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Commenting Fragments: The Case of Ancient Comedy

Workshop of the Project "Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie", July 2012

The project “Kommentierung der Fragmente der altgriechischen Komödie” (“A Commentary on the Fragments of Ancient Greek Comedy”) invites applications to participate in a one-week conference/workshop, “Commenting Fragments: The Case of Ancient Comedy”, to be held July 2–7, 2012 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

The workshop will have two separate but related agenda.

Mornings (9-12 AM) will be occupied with a series of round-table style discussions of some of the challenges of commenting on fragmentary comedies. For more details please visit the following page: "Commenting Fragments: The morning-sessions".


Afternoons (3-7 PM) will be devoted to talks by recognized experts in the field on the general theme: “The Periodization and Dramatic Form of Greek Comedy”.


You may download the final schedule of the workshop here.


A presentation of the project “Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie” and a grand conference banquet will be held after the key-note lecture on Wednesday.

Various free-time activities (e.g. city tours of old Freiburg, hiking in the Black Forest, a guided visit to the Freiburg Cathedral, collective readings of aristophanic comedies) will be offered as part of the unofficial program.


The working languages for the conference and workshop will be English, German and Italian.


The workshop will be held in Liefmannhaus, in Haus zur Lieben Hand, in Kollegiumgebäude I und in Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. For more information please visit the site: "Where will be the workshop held?"


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