The Language of Greek Religion

December 12, 2017

Room G7, Senate House, London

made possible by

King’s College London and Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London


9:45     Arrival and registration

10:00 Introduction


Session 1                             Chair: Sol Tor (King’s College London)

10:15 - 10:50   Chris FARAONE (The University of Chicago) "The Language of Ancient Greek Incantations"

10:50 - 11:25   Theodora JIM (Lancaster University) "The semantics of soter, soteria and sozein in Greek religion"

11:25 - 11:40    Coffee break

Session 2                             Chair: Sol Tor (King’s College London)

11:40 - 12:15  Andrej PETROVIC (University of Virginia) “Syneidesis/syneidos/synoid-: from context to concept in Greek religion”

12:15 - 12:50   Chris BIELAWSKI (Jagiellonian University, Krakow) “Purification by Fire: Words and Deeds”

12:50 - 13:25   Robert PARKER (New College, Oxford) “Hagnos/hagneia in Greek religion”

13:25 - 14:30   Lunch

Session 3                             Chair: Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck College)

14:30 - 15:05   Ian RUTHERFORD (University of Reading) "Lexical Entanglements: Near Eastern and Hittite influence on the Greek sacred vocabulary"

15:05 - 15:40  Stefano CANEVA (Universities of Padova and Toulouse) “The Augustan Principate and the semantic change of isotheos: From ritual equation to conceptual hierarchy.”

15:40 - 15:55   Coffee Break

Session 4                             Chair: Yannis Papadogiannakis (King’s College London)

15:55 - 16:30   Saskia PEELS (University of Groningen) “A linguistic approach to Greek polytheism”

16:30 - 17:05   Helma DIK (The University of Chicago) “Measuring Greek Religion”

17:05 - 17:40   Irene POLINSKAYA (King’s College London) “Greek Religion: From Lexicon to Semantics”

17:40-18:00    Concluding remarks

18:00-19:00    Reception

19:30            Dinner for speakers