PENN-LEIDEN COLLOQUIUM, June 14-16, 2018: “Between Dusk and Dawn: Valuing Night in Classical Antiquity”

How does the natural phenomenon of night acquire sociocultural value within specific Greek or Roman contexts? Or, what are the values or powers ascribed to, or organized by, night or “the nocturnal”? What happens in the ancient world between dusk and dawn, and what cannot happen then? Scholars from multiple disciplines of classical studies will address these and other questions over three days. See here for program.

This tenth instantiation of the Penn-Leiden Colloquium on Ancient Values will take place on the University of Pennsylvania campus, June 14-16, 2018. Free registration, open to the public.

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