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Being Jewish, Writing Greek. Literary Form and Cultural Identity - 06-07-08/09/2017, Cambridge (Engl


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 06-07-08/09/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Emma Greensmith (University of Cambridge); Max Kramer (University of Cambridge) ; Max Leventhal (University of Cambridge) ; Srećko Koralija (University of Cambridge)

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- Estándar/standard/standard: £30

- Miembro de la Facultad de Clásicas / Member of the Faculty of Classics/ membro di facoltà di Classica: Los costes de la inscripción serán pagados por la facultad/ Registration fee will be covered by the Faculty/ La quota di iscrizione sarà coperto dalla Facoltà

A number of bursaries will be available for graduate students, made possible by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Please visit our web page for more information:


Wednesday 6th September

13.00-13.45 – Registration

13.45-14.00 – Welcome

14.00-15.00 – Sylvie Honigman: ‘How to Rewrite a Source: the Letter of Aristeas and 2 Maccabees’

15.00-16.00 – Jim Aitken: 'Cross-Cultural Genre Bending: Wisdom's Peculiarity'

16.00-16.30 – Tea/Coffee

16.30-17.30 – Marieke Dhont: ‘No Author is an Island: A Systemic Approach to the Development of Jewish-Greek Literature’

17.30-18.30 – Stuart Thomson: ‘Who’s Philo? Whose Philo? Alexandrian Texts and Identities’

18.30 – Reception

Thursday 7th September

09.30-10.30 – Anna Furlan: ‘The ‘One God’ of the Pseudo-Orphic Hieros Logos’

10.30-11.00 – Tea/Coffee

11.00-12.00 – Hindy Najman: ‘Plurilingualism and the case of 4QInstruction’

12.00-13.00 – Simon Goldhill: TBC

13.00-14.30 – Lunch

14.30-15.30 – Alexander Noak: ‘Greek and Jewish Perspectives on the Roman Empire in the Sibylline Oracles’

15.30-16.30 – Eran Almagor: ‘Josephus the Greek Imperial Author’

16.30-17.00 – Tea/Coffee

17.00-18.00 – Sean Adams: ‘Sympotic Questions: The Genre and Structure of the Letter of Aristeas’

19.30 – Conference Dinner (Venue TBC)

Friday 8th September

9.30-10.30 – Jill Hicks-Keeton: ‘Categorizing Joseph and Aseneth: The Evidence of Artapanus, Demetrius, and Philo’

10.30-11.00 – Tea/Coffee

11.00.-12.00 – Eva Mroczek: ‘Ancient Narratives of Literary History and Canon Formation’

12.00-13.00 – Nicholas de Lange: ‘The Poetics of Aquila and Symmachus’

13.00-13.30-45 – Tessa Rajak: Closing Remark

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