2018年02月01日

ラテン語韻文作文のワークショップ(ミシガン大学主催、シチリアの Trapani にて今年の7月5-14日、'Inter Versiculos in Sicilia')の案内

東北大学の荻原理さんから標題の案内がございましたのでお知らせいたします。

We wish to invite anyone with an interest in Latin verse to:
‘Inter Versiculos in Sicilia’, a 10-day workshop in Latin verse composition, sponsored by the University of Michigan, and led by David Money (Cambridge).
See our website for full details:
https://inter-versiculos.classics.lsa.umich.edu/upcoming-workshop/
This site also contains sections on previous workshops (2011, 2016), with poems by participants, advice on composition, etc, which may be of interest.
For applications and expressions of interest, please contact (as soon as you can): Gina Soter
soter@umich.edu

We hope you will consider joining us. And we would also be very grateful if you could pass on the information to students and potentially interested colleagues and friends, and encourage any mentions of the workshop on social media or elsewhere, so that the message can reach a wider range of potential participants in all countries.
We would stress that the workshop is open to anyone at all (with reasonable Latin): no previous verse-writing experience is expected. We have found that most complete beginners can achieve some impressive results within the time of a workshop. It will be accessible to Latinists of varying levels: suitable for undergrads, but also for postgrads, and teachers at schools or universities – all of whom may find their appreciation of verse enriched by the practical approach we take.

Gina Soter writes that ‘the exercise can be unexpectedly compelling, illuminating and useful. As with many art forms, one of the best ways to understand what others have done, is to try to do it yourself.’
Here are a few comments from past participants:
・ Taught by a connoisseur of all the obstacles and traps in Latin
poetry writing, we made the first stumbling steps on our newly discovered
metrical feet; inspired by Sicilian sun, music, food, and wine, the stumble
developed – little by little – into a dance.
・ Even if I do not continue writing poetry, Inter Versiculos has
already improved my ability to read and appreciate Latin poetry. . . . my
reading feels more natural and it is far easier to appreciate the poem's
meaning.
・ ‘Inter Versiculos’ not only opened my eyes to Latin poetry and its
many wonders, but also to the gorgeous universe that is Sicily.
・ I was never more aware of the importance of quantities.
・ Having previously only studied classics in very traditional and
rigid European schools, it is good to get away from the cobwebs of Northern
scholarship and dash into the burning Sicilian sunshine.
・ I knew it was difficult to write with such confines as the different
meters but I never truly understood until I tried it for myself. It was
really satisfying to be able to have tangible evidence of my learning
throughout the week.
・ Prose was always my thing--or so I thought. Now that I understand
the skill involved in writing poetry, I have a completely different love
for it. Before I used to prefer the Caesar portion of the syllabus; now
I far prefer the Vergil!
・ The way Latin poetry is conventionally taught, it can feel like
trying to solve a puzzle … but the process of learning how to ‘write’ the poetry has augmented
my understanding of it a thousand-fold . … This perspective is unique
and invaluable; I certainly could have gotten it no other way.
・ I.V. also fostered a unique sort of community, the likes of which I
never would have imagined: it brought tenured professors, ancient armchair
Latinists, and green undergraduates all down to the same level of
expertise.

‘Inter versiculos’ 2018 is now actively seeking anyone curious about Latin poetry. We invite you to join us in Trapani, Sicily, July 5-14, 2018.


Latin verse composition workshop 2018 July.docx
Latin verse composition workshop Join Us!.pdf

Latin verse composition workshop Poster.pdf
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