The Aegeo-Anatolian Interface: Evidence and Implications


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This workshop, presented by Visiting Research Scholar Alexander Dale, seeks to bring together several preeminent scholars in the fields of Greek, Anatolian, and Near Eastern Studies to assess the evidence (in the areas of language, literature, archaeology, ritual, and cult practice) for interaction and integration between Anatolian, Greek, and Near Eastern population groups from the late Bronze Age through to the archaic period, as well as the reflection of this syncrisis in the cultural memory of the regions in questions.

Mary Bachvarova (Willamette University)
Lorenzo d'Alfonso (ISAW)
H. Craig Meichert (UCLA)
Ian Rutherford (University of Reading)
Beate Pongratz-Leisten (ISAW)
Alexander Dale (organizer, ISAW)

Coffee and Introductory Remarks
10:30am Mary Bachvarova,The Origin of the Iliad: A Greco-Anatolian Enterprise Constructing a Shared Past
11:15am Lorenzo d'Alfonso, 'Seren, tarwanis, tyrannos': an appraisal after 30 years
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Craig Melchert, Lycian and Greek Linguistic Contact: a Two-way Street
2:45pm Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Ritual Reinforcement of Royal Power: The Assyrian Ritual at the Crossroads between Anatolia and Babylonia
3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Ian Rutherford, Religion across/at the Interface: Case-studies and Methodologies
4:45pm Alexander Dale, 'Anatolian' and early Greek: distinguishing between 2nd and 1st millennium transmission
5:30pm Concluding Discussion

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