Friday, April 24th 2015

Building a New World Order? 

Hellenistic Monarchies in the Mediterranean World

Tombros Conference in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

 Friday, April 24th 2015

Morning Session (Foster Auditorium)

8:15-8:30am Welcoming session

8:30-9:00: Rocco Palermo (University of Naples): “Patterns of Identity: Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Gaugamela Region during the Seleucid Period”

9:00-9:30: Paul Kosmin (Harvard University): “A Monopoly of Legitimate Time? The Seleucid Era”

9:30-10:00: coffee break

10-10:30: Jeremey LaBuff (Northern Arizona University): “Kings of Leagues of Karians”

10:30-11:00:  Laura Surtees (University of Pennsylvania) and Lana Radloff  (State University of New York, Buffalo):  “Harnessing the Power of Land and Sea: City-Harbor Dynamics as a Mechanism of Royal Control at Hellenistic Miletos and Demetrias”

11:00-11:15: coffee break

11:15-12:15:  Rolf Strootman, Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Utrecht: “Anchoring Empire in the Hellenistic Near East: The Seleucid Appropriation of the Babylonian Past”

12:15-2:00: Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session (Foster Auditorium)

2:00-3:00: Stanley M. Burstein, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University, Los Angeles: “The Hellenistic Fringe Revisited:  The Case of Meroe”

3:00-3:30: Patrick Sänger (University of Vienna): “Associations in Ptolemaic Egypt: A Sociopolitical Typology”

3:30-4:00: coffee break

4:00-4:30: Sylvana Katsaounou (Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Athens): “Reflections of the Hellenistic World on the Worship of Tyche. The Personification of a New Concept in the Hellenistic Societies and its Fusions in Art, Religion, and Politics”

4:30-5:00: Gilles Gorre (University of Rennes): “The Transformation of Native Temples and Invented Traditions: Between New Religiosity and Royal Policy – The Case of Ptolemaic Egypt”

5:00-5:30: Sylvie Honigman (Tel Aviv University): “The Transformation of Native Temples and Invented Traditions: Between New Religiosity and Royal Policy – The Case of Judea”

7:00pm: Dinner (Nittany Lion Inn)

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