Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

  • 2012.04.41:  Gabriele Marasco, Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity: a Brill Companion.
  • 2012.04.40:  Claude Rambaux, La genèse du judaïsme et du christianisme: les faits et les problèmes dans leur contexte historique. Collection Latomus, 332.
  • 2012.04.39:  Roger Pearse, Eusebius of Caesarea. Gospel Problems and Solutions: Quaestiones ad Stephanum et Marinum (CPG 3470). Ancient texts in translation, 1.
  • 2012.04.38:  Sharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia, 10,000-323 B.C.E.
  • 2012.04.37:  Philip Freeman, Oh My Gods: a Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths.
  • 2012.04.36:  Anne Wiseman, Peter Wiseman, Ovid: Times and Reasons. A New Translation of Fasti.
  • 2012.04.35:  Barbara Feichtinger, Gender studies in den Altertumswissenschaften: Aspekte von Macht und Erotik in der Antike. IPHIS – Beiträge zur altertumswissenschaftlichen Genderforschung, Bd 4.
  • 2012.04.34:  Perrine Galand, Gino Ruozzi, Sabine Verhulst, Jean Vignes, Tradition et créativité dans les formes gnomiques en Italie et en Europe du Nord (XIVe-XVIIe siècles). Latinitates, 4.
  • 2012.04.33:  Claudio De Stefani, Paulus Silentiarus. Descriptio Sanctae Sophiae; Descriptio Ambonis. Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana 2009.
  • 2012.04.32:  Santiago Montero, María Cruz Cardete, Naturaleza y religión en el mundo clásico: usos y abusos del medio natural. Thema mundi, 3.
  • 2012.04.31:  José Luís Lopes Brandão, Plutarco. Vidas de Galba e Otão. Colecção Autores Gregos e Latinos. Série Textos Gregos, 14.
  • 2012.04.30:  Winfried Schröder, Athen und Jerusalem: die philosophische Kritik am Christentum in Spätantike und Neuzeit. Quaestiones,
  • 2012.04.29:  Antonia Giannouli, Elisabeth Schiffer, From manuscripts to books / Vom Codex zur Edition. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Textual Criticism and Editorial Practice for Byzantine Texts (Vienna, 10-11 December 2009). Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Bd. 431. Veröffentlichungen zur Byzanzforschung, Bd. 29.
  • 2012.04.28:  Nathalie Barrandon, De la pacification à l’intégration des Hispaniques (133-27 a.C.): les mutations des sociétés indigènes d’Hispanie centrale et septentrionale sous domination romaine. Scripta antiqua, 35.

CFP: Greek Myths on the Map

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Greek Myths on the Map

The Sixth Bristol Myth Conference
31st July – 2nd August, 2013

Greek myths were inextricably connected to the physical
environments in which they were set. This connection is
strikingly evident in the use of myths to explain and
communicate the significance of physical and human geography.
Polybius boldly asserts that "in the present day, now that all
places have become accessible by land or sea, it is no longer
appropriate to use poets and writers of myth as witnesses of the
unknown" (4.40.2). Yet mythology was never entirely banished:
myths were incorporated into geographical descriptions
throughout antiquity and across a broad spectrum of genres,
even as activities such as exploration, conquest and scientific
endeavour altered how the world was understood and perceived.
This conference will examine the various practical and
conceptual roles Greek mythology played in attempts to
describe, represent and explain the physical and human
geography of the ancient world.

We invite proposals for papers on topics related to this theme.
Questions that papers might address include: What motivates
writers to incorporate mythical narratives into geographical
descriptions? What can myths communicate about the
environment that purely geographical description cannot? Do
diverse and changing perceptions of the physical world affect the
ways in which stories about the mythological past are told? How
do mythical geographies relate to physical and conceptual
geographies? In what ways do political, religious or social forces
impact on the interplay between mythical and geographical

Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) for proposed 25-minute
papers to clasmyth-conference AT by Monday, 17th
September, 2012. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the
conference organizers, Jessica Priestley and Greta Hawes, at the same address.