Friday, February 13, 2004

Interactions of Indigenous and Foreign Cults in Magna Graecia June 8 - 11

From June 8 - 11, 2004, the Vergilian Society will present a four-day symposium at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy, focusing upon the archaeology, ancient history, philology, linguistics, iconography, and ritual activities at Italian cult centers, and the degree to which these cults were retained, modified, or replaced under foreign influences. This symposium will be an extension of an earlier symposium, held in June 2002, which focused on Greek, Roman and foreign divinities worshiped in Magna Graecia. Because of the wide interest in this topic, the symposium for June 2004 will revisit the topic, focusing now on religious perspectives and cult practices of indigenous populations of Magna Graecia, and their evolution or replacement under Greek and eastern influence."
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