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A Celebration of the Work of Martin P. Nilsson - 28/11/2017, Athens (Greece)


Martin Persson Nilsson (1874–1967) was a Swedish philologist, and a scholar of the Greek and Roman religious systems. In his prolific studies, he combined the literary evidence with the archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles. In 1909 he was appointed the first Professor of Ancient Greek, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University.

Nilsson is perhaps the most influential Swedish classicist of all times. His best-known work in German is Geschichte der griechischen Religion in the Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft. He had previously published it under the title Den grekiska religionens historia (1922). His best-known work in English is Minoan-Mycenaean religion, and its survival in Greek religion.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 28/11/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Swedish institute at Athens (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Swedish Institute at Athens

INFO: web - swedinst@sia.gr

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

10-10.30 Coffee

10.30-10.45 Gunnel Ekroth & Jenny Wallensten: Introduction


10.45-11.30 Jon D. Mikalson: "Martin P. Nilsson and the Geschichte, Vol. 1"


11.30-11.45 Discussion


11.45-12.30 Eftychia Stavrianopoulou: "Hellenistic religion(s): Revisiting Martin P. Nilsson’s Geschichte der griechischen Religion. II: Die hellenistische und römische Zeit"


12.30-12.45 Discussion


15.00-15.45 Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge: "To be ‘popular’ or not to be… Nilsson’s Greek folk religion and afterwards"


15.45-16.00 Discussion


16.00-16.45 Matthew Haysom: "Nilsson in the Bronze Age: The place of prehistory in the history of Greek religion"


16.45-17.00 Discussion 17.00 Reception at the Swedish Institute

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