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2018 Symposium Classicum Peregrinum: "Blessings and Curses in Antiquity" - 21-22-23-24/06/

The 2018 Symposium Classicum Peregrinum will meet at Lonato del Garda, on Lago di Garda, Italy, June 21-24, 2018, with visits to the Grotte di Catullo at Sirmione, and the Roman villa at Desenzano. Our topic will be concerned with the ambiguous phenomenon of the word sacer, which can mean "holy, sacred, dedicated to a divinity," or "accursed, wicked, devoted to a deity for destruction."How did Roman writers deal with this ambiguity? Catullus, for example, or Vergil, and Horace, and Juvenal? And was this ambiguity similarly reflected in Greek writers? Does physical or literary evidence survive to reflect these different attitudes? How can the archaeological evidence help to understand these phenomena?

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23-24/06/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lonato del Garda (Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Patricia A. Johnston (Brandeis University,Waltham, MA) ; Christopher Faraone (University ofChicago); Attilio Mastrocinque (Università di Verona); Lászlo Tákács (Péter Pázmány CatholicUniversity, Budapest); Elisa Zentilini(Università di Verona)




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