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Religion and the State in Classical Greece and Rome - 22-23/09/2017, Princeton, NJ (USA)


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23/09/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGA(IZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Amit Shilo (University of California, Santa Barbara) ; Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University)


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Friday, September 22

Location: Chancellor Green 105

9:00-9:30 Breakfast and coffee

9:30 Welcome: Amit Shilo and Dan-el Padilla Peralta

9:45-10:30 Evan Jewell (Columbia), “Growing the state: the cult of Iuventas

in the Middle Republic and Augustan Rome”

Respondent: Anne Truetzel (Princeton)

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Paul McMullen (Cambridge), “The ritual poetics of punitive

politics: replacing the citizen in Plato’s Laws”

Respondent: Marcus Folch (Columbia)

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:30 Isabel Köster (Colorado–Boulder), “The state vs. religion: three

case studies in Roman temple robbery”

Respondent: Caroline Mann (Princeton)

12:30-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Sienna Kang (Stanford), “Rethinking divine authority: a new model for the study of divine kingship”

Respondent: Michael Flower (Princeton)

2:30-2:45 Coffee break

2:45-3:30 Ashley Flavell (Auckland), “Divine politics: temple construction in

archaic Rome”

Respondent: Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:45 Keynote 1

Hannah Wiley (Cambridge), “The gods and the construction of authority in inscribed Greek law”

Saturday, September 23

9:15-9:45 Breakfast and coffee

9:45-10:30 Calloway Scott (NYU), “Healing the body politic: territory, civic

identity, and healing cult in classical Athens”

Respondent: Jessica Lamont (Yale)

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Lindsay Driediger-Murphy (Calgary), “The ira deum in a two-

headed state”

Respondent: Harriet Flower (Princeton)

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:30 Amit Shilo (UCSB), “Divine stasis vs. democratic unanimity: polytheistic divisions as political-theological checks in the Oresteia and beyond”

Respondent: Ian Walling (Princeton)

12:30-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Amanda Herring (Loyola Marymount), “Hekate of Lagina: a

chthonic goddess doing her civic duty”

Respondent: Marco Santini (Princeton)

2:30-2:45 Coffee break

2:45-3:30 Tom Martin (Holy Cross), “Who deified Demetrius and why?

Religion and state in early Hellenistic Athens”

Respondent: Nino Luraghi (Princeton)

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:45 Keynote 2

Matthew Loar, “A contest of augur(ie)s: Hercules and Cacus from

Vergil’s Aeneid to Ovid’s Fasti”

4:45-5:00 Coffee break

5:00-5:30 Concluding remarks

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