Közelgő programok

‘Composing Magical Formularies in Late Antique Egypt’
Raquel Martín-Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/4
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. február 28. 17:00
online

The so-called Greek Magical Papyri form one of the most interesting and strange groups of ancient texts surviving on papyrus from the Roman period. They were published as individual texts almost since their discovery, but re-edited as a corpus thanks to the joint efforts of a group of scholars under the leadership of K. Preisendanz (1924–1928). The edition of these texts has been fundamental for the study of magical and vernacular religious practices in Greco-Roman Egypt. In recent years, the project “Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity”, based in Chicago, has been working on a new critical edition of the Greco-Egyptian magical formularies in which the study of the text is combined with information offered by the material study of the books themselves. Until recently, scholarship has tended to view the magical papyri as a monolithic block; thanks to the Chicago project, we are learning to see just how varied and diverse these papyri are. Written mostly in Greek, these texts constitute one of the most interesting, and still largely untapped, resources for the study of Greco-Egyptian cultural interaction in the Roman Empire.

My lecture belongs in this trend of research. I aim to provide an overview of the preserved Greco-Egyptian magical formularies, discussing their particularities and similarities. Certain magical books in particular will be studied in order to present ideas on how magical knowledge was transmitted in Roman Egypt, and for whom the production of such magnificent books may have been destined.

‘Demotic narrative and emotions’
John Tait (University College London) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/5
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. március 28. 17:00
online

Emotional responses (both those of the characters of the plot and those of the audiences) play an important role in all narrative. This paper looks at how they operate in Demotic Egyptian narratives, and asks whether or not variations can be seen, either between genres, or between individual compositions.

‘Egyptian Herakles and Syrian Aphrodite? Disentangling perceptions of Phoenician art and religion in the Greek tradition’
Carolina López-Ruiz (University of Chicago)
előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca#2/6
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. április 25. 17:00
online

In this talk I will offer some thoughts on the entanglement of Phoenician and Egyptian cultures, and focus on the impact this phenomenon had in the perception of Phoenician art and religion in ancient Greek traditions and modern scholarship.

‘Imagining a Greek Home for an Egyptian Goddess: Time, Landscape, and Architecture in Greek Sanctuaries to Isis’
Lindsay Mazurek (Indiana University, Bloomington) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/7
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. május 30. 17:00
online

When Isis first arrived on Greek shores in the 3rd century BCE, her new followers had to build sanctuaries appropriate to an Egyptian goddess. In the process of imagining a place for their Greek Isis to dwell, devotees came up with a wide range of eclectic solutions that intertwined local needs, imperialist fantasy, and fantastical chronology. These sanctuaries do not draw from contemporaneous Egyptian art and architecture, but rather from Greek stereotypes about Egypt and the Nile River. Isis’ Greek temples, I argue, allowed Greek devotees to imagine Egypt in a way that responded to their own experiences as provincial subjects of the Roman Empire.

I begin with a brief overview of Isis’ and Sarapis cults’ arrival in Greece in the early Hellenistic period. Then, I turn to literary evidence, in which Greco-Roman authors from Herodotus to Pliny the Younger characterize Egypt as a timeless and strange place and highlight its unique flora and fauna. I next trace the popularity of these ideas in wall paintings and mosaics, where depictions of the Nile convey ideas of otherness and imperial control. I conclude by discussing the sanctuaries of the Egyptian gods at Marathon and Gortyna. The sanctuary at Marathon combines imaginative architecture that resembles Pharaonic Egyptian temples, archaizing sculpture that evoked a timeless Greco-Egyptian past, and a riverine setting that recalled the Nile Delta. At Gortyna, the sanctuary includes both an underground water crypt that echoed the Nilometers used to measure the river’s annual flood and cattle statuettes that personified the river’s waters. Taken together, this evidence suggests that Greek devotees used sanctuary spaces to explore Greek conceptions of Egypt as an imagined, far-off, and ancient place that they could control in much the same way that Rome controlled and imagined Greece.

Cím hamarosan
Alexandra Villing (British Museum) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/8
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. június 27.
online

Korábbi programok

2023

‘Eggstraordinary Objects: Ostrich Eggs as Luxury Items in the Ancient Mediterranean’
Tamar Hodos (University of Bristol) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/3
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2023. január 31. 17:00
online

Decorated ostrich eggs were traded as luxury items from the Middle East to the western Mediterranean during the second and first millennia BCE. The eggs were engraved, painted, and occasionally embellished with ivory, precious metals and faience fittings. While archaeologists note their presence as unusual vessels in funerary and dedicatory contexts, little is known about how or from where they were sourced, decorated and traded. Researchers at Bristol University, Durham University, and the British Museum have established techniques to identify where the eggs originated and how they were decorated, while researchers from Bristol, Cranfield, Ghent, Leuven, and Newcastle Universities have assessed comparative methods to identify pigments. This talk shares the results of our studies, revealing the complexity of the production, trade, and economic and social values of luxury organic items between competing cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world.

