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Macedonia After Alexander: The Antigonids and Their Kingdom - 08/06/2018, Exeter (England)

While the Antigonids were an important part of the political scene in the Hellenistic period, study of them has been largely overshadowed by that of the Ptolemies, Seleucids and Attalids, which (other than the Attalids) were longer-lasting and saw a greater engagement with non-Greek peoples. This lack of attention has obscured the significance of this dynasty in the politics and culture of the ancient Mediterranean. It is the aim of this conference, therefore, to pave the way to rectifying this situation as the first event of a new international Antigonid Network. Alongside conference papers touching on a range of different aspects, discussion sessions will help build relationships between individuals and institutions, as well as offer the space to develop collaborative projects and resources.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 08/06/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: A239C, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter (Exeter, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Emma Nicholson (Exeter); Prof. Daniel Ogden (Exeter); Prof. Lynette Mitchell (Exeter)


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito Deadline: 31/05/2018

Se ruega enviar un email a /please contact /sono pregati di inviare una e-mail a Emma Nicholson at

We are unable to provide bursaries, but if participants require accommodation, the organizers can help with arrangements.


9.00-9.30 TEA/COFFEE

9.30-9.40 Introduction

Panel 1

9.40-10.00 Pat Wheatley (Otago) (Skype) “The King as Time-Lord: Demetrius and the Mysteries in 303 BC”

10.00-10.20 Franca Landucci Gattinoni (Milan) on Antigonos Gonatas (tbc)

10.20-10.50 Discussion

10.50-11.20 TEA/COFFEE

Panel 2

11.20-11.40 John Holton (Newcastle) on “Antigoneia: the evolution of an originary paradigm of Hellenistic basileia”

11.40-12.00 Emma Nicholson (Exeter) on "Polybios’ Darling (eromenos) of the Greeks: Philip V of Macedon in his Early Years”

12.00-12.30 Discussion

12.30-1.30 LUNCH

Panel 3

1.30-1.50 Kyle Erickson (UWTSD), “Antigonid Princesses in the Seleucid Court”

1.50-2.10 Monica D’Agostini (Milan), “Philip V and the Macedonians before Rome”

2.10-2.40 Discussion

2.40-3.10 TEA/COFFEE

Panel 4

3.10-3.30 Michael Kleu (Koeln), “The Demographic Impact of War during the Reign of Philip V of Macedon”

3.30-3.50 John Thornton (Rome) on Perseus (tbc)

3.50-4.20 Discussion

4.30-5.30 Closing remarks and discussion of The Antigonid Network

6.30 DINNER – Harry’s Restaurant, Longbrook Street, Exeter (pre-order necessary, so please let the organisers know if you wish to attend)

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