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Sixth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Ancient Languages and Cultures: 'Beliefs and Rituals in Antiquity' - 06-07-08/06/2018, Wrocław (Poland)





FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07-08/06/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, University of Wroclaw (Wroclaw, Poland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Centre for Distance Learning, University of Wroclaw; Institute of Classical, Mediterranean, and Oriental Studies, University of Wroclaw; Institute of Comparative Linguistics, Charles University, Prague; Institute of Ancient Near East, West-Bohemian University, Plzen





Normal / Regular / Normale: 120 €


Estudiantes de doctorado / PhD Students / Dottorandi: 80 €


Acompañantes / Accompanying persons / accompagnatori: 60 €




15:00 – 16:30 I session

Marie Peterková Hlouchová (Charles University Prague)
Gods with solar aspects in the Old Kingdom, and their influence on the society

Katarina Arias (Czech Institute of Egyptology)
Beer for the King, beer for the Sun God

Massimiliano Nuzzolo (Charles University in Prague)
Rituals, festivals and architecture: some remarks on the archaeological evidence of cult practice in the sun temples of the Fifth Dynasty

9:30 – 11:00 III session

Marcin Stankiewicz (University of Wroclaw)
Rituals for love and hate. Ritual practices of Coptic love spells

Natalia Matuszewska (University of Wroclaw)
Snake skin and turtle shell – extraordinary ingredients in Mesopotamian medical rituals

Idan Breier (Bar Ilan University)
The Prophets’ Theological Battle against Soothsayers and  Magicians during the Assyrian and Babylonian Periods

11:30 – 13:00 IV session
Stefan Nowicki (University of Wroclaw)
System of beliefs in Assyrian royal ideology

Shlomo Zuckier (Yale University)
Sacrifice as a Meditation on Human-Divine Relation in Rabbinic Literature

María Flores Rivas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The belief in μέλισσαιborn of cattle corpses

14:00 – 15:00 V session
Brenda Griffith-Williams (University College London)
Rituals for the dead in classical Athens and their legal/rhetorical significance in disputed inheritance cases

Janek Kucharski, Julia Doroszewska (University of Silesia in Katowice,
University of Warsaw)
Maschalismos: Magic, Mutilation, and Fashion

15:15 – 16:15 V session
Tomasz Dziurdzik (Warsaw University)
Regular sacrifices in Roman Imperial army – reconstructing the
religious calendar and the rituals

Andrzej Wypustek (University of Wrocław)
Erotic spells in Pompeii and Beyond: What do we (not) know about love magic in Antiquity?

10:00 – 11:00 VI session
Katherine McLardy (Monash University)
[Skype] The Adonia Festival: Effects of Cultural Context on a Ritual Complex

Boaz Zissu (Bar-Ilan University)
Ritual Activities during the Late Roman Period in the Te'omim Cave, Western Jerusalem Hills

11:15 – 12:15 VII session
Anna Mech (University of Warsaw)
Should I call Isis with Thousands of Names, Diana the Huntress or Juno the Queen? Understanding the choices behind female religious rituals

John McDonald (San Diego State University)
How to Sacrifice a Cow in Graeco-Roman and Indian Myth: A Comparative Perspective on Virgil's Ritualized Bougonia


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