2022

‘Herodotus as an historian of religions and polytheism: the Egyptian matrix’
Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France, FNRS) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/2
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. november 29.
online

My lecture aims at addressing some well-known passages of Herodotus’s Book 2 about the origin of the gods and the place of the divine in his inquiry. The fact that these passages, crucial for the modern historian of religions, are embedded in the developments on Egypt is related to the Greek vision of the depth of Egyptian time, but the overall framework remains purely Greek and refers to what we call “Greek religion”.

‘Seeing double: visualizing creation on Graeco-Egyptian stone dishes’
Endreffy Kata (Palladion Műhely – ELTE) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #2/1
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. október 25. 17:00
online

Correspondence, translation or convergence? The talk focuses on relief-decorated stone dishes, a unique and relatively little-known set of objects from Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and looks at how the concept of creation is expressed in their diverse iconographical repertoire through a coherent fusion of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman images of renewal and triumph.

‘The interactions of Egyptian- and Greek-language astronomy: new sources and open questions’
Marina Escolano-Poveda (University of Manchester) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/6
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. június 28. 17:00
online

PROPYLAIA
Ókortudományi napok az ELTE-n középiskolásoknak és minorválasztás előtt álló hallgatóknak

Palladion Műhely / ELTE Ókortudományi Intézet

2022. június 27–30.

 

Pompeii időutazás. Válogatás a Kheirón Küldetés legjobb plakátjai közül – Kiállítás megnyitó

Pannon Versenyjátékok 2021/2022
Palladion Műhely / PTE / Kesztyűgyár Galéria

2022. május 31. – június 18.
Kesztyűgyár Galéria
1084 Budapest, Mátyás tér 15.

‘Theogonies and Theomachies in Egypt, Greece and Elsewhere. Comparisons, Connections and Speculations’
Ian Rutherford (University of Reading) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/5
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. május 24. 17:00
online

Pannon Versenyjátékok ünnepélyes díjátadó, kiállítás és az Improvokál Társulat előadása

Pannon Versenyjátékok 2021/2022
Palladion Műhely / PTE 

2022. május 21. 14:00
Pécsi Tudományegyetem
Vargha Damján konferenciaterem
7624 Pécs, Ifjúság útja 6.

‘Akhmîm-Panopolis – City of the weavers from Late Antiquity to the Arab Middle Ages’
Cäcilia Fluck (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/4
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. április 26. 17:00
online

Diocletian’s porphyry workshop. New images for the Tetrarchic rulers made in Egypt and the role of local craftsmanship in their conception.’ 
Marianne Bergmann (Universität Göttingen) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/3
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. március 22. 17:00
online

‘Demotic Egyptian traditions of the war of the gods and giants’
Joachim F. Quack (Universität Heidelberg) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/2
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. február 22. 17:00
online

‘Visual bilingualism in Graeco-Egyptian amulet gems’
Véronique Dasen (Université de Fribourg) előadása

Graeco-Aegyptiaca #1/1
Palladion Műhely / UCL

2022. január 25. 17:00
online

2021

Kulin Veronika: Athéna és Poseidón versengése
Nagy Árpád Miklós: Pyramus és Thisbe: Echo Ovidiana

Mítosz képben és szóban #2
Előadássorozat a Palladion Műhely és az ELTE BTK Görög és Latin Tanszék szervezésében

2021. december 6. 16:00
Múzeum krt. 4/F, 212. terem / online

Beszkid Judit: Változatok virtusra. A kalydóni vadkanvadászat hősei
Szikora Patricia: Írás – kép. Phaidra vallomása(i) Hippolytosnak


Mítosz képben és szóban #1
Előadássorozat a Palladion Műhely és az ELTE BTK Görög és Latin Tanszék szervezésében

2021. november 29. 16:00
Múzeum krt. 4/F, 212. terem / online

Borítókép: Raffaelo Sanzio (1483–1520): Az athéni iskola. Vatikán, Palazzo Apostolico. Forrás: Wikipedia / Public Domain.