11 april Symposium “Records and Religious Knowledge in ancient Greece”

We are pleased to announce the programme for the upcoming symposium  ‘Records and Religious Knowledge in ancient Greece’, to be held at the Netherlands Institute in Athens on 11th of April 2024.

The symposium aims to explore how epigraphic documents organised, displayed and disseminated religious knowledge in the ancient Greek world. In the famously oral world of ancient Greek religion, writing was nonetheless everywhere. Growing interest in the materiality of inscriptions and their spatial dimensions has recently helped uncover the often complex way in which ancient audiences engaged with these objects, with symbolic, communicative and practical functions often overlapping. Yet how exactly all these texts dealing with religious matters related to religious knowledge remains unclear. How did inscriptions not only preserve and record knowledge about ritual, religious tradition and the divine, but also help to construct and create such knowledge? This symposium will investigate the use of writing for the construction of religious knowledge in ancient Greece, examining different kinds of ‘religious’ texts in their diverse settings.

You can find the programme of the meeting by clicking here