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Antiochus offered his hand to Popilius, whereat Popilius handed him the tablets containing the decree of the senate. Then he drew a circle around the king with a rod, saying: “Before you step out of this circle, give me an answer to lay before the senate.” (Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, xlv.12)
Popilius envoyé en embassade auprès d‘Antiochus Epiphane pour arrêter le cours de ses ravages en Egypte. Louis Jean François Lagrenée 1779, Lille (France)

 

Program

11.10.2018
09:30 - 09:50
Coffee
09:50 - 10:00
Introduction
10:00 - 12:50
1) MAKING IT HAPPEN: IN RITUALS WE TRUST?
10:00 - 10:50
When rulers meet. Rituals of diplomatic encounter in Classical Greece
Gabriel HermanHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
10:50 - 11:40
The politics of faithfulness: reciprocity and ritual in ancient Greek diplomacy
Lynette MitchellUniversity of Exeter, United Kingdom
11:40 - 12:00
Coffee
12:00 - 12:50
Treaties and trust. Oaths as an element of securing interstate agreements
Sebastian ScharffUniversität Mannheim
12:50 - 13:50
Lunch
13:50 - 16:00
2) ESTABLISHING AND SHAPING GOOD FAITH BETWEEN COMMUNITIES
13:50 - 14:40
Bridging the gap: Using the past to shape good faith in Greek diplomatic speeches
Francesca Gazzano Università Degli Studi di Genova, Italy
14:40 - 15:30
The role of xenia in diplomatic relations between Greeks and Persians
Dominique LenfantUniversité de Strasbourg, France
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 17:40
3) NARRATIVES OF GREEK-PERSIAN DIPLOMACY: AUTHORIAL CONTEXTS
16:00 - 16:50
Xerxes' false friends: diplomacy and history during the Persian wars
Pietro VannicelliUniversità degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
16:50 - 17:40
Diplomatic mercenaries: treaties, truces and transactions in Xenophon's Anabasis
Christopher TuplinUniversity of Liverpool, United Kingdom
20:00 - 21:00
Conference dinner
12.10.2018
09:00 - 09:20
Coffee
09:20 - 11:00
4) NARRATIVES OF GREEK-PERSIAN DIPLOMACY: CLOSE READINGS
09:20 - 10:10
Artaxerxes’ letter to the Spartans in Book 4 of Thucydides: contexts, style, and interpretation
Edith FosterFreie Universität Berlin
10:10 - 11:00
From king to King: Persian royal ideology and Macedonian propaganda in the exchange of letters between Darius III and Alexander (Arr. An. II 14)
Francesco MariFreie Universität Berlin
11:00 - 11:20
Coffee
11:20 - 13:00
5) THE COMING OF ROME – THE SAME OLD STORY?
11:20 - 12:10
Perseus against Rome: A story of failed diplomacy?
Felix MaierJulius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
12:10 - 13:00
Etiquette and Ambition. Partho-Roman Diplomacy and the Roman Republic in Crisis
Christian WendtRuhr-Universität Bochum
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Round Table