Opuscula 10

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Published: 2017-10-31

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, vol. 10, 2017.

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, vol. 10, 2017.

Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome is published annually by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. First issued in 2008 (no. 1), Opuscula replaces the annuals Opuscula Atheniensia and Opuscula Romana published by the Swedish Institute at Athens and the Swedish Institute in Rome respectively.

Meet the Swedish crime-writer Arne Dahl

Wednesday, November 1, at 9.00 pm

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Welcome to an evening of discussion with the popular Swedish mystery writer Arne Dahl.

Wednesday, November 1, at 9.00 pm

Public Café Syntagma square (Karagiorgi Servias 1, 5th floor).

A celebration of the work of Martin P. Nilsson

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We celebrated the memory of Martin P. Nilsson on November 28, 2017,  at the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens, with the following lectures in ancient Greek religion:

Jon D. Mikalson, University of Virginia:
Martin P. Nilsson and the Geschichte, Vol. 1

Eftychia Stavrianopoulou, Universität Heidelberg:
Hellenistic religion(s): Revisiting Martin P. Nilsson’s Geschichte der griechischen Religion. II: Die hellenistische und römische Zeit

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Collège de France :
To be ‘popular’ or not to be… Nilsson’s Greek folk religion and afterwards

Matthew Haysom, Newcastle University:
Nilsson in the Bronze Age: the place of prehistory in the history of Greek religion

Attached files: Programme Cover, Programme Inside

More about Martin P. Nilsson:

Martin Persson Nilsson (1874–1967) was a Swedish philologist, and a scholar of the Greek and Roman religious systems. In his prolific studies, he combined the literary evidence with the archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles. In 1909 he was appointed the first Professor of Ancient Greek, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University.

Nilsson is perhaps the most influential Swedish classicist of all times. His best-known work in German is Geschichte der griechischen Religion in the Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft. He had previously published it under the title Den grekiska religionens historia (1922). His best-known work in English is Minoan-Mycenaean religion, and its survival in Greek religion.


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