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Sixth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Ancient Languages and Cultures: 'Beliefs and


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 €


06.06.2018 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 07.06.2018 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? 08.06.2018 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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