Landscapes of Value

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Penn-Leiden Colloquium on Ancient Values, VIII

University of Pennsylvania

Thursday June 19, 2014

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

1-2:15 p.m. Registration

2:15-2:30 Opening

Jeremy McInerney (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

2:30-2-50 Introductory remarks

Landscapes in contemporary thoughts (Richard J. Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, Chair of the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Program, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

2:50-3:30 First Keynote lecture

Richard Buxton (Bristol University), ‘Mount Etna in the Greco-Roman imaginaire: culture and liquid fire’

3:30-3:50 Coffee/tea

3:50-4:30 Second Keynote lecture

Margaret Miles (American School of Classical Studies at Athens; University of California, Irvine), ‘Constructing a Sacred Environment: Birds around the Temple’

4:30-5:30 Reception

7 pm Dinner

Friday, June 20, 2014

Room 402, Claudia Cohen Hall

9:30-11 a.m. First paper session

9:30-10 Elizabeth Minchin (Australian National University), ‘Heritage in the Landscape: the so-called heroic tumuli in the Troad’
10-10:30 Christina Williamson (University of Groningen), ‘From Mountain to Coast. The value of visibility in the monumental landscape from Pergamon to Elaia’
10:30-11 Greta Hawes (Australian National University), ‘Stones, Names, Stories: Pausanias before the walls of seven-gated Thebes’

11-11:30 Coffee/tea

11:30-1 pm Second paper session

11:30-12 Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Michigan), ‘Fisheater Values’
12-12:30 Julie Baleriaux (Oxford University), ‘Diving into the Underground: Poseidon Hippios in the Arcadian landscape’.
12:30-1 pm Irene Polinskaya (King’s College London), ‘Cultic Topography and the Value Maps of Ancient Greek Landscape’

1-2:30 pm Lunch

2:30-3:30 Third paper session

2:30-3 Lissa Crofton-Sleigh (University of Washington), ‘Hercules the Landscaper: Aetion, memoria, and Rome in Aeneid 8’

3-3:30 Kathrin Winter (University of Heidelberg), ‘ipsaque morte peior est mortis locus – Landscapes of the Underworld in Seneca’s Plays’

3:30-4 Coffee/tea

4-5 Fourth paper session

4-4:30 Jason König (St. Andrews), ‘Rethinking Mountains in Ancient Literature: the case of Strabo’4:30-5 Betsey A. Robinson (Vanderbilt University), ‘The Value of Landscape in Mountain Sanctuaries of Roman Greece’

5-6 Reception

7 Conference Dinner

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

9:30-11 Fifth paper session

9:30-10 Bettina Reitz (Leiden University, Univ. of Pennsylvania), ‘The
Landscapes of a ‘Great War’: images of the Ambracian Gulf after the
Battle of Actium’
10-10:30 Annemarie Ambühl (Leiden University, Univ. of Mainz), ‘Thessaly as an Intertextual Landscape of Civil War in Latin Poetry’
10:30-11 Katerina Volioti (University of Reading), ‘Ancient Thessaly as a Consumer Landscape’

11-11:30 Coffee/tea

11:30-1 pm Sixth paper session

11:30-12 Maša Ćulumović (Foundation of the Hellenic World), ‘Homecoming Verses: Sites of Victories and Celebrations in Pindar’s Epinicians
12:12:30 Christoph Pieper (Leiden University), ‘Polyvalent Tomis. Ovid’s landscape of relegation and the power of literature’
12:30-1 Barbara Weinlich (Eckerd College), ‘Rivers, Springs, and Lakes: Propertius’ landscapes of political allegiance’

1-2:30 Lunch

2:30-3:30 Seventh paper session

2:30-3 Rianne Hermans (University of Amsterdam), ‘Ancient Rome and the Alban Hills: myth, cult practice and the perception of landscape’
3-3:30 Danielle Kellogg (Brooklyn College), ‘Migration and Landscapes of Value in Rural Attica’

3:30-4 Coffee/tea

4-4:45 Wrapping up; discussion of publication