main directions of research: the social developments which gave rise to (and reduced) this particular type of poetic activity and the expansion of ideas about sublimity and divine message of poetry.”
Janika Päll is Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Tartu.
Wine, bread, fruit and cheese will be served.
The Research Seminar of the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures is a new, interdisciplinary seminar at the University of Tartu, organized by the professors of the College. It aims to be a forum for scholarly discussion and presentation of ongoing research at the College.
Everybody is welcome!