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The Language of Greek Religion -12/12/2017, London (England)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 12/12/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO:  Room G7, Senate House (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Valerie James; King’s College London; Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London)


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9:45     Arrival and registration

10:00 Introduction



Session 1                             Chair: Sol Tor (King’s College London)

10:15 - 10:50   Chris FARAONE (The University of Chicago) "The Language of Ancient Greek Incantations"

10:50 - 11:25   Theodora JIM (Lancaster University) "The semantics of soter, soteria and sozein in Greek religion"

11:25 - 11:40    Coffee break



Session 2                             Chair: Sol Tor (King’s College London)

11:40 - 12:15  Andrej PETROVIC (University of Virginia) “Syneidesis/syneidos/synoid-: from context to concept in Greek religion”

12:15 - 12:50   Chris BIELAWSKI (Jagiellonian University, Krakow) “Purification by Fire: Words and Deeds”

12:50 - 13:25   Robert PARKER (New College, Oxford) “Hagnos/hagneia in Greek religion”

13:25 - 14:30   Lunch



Session 3                             Chair: Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck College)

14:30 - 15:05   Ian RUTHERFORD (University of Reading) "Lexical Entanglements: Near Eastern and Hittite influence on the Greek sacred vocabulary"

15:05 - 15:40  Stefano CANEVA (Universities of Padova and Toulouse) “The Augustan Principate and the semantic change of isotheos: From ritual equation to conceptual hierarchy.”

15:40 - 15:55   Coffee Break



Session 4                             Chair: Yannis Papadogiannakis (King’s College London)

15:55 - 16:30   Saskia PEELS (University of Groningen) “A linguistic approach to Greek polytheism”

16:30 - 17:05   Helma DIK (The University of Chicago) “Measuring Greek Religion”

17:05 - 17:40   Irene POLINSKAYA (King’s College London) “Greek Religion: From Lexicon to Semantics”

17:40-18:00    Concluding remarks

18:00-19:00    Reception

19:30            Dinner for speakers

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