11 апреля 2015 г. в Университете Вирджинии состоится конференция «Наследование в древнем мире». К участию в конференции приглашаются аспиранты.

Заявки на участие (тезисы до 300 слов, не считая библиографии) принимаются до 15 января 2015 г. по адресу (Nate Zawie).

Оригинальный текст:

A Game of Thrones: Succession in the Ancient World

19th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium

University of Virginia

April 11, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Professor Karl Galinsky, University of Texas at Austin

You may be able to spell “success” without “succession,” but as the ancients knew, good luck holding onto it! From the Zeus of Hesiod’s Theogony to the emperor Augustus, the story of attaining power in antiquity is intimately bound up with questions of succession: how can power be secured not just against rivals but for future generations? Or, from the perspective of the successor, how can power be legitimized through the invocation of one’s predecessors? Whether these politics play out in the cosmological or human sphere or somewhere in between, a similar tension exists between stability and change, tradition and innovation. Naturally, these dynamics are not restricted to the political arena: poets, historians, philosophers, and visual artists all confront the problem of establishing their own authority within or against the tradition of those who came before. So Ennius frames himself as a second Homer, Herodotus both critiques and draws on Hecataeus, and Socrates’ competing successors all wrestle over his legacy. In the visual arts, Roman and Byzantine emperors both co-opt and compete with the iconographies of their predecessors. This colloquium seeks to bring together treatments of succession, broadly conceived, from a variety of disciplines and areas of study. We welcome papers from the fields of Classics, Archaeology, Art History, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, and anyone with arresting and creative projects dealing with succession in antiquity.

Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words (not counting bibliography) to Nate Zawie ( by no later than January 15th.

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