Speaker: Carolina López-Ruiz, Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University
Title: "Phoenician religion and its adaptations: between resilience and innovation"
Abstract: The study of ancient Mediterranean religions is still dominated by the overwhelming presence of the Graeco-Roman and Abrahamic traditions in our culture. But when we pull the Phoenicians out from under their shadow, we discover an alternative set of interconnections between Near Eastern cultures and the Mediterranean. The Phoenician perspective transcends the classical framework and foregrounds the religious landscapes of other Iron Age groups. Phoenician religion, attested from Iberia and North Africa to Cyprus and the Levant, provided a fruitful matrix for religious adaptation, exhibiting modalities of both resilience and innovation. The Phoenicians also participated in the development of new theological interpretations, from elements in cosmogony to Euhemerism, that were channeled into Greek, Roman, and early Christian texts and reached us through them.
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