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CALL. 28.02.2019: [SESSION 5] Greek Culture and Biblical texts: Bilateral relations (EABS 2019) - Wa


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 28/02/2019

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 11-12-13-14/08/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano

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For many years, the issue of intercultural relations between ancient Greece and Orient were highlighted within the Classical Studies as well as Biblical Studies. On the one hand, the Classicists point out the role of oriental heritage in forming Greek culture (i.a. West, Burkert, Astour, also Brown). On the other hand, in Biblical Studies the possible Greek influences on the Bible are proposed (e.g. Gerhards, Gmirkin, Nielsen, Wajdenbaum, Wesselius). According to scholarly consensus Orient mostly influenced Greece during the first half of the I Millennium BCE. In the Persian and Hellenistic periods the direction of the influenced might have been reverse: it was the Greek culture (literature, philosophy, iconography), which largely influenced oriental cultures, including the Jewish. The scale, and the ways of intercultural transfer between Greece and Levant in the second half of the I Millennium BCE still await the in-depths study. Forms of transmission (e.g. the language of transmission), contact zones, as well as the people serving as transmitters and in-between agents have to be studied. Warsaw 2019 Call for Papers: This workshop focuses on forms of intercultural relationship between Greece and Levant in Persian and Hellenistic periods; contact zones; vehicles of the cultural exchange, etc. The contributions dealing with following aspects are welcome: · Who was responsible for intercultural transfer between Greece and Levant / Near East? · Where did the contact take place? · What were the languages of contact? · What kind of literature and cultural heritage were transmitted? · Can any absolute chronology for the phenomenon of Greek-Palestine interrelations be established? The workshop may also accept other contributions, as cases for comparanda, relating to the process of intercultural process in Persian and Hellenistic period, e.g. transfer of Greek heritage to other cultures in Persian and Hellenistic periods, or more general the theoretical, and methodologically-focused aspects of the process of intercultural exchange in antiquity. We would be grateful for sending us the proposals with the up-to-300 words abstract by the end of February, at l.niesiolowski@uw.edu.pl.



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