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CALL. 11.03.2016: Roman Religion and Augustan Poetry - Toronto (Canada)



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto (Canada)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Society of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

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The Society of Ancient Mediterranean Religions invites scholars and students of Latin poetry and Roman religion to submit abstracts that address one aspect of the varied interrelations between religion and Augustan poetry. Such aspects might include (but are not limited to):

  • poetry as exegesis of or commentary on particular religious practices

  • poetry as a vehicle for reflections on proper relations between the divine and human spheres

  • poetry as an expression of the religious worldview of the author

We also welcome papers on the role of ancient grammarians and other Late Antique commentators in shaping modern scholarship on religion in Augustan poetry, as well as new approaches to their use as sources for religion in the early Empire.

Abstracts should be submitted by email attachment as .doc or .docx files to and should be from 500-600 words in length for a paper to last between 15 to 20 minutes. Abstracts should contain a title and a word count, but should not have any information regarding the identity of the submitter. For further information about abstract format, please see the SCS Program Guide. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, March 11, 2016, and all abstracts for papers will be reviewed anonymously.

For further information, please contact Nancy Evans, Department of Classics, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766 (

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