W dniach 11-13 lipca odbędzie się na Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim międzynarodowa interdyscyplinarna konferencja Family and Family Relationships in Antiquity. Obrady będą się toczyć w Auditorium Historicum (ul. Szewska 49, I p.).

Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies and Confucius Institute at the University of Wrocław armly invite to an interdisciplinary international conference Family and Family Relationships in Antiquity

University of Wrocław

Wrocław, 11-13th June 2014

Venue: Auditorium Historicum, Szewska 49 street, 1st Floor

Program konferencji:


09.00 – 09.30 – Opening ceremony
09.30 – 11.00 First Session. Chair: Gościwit Malinowski

  • Yongliang Shang, Chengdan Wang, Yijiu’s (宜臼) Abandonment. A Family-State Pattern in Antiquity China and its Adoption in Classical Chinese Literature
  • Hanzhen Liu, The Romanticism of Family, State and Universal
  • Alice Yu Cheng, Family Relation and Its Impact on the Political Landscape in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046—771 B.C.) of ancient China

11.30 – 12.30 Second Session. Chair: Wang Chengdan

  • Teresa Miążek, Emotional states and relations between them as leading to the aesthetical tastes of literature in ancient India. The Rasa theory from Nātyaśāstra and its applications.
  • Mateusz Kłagisz, Incestuous Marriage in Ancient Iran

14.00 – 15.30 Third Session. Chair: Petr Charvát

  • Daniele Umberto Lampasona, Reconstructing Ur III family ties through letter-orders
  • Stefan Nowicki, Legitimization of kingship and power through family relations in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Simeon Chavel, The Biblical Idea of Intergenerational Punishment in Sociological and Historical Perspective

16.00 – 17.00 Fourth Session. Chair: Simeon Chavel

  • Leire Olabarria, Relatively speaking: display and kin group development in Middle Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1900–1700 BCE)
  • Paulina Nicko, Communication of the deceased with living members of families in ancient Mesopotamia


09.00 – 10.00 Fifth session. Chair: Stefan Nowicki

  • Daniel Justel, Children inside the Family in Late Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Syria
  • Paweł Nowakowski, Family Votive Strategies in Late Antique Asia Minor

10.30 – 12.00 Sixth session. Chair: Joanna Janik

  • Hugh Thomas, “Greetings to you also, dearest husband”. The Dexiosis and Family: Interpreting Familial Relationships on Classical Attic Tombstones
  • Brenda Griffith-Williams, ‘No-one is adopted out of his mother’s family’: inheritance through a female line in classical Athens
  • Katerina Mandalaki, Care of the Elderly in Greek Antiquity

13.30 – 15.00 Seventh session. Chair: Brenda Griffith-Williams

  • Joanna Janik, Problematic Heritage –The Cases of Alcibiades the Younger and the Son of Eucrates
  • Roksana Chowaniec, Small finds as a reflection of everyday life of family. Case study: Hellenistic-Roman Akrai, Sicily

15.30 – 17.00 Eigth session. Chair: Hugh Thomas

  • Dominika Grzesik, How to become a hero? A case study of the most prominent family in Delphi.
  • Gilles Andrianne, «Eurytos and his Progeny: an Archer Family in Greek Archaic Culture»
  • Magdalena Myszkowska-Kaszuba, Defining Mothers of Sparta. The Literary Portrait of a Spartan Mother


09.00 – 10.30 Ninth session. Chair: Roksana Chowaniec

  • Dobromiła Nowicka, Family Relations in Cases concerning Iniuria
  • Joanna Pieczonka, Family Life in the Atellan Farce – Few Remarks on the Influence of Fabula Palliata on Atellana
  • Agnieszka Tomas, Roman Military Family at the Borders of the Empire. A Case of the Legio I Italica

11.00 – 12.30 Tenth session. Chair: Joanna Pieczonka

  • Aura Piccioni, Domestic cults and family religion in archaic Italy
  • Paulina Komar, Wine, women and honor killings – family relations in archaic Rome
  • Maciej Marciniak, Roman field trophy – a short family tradition?

13.00 – 14.00 Eleventh session. Chair: Małgorzata Zadka

  • Maciej H. Dąbrowski, Familia isiaca and the Ptolemaic royal family
  • Tomasz Dziurdzik, Emperor’s Kinsmen: Family Ties as a Role-Model for Relations Between Roman Emperors and Soldiers in Official Propaganda, Social Order and Religious Ceremonies

14.00 – 14.15 Closing Ceremony