Christian responses to ancient (pagan) mythography

Christian responses to ancient (pagan) mythography

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Call for Papers for the
European Association for the Study of Religion 2017 Conference
(Leuven, September 18-21)


How to talk about pagan myths as a Christian author? Both in the East and the West, cultural knowledge of ancient myths kept on being communicated long after the religious practices and the socio-cultural circumstances in which they had developed and thrived, died out.
Christian authors who wished to discuss Greek and Roman myth in their own literary creations (e.g. commentaries, education-oriented writings, mythistory, etc.) could find an aid and example in ancient mythographic texts. In the first place, these predecessors transmitted a wealth of material and had developed a way of communicating myth by stripping away the social, historical, literary, and ritual contexts which were neither relevant nor wanted in the age of Christianity.

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Latin Language Manuals from Western Christianity (350-750)

Latin Language Manuals from Western Christianity (350-750)

Leuven, Monday 15 May 2017

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During Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Western European society went through a number of important transformations. Studies by Banniard, Chin, Courcelle, Gemeinhardt, Irvine, Kaster, Law, Riché and others have shown the complex historical developments of cultural education (‘Bildung') in the period concerned. However, many aspects of the textual foundations for this process remain to be studied in depth. In this respect, the corpus of Latin language manuals – grammatical, lexicographical and orthographical works – constitutes a rich but still underexplored source of documentation. The manuals at issue were composed by authors including Augustine, Cassiodorus, Isidore, and Bede, who propounded a distinctly Christian education and lifestyle, while at the same time basing themselves directly or indirectly on Donatus and the ‘pagan' grammatical tradition.

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30e colloque de l'AFPMA

30e colloque de l'AFPMA

Arles, 24-25 novembre 2017

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Chers collègues,
Pour son 30e colloque, l'Association française pour la peinture murale antique aura le plaisir de se déplacer à Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône), les vendredi 24 et samedi 25 novembre 2017, à l'invitation du musée départemental Arles antique.
Au coeur d'Arelate, cette florissante cité de l'antique Narbonnaise, dont la ville actuelle a conservé de nombreux monuments et un important patrimoine archéologique, nos rencontres feront écho aux récentes découvertes des riches peintures du site de la Verrerie qui contribuent à mettre en lumière notre discipline, la toichographologie. À cette occasion d'ailleurs, quelques éléments de ces décors arlésiens seront présentés.

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