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The Body of the Combatant in the Classical World - 10/07/2018, Bristol (England)


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 10/07/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol (Bristol, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Hannah-Marie Chidwick; The Institute for Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition, University of Bristol

INFO: web - hc6198 [at]

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Introduction & Panel 1: 10:00 – 11:30

Wounds, Wounding and the Warfare Environment

Chair: Juliette Harrisson (Newman)

• Fiona McHardy (Roehampton): “Mutilation in Greek warfare”

• Rodrigo Gomez (Coimbra), “Some remarks on the evolution of medical knowledge in the military treatises of Late Antiquity (4th-7th centuries)”

• Marian Makins (Temple): “Pain, Pollution and Power: The Somatic Experience of the Dead in Roman Civil War Poetry”

Coffee break: 11:30 – 11:45

Interlude: 11:45 – 12:10

What Makes a Military Body?

• Helen Snell (Independent artist): “Fighting Fit"

Panel 2: 12:10 – 13:00

Men at Arms: Military Masculinities

Chair: Hannah-Marie Chidwick (Bristol)

• Sara Tirrito (Nantes/Turin): “The Handsome Combatant is the Unarmed one: the Body of the Combatant as a Weapon in Dio Chrysostom”

• Ben Angell (Oxford): “Fetishising the Roman Soldier: White Nationalism and the Roman Army Veterans: the perception of the post-combat body”

Lunch break: 13:00 – 14:00 (lunch not provided)

Panel 3: 14:00 – 15:15

Arms and Armour: Body Technologies

Chair: TBC

• Elizabeth Mitchell (Harvard): “The Body in Adamantine Pieces: Cupids Holding Armour on Roman Sarcophagi”

• Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Cardiff): “Persian Horseback Warriors: Dress and the Portable Environment”

• Effimia Stavropoulou (Warwick): “Eteocles’ Armour and the Erinys in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes”

Coffee break: 15:15 – 15:30

Panel 4: 15:30 – 16:45

Scars, Strength and Status

Chair: TBC

• Korneel Van Lommel (Antwerp): “Stoicism and War Wounds”

• Elaine Sanderson (Liverpool): “Emboldening the Body: Constructive Wounding in Lucan’s Bellum Civile”

• Jane Draycott (Glasgow): “Reconstructing and Repairing the Body of the Combatant: The Commission, Design and Manufacture of Assistive Technology for Wounded Soldiers and Veterans”

Close: 16:45 – 17:00

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