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Israel Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801

e-mail.: [email protected]

ISPCS conference 2021

June 2-3, 2021

The Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies invites you to its 49th annual conference, which will take place both virtually and in person.

For registration details, please email [email protected].

June 2-3, 2021 – Tel Aviv University

Gilman Building, Room 496

Please note: physical participation in the conference is restricted to those who have a Green Pass or the equivalent

Day One: Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Registration:   8:30—9:15

Greetings:        9:15—9:30

Professor Rachel Gali Cinamon, Dean of Humanities, Tel Aviv University

Professor Galili Shahar, Head of the School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Jonathan Price, President, Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies

Session One: Classics in the Modern World                            9:30—10:30

Chair: Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University

Chris Bishop (Australian National University), Accounting for the Dominance of Deductive Methods in the Teaching of Latin

Bar Leshem (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), From God to Superhero: The Reception of Mercury in Comics

Coffee Break   10:30—10:45

Session Two:  The Mythology of Hope: Mythology and Autism    10:45—12:15

Chair: Maayan Mazor, Kibbutzim College of Education and Tel-Aviv University.

Ayelet Peer and Shachar Bar Yehuda (Bar-Ilan University), Myth and Autism — the Power of Emotions

Lisa Maurice (Bar-Ilan University), Mythology in the Israeli Autistic Classroom

Susan Deacy (University of Roehampton), Hercules in the Autistic Classroom: A Case Study from the United Kingdom

Lunch Break    12:15—13:30

Session Three: Text and Material Culture  13:30-15:00

Chair: Andrea Rotstein, Hebrew University

Dylan James (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Cultural Guidance: Nearchus, Guides and Place Names on Alexander’s Expedition

Daniela Cagnazzo (University of Bari), Towards a New Edition of Fragmenta Papyracea Dubia of Aeschylus

Annamaria Peri (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Poetry and Material Culture in Oppian’s Halieutica, Book 5

Coffee Break   15:00—15:15

Session Four: Local and Imperial laws   15:15—16:45

Chair: Yifat Monnickendam, Tel-Aviv University

Ory Amitay (University of Haifa), Agatharchides of Knidos on late 4th-century Judean Diplomacy

Ben S. Cassell (King’s College London, UK), Access, Limitations and Proscribed Urban Movement in Hellenistic Kyrene: Regulations of Purity in Displayed Sacred Law (SEG 9.72)

Craige B. Champion (Syracuse University), Conceptualizing Roman Citizenship: Sicilian Cities in the Third Century BCE

Coffee Break 16:45-17:00

Session Five: Economy and Law in the Roman empire       17:00-18:00

Chair: Uri Yiftach, Tel Aviv University

Ivo D. Cholakov and Milena Raycheva (National Archaeological Institute with Museum – Sofia), Local Economy in Difficult Times: The Villas of Dacia Mediterranea in the End of the 4th – early 5th Century

Valerio Massimo Minale (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), The Frankincense Trade during Late Roman Empire: Elements of a Legal Regulation

18:00: ISPCS Jubilee Commemoration address: Professor Margalit Finkelberg

19:00 Conference Dinner

Day Two: Thursday, 3rd June 2021

Session Six (Hebrew): New Developments in Hebrew Scholarship              9:30—11:30

Chair: Fayah Haussker, Tel-Aviv University and the Open University

Hava B. Korzakova (Bar-Ilan University), Digging Homer. Archaeological Research in Ancient Greece

Haggai Olshanetsky (Bar-Ilan University), The True Reason for Translating the Old Testament into Greek: The Septuagint as a Military Document Due to a Revised Review of the Letter of Aristeas

Ronit Palistrant Shaick (Tel-Aviv University), Marsyas of the Forum: Depictions on City Coins in the Region Between Antioch and Alexandria

Gabriel Danzig (Bar-Ilan University), Tchernichovsky’s Translation of the Final Scene of Molière’s Le Malade Imaginaire

Coffee Break   11:30—11:45

Annual General Meeting               11:45—13:00

Lunch                 13:00—14:15

Keynote Speaker:                                 14:15—15:15

Prof. Sheila Murnaghan (Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania): Return to Windy Troy:  Site and Text in the Homeric Tradition

Session Seven:  Local Identities in Global Settings 15:15—16:45

Chair: Eleonora Bedin, Haifa University

Luca Mazzini (University of Exeter, UK), Being a Macedonian in Roman Phrygia and Lydia: Creation of Civic Identities in Face of the Imperial Power

Sofia Andreeva (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Apollo Ietros in Olbia

Marco Tibaldini (University of Bolzano, Italy), Playing in the Jordan Valley: A Close Look at the Latruncoli Board Game

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks