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Languages & Cultures in Contact in the Ancient Mediterranean - 27-28/02/2020, Verona (Italy)



FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 27-28/02/2020


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGOSala del Banco Popolare (Verona, Italy)











Due to the outbreak of Wuhan Coronavirus flu in Northern Italy, the prefect of Verona and the Rector of the Verona University have suspended lectures and public activities and they have locked the libraries and common spaces. While the situation is not as alarming as presented by the media, it is necessary to follow the guidelines of the public authorities.

Therefore the workshop "Languages and Cultures in Contact in the Ancient Mediterranean", scheduled for Thursday 27.02 and Friday 28.02,  will NOT take place.






February 27, 2020

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10:40 Introduction

Session 1 (Chair: A. Rizza)
10:40 – 11:20 P. Cotticelli-Kurras, Linguistic and extra-linguistic taxonomies as mirror of knowledge in Ancient Indo-European cultures: the case of the Hittites
11:20 – 12:00 V. Sadovski, Ontologies and taxonomies in lists and catalogues in Indo-European text traditions from the Aegeo-Anatolian
up to the Indo-Iranian language domains
12:00 – 12:40 A. Panaino, From Flatland to a Spherical Cosmos The circle and the sphere in the intercultural dialogue between East and West The Case of Middle Persian spihr

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Session 2 (Chair: F. Giusfredi)
14:00 – 14:40 R. Hawley, The place of Ugaritic lyric and epic song in the context of other Eastern Mediterranean lyric and epic traditions
14:40 – 15:20 L. Verderame, The socio-cultural dimension of the Assyrian-Babylonian contact
15:20 – 16:00 A. Archi, When Proto-Anatolians met North-West Semites on the Banks of the Euphrates (Ebla, 24th cent. BC)

16:00 – 16:20 Coffee Break

Session 3 (Chair: P. Cotticelli)
16:20 – 17:00 P. Goedegebuure, Hattian between Luwian and Palaic: two different types of interference, one socio-political situation
17:00 – 17:40 A. Mouton and I. Yakubovich, Luwian clitic doubling: syntax, pragmatics and geography
17:40 – 18:20 R. Francia, Il nome di Babilonia nei testi ittiti

February 28, 2020
Session 4 (Chair: S. Merlin)
09:00 – 09:40 L. Massetti, ‘Hermes Has Joined the Company’: On the Tracks of Divine Messengers in Greece, Anatolia, Indo-European
09:40 – 10:20 M. Serangeli, It Is Not Always Black and White Contact and Innovation in the Ancient Mediterranean
10:20 – 11:00 P. Dardano, Accusative of respect in Homeric Greek as evidence for language contact

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break

Session 5 (Chair: F. De Decker)
11:20 – 12:00 O. Tribulato, Scripts, graphemes, contact and identity in multilingual ancient Sicily: a look at the Sicel area
12:00 – 12:40 Zs. Simon, The alleged Anatolian loanwords in Etruscan – A reconsideration
12:40 – 13:20 J.A. Álvarez-Pedrosa, Iranian Re-reading of a Greek text: The Delphic Maxims of Ai Khanum

13.20 – 14:20 Lunch Break

Session 6 (Chair: V. Pisaniello)
14:20 – 15:00 M. Egetmeyer, Domande intorno al ciprominoico
15:00 – 15:40 B. Obrador Cursach, The Old Phrygian epitaph from Daskyleion (B-07): new insights, new problems
15:40 – 16:20 M. Marazzi, 3d Scanning Technologies and Procedures: New Results in the Field of Hittitological Research
16:20 – 17:00 F. De Decker, A look at some (alleged?) Graeco-Anatolian morphosyntactic isoglosses

17:00 – Round table (coordinator: Paola Cotticelli-Kurras)

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