A Traveller in an Antique Land

A Traveller in an Antique Land: Travel and Traveling in the Ancient World

Conference Date: April 10, 2021

Poster for the conference. Image of "Odysseus and his crew escaping the cyclops" by Arnold Böcklin on the top and text about the conference on the bottom.

Conference Schedule:

9-9:30 – Setup and Welcome

9:30-10:10 – Professor William E. Mierse, University of Vermont
Sogdians, the Traveling Traders of Ancient Central Asia

10:10-10:40 – Emer O’Hanlon, Trinity College Dublin
“Forming a very good idea from the commonest print”: women’s travel literature and the Uffizi Venus

10:40-11:10 – Giulio Leghissa, University of Toronto
From North Africa to Egypt, with Love: an Instance of Husband-and-Wife Mobility in SB XIV 11979?

11:10-11:40 – Gabriella Demaria, University of Messina
Themistocles and Alcibiades in exile: two Athenian politicians compared

11:40-12:00 – Break

12:00-12:30 – Mikael Papadimitriou, New York University
Carrying Letters: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Traveling and Letter-writing in Late Antiquity

12:30-1:00 – Rafail Zoulis, Yale University
Procurators on the move: Travelling and imperial administrators in the High Empire

1:00-1:30 – Daniel Hanigan, University of Cambridge
Invisible Straits: Dionysius of Byzantium and the Mnemotechnics of Voyaging

1:30-2:00 – Break

2:00-2:30 – Jack Wheaton, Harvard University
(Be)Laboring Fame: Heracles, Odysseus, and A Journey to Go the Distance

2:30-3:00 – Roko Rumora, The University of Chicago
Egeria’s Sense of Stone: Description and Materiality in the Peregrinatio Egeriae

3:00-3:40 – Professor Gregory Nagy, Harvard University
A traveler’s perspective on local Greek traditions: the case of Pausanias