Date: 12-14 June 2019
This workshop explores cultural identity and the transmission of ideas in the early Christian literature of Late Antiquity (3rd-7th c. AD), as well as its reception in Byzantium. The period of Late Antiquity witnessed a dynamic interaction between the literary and cultural traditions of classical Hellenism and the Judaeo-Christian heritage, with extensive cross-cultural communication across many linguistic traditions. Presenters in the workshop will approach the literature of this period from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the fields of classical philology, theology, and history. Speakers will each present their topics and texts for 30 minutes, with equal time then devoted to discussion with all participants.