The Athenian Funeral Oration Project

January 2017December 2018

This project brings together 19 of the world’s leading ancient historians to study the famous funeral oration of democratic Athens. This solemn speech was delivered each year for Athenians who had died in war. This project will produce the first comprehensive study of this genre in 40 years. It will be the most-comprehensive study to date of the treatment of war in Athenian public discourse. The outside partner is L’Institut d’études avancées de l’Université de Strasbourg (USIAS). 

 

5 OPEN-ACCESS VIDEOS ON THE FUNERAL ORATION

The Funeral Oration and Nicole Loraux: An International Study Day

19 February 2020

Le Collegium de Lyon (France)

Co-convenors: Stavroula Kefallonitis and David M. Pritchard

https://collegium.universite-lyon.fr

 

SESSION 1: THE FUNERAL SPEECH OF PERICLES

Stavroula Kefallonitis (Sainte-Étienne): Welcome (in French)

VIDEO 1: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:d074a4b

 

David M. Pritchard (Lyon/Queensland) ‘L’oraison funèbre après Nicole Loraux’

Bernd Steinbock (Western Ontario) ‘The Epitaphios Logos of Pericles: Thucydides’s Ambivalence towards the Funeral Oration’

Marie Durnerin (ENS de Lyon/ EHESS–Paris): Response (in French)

VIDEO 2: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:1e009b2

 

SESSION 2: DEMOCRACY AND THE FUNERAL ORATION

Christophe Cusset (ENS de Lyon): Introduction (in French)

Dominique Lenfant (Strasbourg) ‘L’oraison funèbre comme autoportrait de la démocratie athénienne’

Halima Benchikh-Lehocine (ENS de Lyon): Response (in French)

VIDEO 3: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:1d7906f

 

SESSION 3: GORGIAS AND THE BEAUTIFUL DEATH

Madalina Dana (Lyon 3): Introduction (in French)

François Lissarrague (EHESS–Paris): ‘Nicole Loraux et la belle mort athénienne’

Johannes Wienand (Braunschweig) ‘“Living Tombs”: Approaching the Epitaphios Logos of Gorgias’

Pierre Balmond (Paris-Est Créteil): Response (in French)

VIDEO 4: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:51c5fc1

 

SESSION 4: TRAGEDY AND THE PARIS SCHOOL

Richard Bouchon (Lyon 2): Introduction (in French)

Pascale Brillet-Dubois (Lyon 2): ‘Nicole Loraux et la tragédie: Un contrepoint à l’Invention d’Athènes

Christophe Pébarthe (Bordeaux): ‘Qu’est que “l’anthropologie historique”: Réflexions historiographiques sur l’École de Paris’

Antoine Chabod (Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée): Response (in French)

VIDEO 5: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:cc2ff67

 

Kathimerini in Greece published an English translation of the paper of David M. Pritchard here:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/249712/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/when-french-historians-of-ancient-greece-conquered-the-world 

 

Project members

Associate Professor David Pritchard

Associate Professor of Greek History, Discipline Convenor Classics and Ancient History