Xerxes against Hellas. An Iconic Conflict from Different... -28/02-01-02/03/2022, Budapest (Hungary)
Xerxes against Hellas – An Iconic Conflict from Different Perspectives. It was almost exactly 2500 years ago that the army of the Persian Empire led by the Great King Xerxes departed for a major military campaign against mainland Greece. The course of events is well-known and the outcome had wide-reaching consequences in Antiquity and is still remembered as one of the most important events in the entire history of Europe. The anniversary is a good opportunity to reflect on some details and aspects of this iconic conflict and a conference (with a proceedings volume) presenting the recent trends and insights of historical research seems to be a unique opportunity to memorialize the events. The conference is intended as a meeting point for all branches of classical studies which may contribute to the proper understanding of the history, historiography and ancient (or possibly later) reception of the decisive clash between the Persian Empire and some Greek city states.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Peter Funke (Münster); Michael Jung (Münster); György Németh (Budapest); András Patay-Horváth (Budapest); Josef Wiesehöfer (Kiel)