Time and Chronology in Creation Narratives

Conference 7th-9th June 2018


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Thursday 7th June


10 am – Registration opens


1.30-3.30 pm – Panel 1: Uses of Time in the Myth of Ages


Ruth Parkes – The Movement of Time in Claudian (abstract)

Catherine Rozier – Chronology and Identity: Hesiod’s Myth of the Races (abstract)


4-5.30 pm – Panel 2: Personified Time


Maria Pavlou – Time in the foundation myths of Pindar’s Olympian 10 and Pythian 4. (abstract)

Giorgio Campi – Chronos Apeiros: Zurvān and Zurvanism in pre-Sasanian Greek sources (abstract)


5.30-6.30 pm – Reception



Friday 8th June


9-10.30 am – Panel 3: Time in Orphic Creation


Fiona Mitchell   – Bodies as a Measures of Time in the Orphic Theogonies (abstract)

Anna Furlan – The (Re)creative Figure of the Orphic Zeus (abstract)


10.30-11 am – Tea and Coffee


11 am-1 pm – Panel 4: Greek Philosophy and Cyclical Time


Christopher Star – The Greeks Are Always Young: Catastrophe and Chronology in Plato’s Late Dialogues (abstract)

Chiara Ferella – The Chronography of Empedocles’ Cosmic Cycle (abstract)

Ondrej Krasa – Time and Creation in the Timaeus (abstract)


1-2 pm – Lunch


2-4pm – Panel 5: Time in the Creation Narratives of the Ancient Near East


Ivo Martins – Creation and Recreation: Linear and Cyclical time in Akkadian texts from the First Millennium B.C.E. (abstract)

Irene Plantholt – A Life Divine. Deities and Their Course of Life in Ancient Mesopotamian Creation Narratives (abstract)

Gina Konstantopoulos – The Shifting Topographies of Time in Mesopotamian Myth (abstract)


7 pm – Conference Dinner



Saturday 9th June


9-10.30 am – Panel 6: Time in ancient Greek and Indian Narratives


Nick Allen – Rotation and temporality in some Indo-European mythologies (abstract)

David Hodgkinson – Time, the Ages and Human Action: A Comparison of the Greco-Roman and Indian Approaches (abstract)


10.30-11 am – Tea and Coffee


11 am-1 pm – Panel 7: Time and beginnings in Judeo-Christian texts


David Worsley – The Fall of Lucifer and the Beginning of Time (abstract)

Andrew Hopkins – Modifying Moses: The Demise of 19th Century Attempts to Harmonise the Genesis Creation Narrative with Geological Time and Chronology (abstract)

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