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CALL. 14.07.2016: Flavian war and autocracy in context - Nottingham (England)


FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 14/07/2016

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 14-15/09/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Nottingham (Nottingham, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Helen Lovatt

INFO: helen.lovatt@nottingham.ac.uk

CALL:

This conference aims to bring members of the Flavian literature network into dialogue with others working in and around the Flavian period, particularly historians and material culture experts. It also aims to generate dialogue between those working on Greek and Latin literature. The Flavian period is characterised by a new episode of recovery from civil war, and a hardening of the imperial system. How do the Flavians achieve reconciliation and how does the Flavian imperial system operate? How does civil war and reconciliation compare to that in other periods? How are war and power represented and how do these representations differ in Rome and elsewhere, in this period and other related periods?


Keynote speaker: Dr Alice König (St Andrews) ‘Different perspectives: War and Autocracy in Flavian Prose'


Other confirmed speakers:

Prof. Patrick Finglass (Nottingham) - Statius and Stesichorus

Dr Andreas Kropp (Nottingham) - The “Flavian” coinage of king Herod Agrippa II (AD 49 to 97)

Prof. Doug Lee (Nottingham) - Civil war in the Flavian period and late antiquity

Dr Helen Lovatt (Nottingham) - Trauma and reconciliation in Valerius Flaccus

Angeliki Roumpou (Nottingham) – Carthago delenda est? Cosmic War and the Empire in Silius Italicus

Tommaso Spinelli (St. Andrews) - War and Kingship in Statius' Thebaid: The Disruption of the Herculean Paradigm

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