Saturday, April 25th 2015

Building a New World Order? 

Hellenistic Monarchies in the Mediterranean World

Tombros Conference in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies


Saturday, April 25th 2015

 Morning session (Keller 104)

8:30-9:00: Spyridon Loumakis (Concordia University): “Oxus-Wakhsh: A Local River God in Hellenistic Bactria”

9:00-9:30: Rachel Mairs (University of Reading): ”Graeco-Bactrian Administration: The Achaemenid Blueprint”

9:30-10: coffee break

10:00-10:30: Ryan Boehm (Tulane University): “City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Synoikismos and Social Response in the Early Hellenistic Period”

10:30-11:00: Timothy Howe (St. Olaf College): “Legitimate Kings and Pretenders in the Ancient Near East: Artaxerxes V, Alexander III and Ptolemy I”

11:00-11:15: coffee break

11:15-12:15: J.G. Manning, William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Professor of Classics and History, Yale University: “Kingship Not Monarchy. Ideas and Practices of Ptolemaic Governance”

12:15-2:00: Lunch Break


Afternoon session (Foster Auditorium)

2:00-3:00: Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, the University of Edinburgh: “Hellenistic Kingship and Intellectual Culture”

3:00-3:30: Sabine Müller (Innsbruck University/Kiel University): “The Commemorative and Legitimizing Dimension of Cultural Property in the Hellenistic Empires”

3:30-4:00: coffee break

4:00-4:30: Sheila L. Ager (University of Waterloo): “Dynastic Images: Royal Women in Early Hellenistic Age”

4:30-5:00: Jennifer Carrington (Cornell University):  “Sight-Seeing and State-Branding: Egyptian Cultural Heritage in Ptolemaic Diplomacy”

5:00-5:30: Sebastian Scharff (Mannheim University): “Victorious Kings: Hellenistic Rulers and Agonistic Success”

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