Domitian and the East (Summer 2019)

Domitian and the East, International Conference at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School Spetses, Greece – June 30-July 2, 2019

Organizers: Antony Augoustakis (Illinois), Emma Buckley (St Andrews), Nathalie de Haan (Nijmegen), Aurora Raimondi Cominesi (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden), and Claire Stocks (Newcastle)


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SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019

19:00-20:00 (1st session, plenary)

  • Aurora Raimondi Cominesi (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden)

Thinking about Domitian and the East: Preliminary Overview of an Upcoming Exhibition (Contributors: Eric M. Moormann (Radboud), Nathalie de Haan (Radboud), Claire Stocks (Newcastle))

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

09:00 – 10:30 (2nd session) Eastern Poetics

  • Ana Loio (Lisbon)

The East in my Living-Room:Geography, Archaeology, and the Poetics of Stones in Statius’ Silvae

  • Esther Meijer (Durham)

The Emperor and the East in Flavian Panegyric Poetry

10:30 – 11:00 (break)

11:00 – 12:30 (3rd session) Domitian in Ephesus

  • Abigail Graham (Warwick)

Mad, Bad or Misunderstood?  Domitian’s  Public Image at Ephesos

  • Ketty Iannantuono (Nijmegen)

Monumentalizing a neokorate City: A Thick Description of the Domitian Square at Ephesus

12:30 – 13:30 (Lunch)

13:30 – 15:00 (4th session) Domitian and Literary Culture

  • Federica Bessone (Turin)

Hero of Two Worlds: Domitian in Statius’ Poetry

  • Peter Heslin (Durham)

Domitian and Greek Literary Culture

15:00 – 18:00 (break)

18:00 – 19:00 (5th session, plenary) Domitian and Egypt

  • Olaf Kaper (Leiden)

Domitian and the Temples of Egypt

19:30   Banquet/Symposium



09:00 – 10:30 (6th session) Games and the Emperor

  • Nathalie De Haan (Nijmegen)

Domitian and the Ludi Capitolini

  • Ray Marks (Missouri)

Roman Self and Non-Roman Other: Scipio’s Games in Punica16

10:30 – 11:00 (break)

11:00 – 12:30 (7thsession) Africa

  • Joy Littlewood (Oxford)

From Epic Catalogue to Imperial Inventory: Hannibal’s African Army in Silius Italicus’ Punica

  • Angeliki Roumpou (Nottingham)

Representations of Africa: Zama, the New urbs orbisin Silius Italicus’ Punica

12:30 – 13:30 (Lunch)

13:30 – 15:00 (8thsession) Domitian and Greek Myth

  • Nikoletta Manioti (St. Andrews)

Maps and the Emperor

  • Stephen Froedge (Illinois)

Arachne and the Minotaur: The Forum Transitorium and Statius Thebaid

15:00 – 18:00 (break)

18:00 – 19:00 (9thsession, plenary) Domitian and the East

  • Alison Keith (Toronto)

Domitian and the East in Martial’s Epigrams

19:00-19:45    Concluding Remarks and Future Plans

20:00   Banquet/Symposium