Contacts in Pre-Hellenistic Anatolia and Ancient Near East – From Languages to Texts

The event will take place on Zoom
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(the meeting will open on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:45 AM Rome time)

Organizing committee:Federico Giusfredi, Alice Mouton and Ilya Yakubovich



    • – Thursday, 25 February


11:00 –11:30 Opening remarks

  • Chair:Anna Bauer
    11:30 –12:00 Federico Giusfredi (Verona), “Some observations on the so-called ‘Boğazköy Akkadian’”
    12:00 –12:30 Bartomeu Obrador-Cursach(Barcelona/Verona), “Hypotheses of interference between Greek and the languages of Ancient Anatolia: the case of patronymics”Lunch Break
  • Chair:Bartomeu Obrador-Cursac
    14:00 –14:30 Markus Egetmeyer (Paris), “Zum Sprachkontakt zwischen Zypern und dem syro-anatolischen Raum im 2. und 1. Jahrtausend v.Chr”
    14:30 –15:00 Stella Merlin and Valerio Pisaniello (Verona), “How to cope with loanwords in ancient Anatolia”
    15:00 –15:30 Paola Dardano (Siena), “Accusative of respect in Homeric Greek: an areal feature?”Cocktails

    • Chair:Alfredo Rizza
      16:00 –16:30 Elisabeth Rieken (Marburg), “Luwian /w/ and <« p »> Second Thoughts”
      16:30 –17:00 José Virgilio García Trabazo (Santiago de Compostela), Über den Fluch auf KARKAMIŠ A6 § 31: Die Gottheit Nik(k)arawa und die Lektüre von hluw. ARHA EDERE
      17:00 –17:30 Anna Bauer (Marburg), “Loanwords in Hieroglyphic Luwian”

    – Friday, 26 February

  • Chair:Elena Martínez
    11:00 –11:30 Zsolt Simon (Munich), “Hittite and Luwian loanwords in Armenian: an Update”
    11:30 –12:00 Ignasi-Xavier Adiego Lajara (Barcelona), “Luwian Tarhunazzas, Cilician Τροκοναζας and other related Luwic names”
    12:00 –12:30 Massimilano Marazzi (Naples), “3D Scanning-Technologien und Prozeduren: Neue Resultate im Bereich der hieroglyphenhethitischen Forschung”Lunch Break
  • Chair:Stella Merlin
    14:00 –14:30 Laura Massetti (Oxford / Washington, DC), “Hermes Has Joined the Company’: On the Tracks of Divine Messengers in Greece, Anatolia, Indo-European”
    14:30 –15:00 Maurizio Viano (Turin), “Babylonian hermeneutics and Heraclitus, a comparison”
    15:00 –15:30 Matilde Serangeli (Jena), “Contact and Innovation in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Double-Headed Eagle and Aeschylus’ Agamemnon”
    15:30 –16:00 Juan Antonio Álvarez-Pedrosa (Madrid),“Iranian Re-reading of a Greek text: The Delphic Maxims of Ai Khanum”Cocktails

    • Chair:Alice Mouton
      16:30 –17:00 Robert Hawley (Paris), “The place of Ugaritic lyric and epic song in the context of other Eastern Mediterranean lyric and epic traditions”
      17:00 –17:30 Livio Warbinek (Verona), “A Comparison among KIN Oracles:The Transmission and the Reception of a Hittite Divination System from the Centre to the Periphery”
      17:30 –18:00 Lorenzo Verderame(Rome), “The socio-cultural dimension of the Assyrian-Babylonian contact”

    – Saturday, 27 February

  • Chair:Valerio Pisaniello
    11:00 –11:30 Alice Mouton (Paris), “Tunnawiya vs. Kuwattalla: Similarities and Differences between the Two Groups of Hittite-Luwian Ritual Texts”
    11:30 –12:00 Ilya Yakubovich (Marburg), “Structural Coherence of the Kuwattalla tradition”
    12:00 –12:30 Giulia Torri (Florence), “On analogic similes in Hittite texts”Lunch Break
  • Chair:Alvise Matessi
    14:00 –14:30 Mark Weeden (London), “Historical narratives in Royal inscriptions from Babylon to Hattusa”
    14:30 –15:00 Diether Schürr (Hanau), “Von Naram-Sin bis Erbbina: Ein altakkadischer Topos und seine Wandlungen im Laufe der Zeiten”
    15:00 –15:30 OğuzSoysal (Marburg), “Ein religiöses Motto und seine Übermittlung zwischen zwei Sprachen Altanatoliens”
    15:30 –16:00
    Birgit Christiansen (Munich), “Why do they differ? A reinvestigation into the production of Hittite ritual texts”Cocktails
  • Chair:Ilya Yakubovich
    16:30 –17:00 Paola Cotticelli-Kurras (Verona), “Linguistic and extra-linguistic taxonomies as mirror of knowledge in Ancient Indo-European cultures: the case of the Hittites”
    17:00 –17:30 Velizar Sadovski (Vienna), “Ontologies and taxonomies in lists and catalogues in Indo-European text traditions from the Aegeo-Anatolian up to the Indo-Iranian language domains”
    17:30 –18:00 Antonio Panaino (Bologna), “From Flatland to a Spherical Cosmos. The circle andthe sphere in the intercultural dialogue between East and West: The Case of Middle Persian spihr
    The project PALaChas received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 757299)The Luwili project is funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France (ANR-17-FRAL-0007-01) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (YA 472/2–1