Workshop "Languages and Cultures in Contact in the Ancient Mediterranean

  from February 20, 2019 to February 22, 2019
Languages and Cultures in Contact in the Ancient Mediterranean
21 - 22 febbraio, Sala Convegni Banco BPM, via San Cosimo 10

Il workshop sarà inaugurato mercoledì 20 febbraio, alle 17, con la conferenza di Craig Melchert (UCLA), "Luvo-Hittite latti-, Hittite šinahha-, and Hittite Military Tactics", aula B del Silos di Ponente, via Cantarane 24.

February 21 

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10:40 Introduction
 
Session 1 (Contact Linguistics and Cultural Studies 1)
10:40 – 11:20 P. Cotticelli & A. Rizza - The anthropological conception of the Hittites
11:20 – 12:00 V. Sadovski - Cursed poets and poetics of cursing: Patterns and diffusion of oral and written ritual spells for malediction and benediction in Graeco-Roman, Levantine and Indo-Iranian cultural spaces
12:00 – 12:40 C. Consani - Per una tipologia dei documenti bi-/plurilingui antichi
 
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
 
Session 2 (Languages and Writings of Ancient Anatolia)
14:00 – 14:40 H.C. Melchert - The Phoenician-Luvian Bilingual of Karatepe Revisited
14:40 – 15:20 M. Giorgieri - The contacts between Hurrian and Akkadian
15:20 – 16:00 S. de Martino - The Hurro-Hittite Bilingual "Song of Release"
 
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee
 
Session 3 (Contact Linguistics and Cultural Studies 2)
16:20 – 17:00 D. Romagno - Verbal prefixation in Greek and Latin: contact, inheritance or typologically natural tendency?
17:00 – 17:40 M. Mancini – Middle-Iranian Morphology and Old Persian masks
17:40 – 18:20 L. Melazzo - Transfers from Old French and Old English to Latin in the Harley Glossary (Ms. British Museum 3376)
 
19:30 – Conference Dinner

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February 22 

Session 4 (Languages and Writings of Mesopotamia)
09:00 – 09:40 W. Sallaberger - Who wrote Sumerian, who Akkadian in Southern Mesopotamia? The entanglement of language use and ethnic entities
09:40 – 10:20 G. Selz - Considerations on phonetization and interpretation of cuneiform logograms as a language contact phenomenon
10:20 – 11:00 F.M. Fales - Neo-Assyrian - A 1st millennium language (or dialect) at a crossroads with Babylonian and Aramaic
 
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee
 
Session 5 (Cultures and Texts of the Ancient Near East)
11:20 – 12:00 S. Ponchia & G.B. Lanfranchi - The language of power at the Syro-Anatolian crossroad in the first centuries of 1st millennium BC
12:00 – 12:40 F. Giusfredi, S. Merlin & V. Pisaniello – Phraseology and literary topoi between the Aegean, Anatolia and the Ancient Near East
12:40 – 13:20 C. Mora - Composite contexts and crossing cultures in Central-Southern Anatolia and northern Syria in the 1st millennium BCE
 
13.20 – 14:20 Lunch
 
Session 6 (Classics)
14:20 – 15:00 M. Giangiulio - Multiculturalism in archaic and classical Sicily: Linguistic interference in context
15:00 – 15:40 L. Prandi – Le cavalle del re e l’acqua di Bisanzio
15:40 – 16:20 A. Mastrocinque – Tyre as a multicultural city in the Severan age
 
16:20 – Round table (coordinator: Fales)

 
 
Contact person
Federico Giusfredi
Department
Culture and Civilisation

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