Project activities

Conference by Corinne Bonnet – Nommer les dieux en Méditerranée (video)

Corinne Bonnet, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Projet ERC Advanced Grant MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms, 2017-2022) Dans un monde antique plein de dieux, comme l’affirmait déjà Thalès de Milet, repris par Aristote, les sociétés oscillent, dans la façon de les désigner, entre un attachement à la tradition et une créativité foisonnante, signe d’un imaginaire protéiforme …

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PARUTION : Divine Names on the Spot Towards a Dynamic Approach of Divine Denominations in Greek and Semitic Contexts

The book “Divine Names on the Spot Towards a Dynamic Approach of Divine Denominations in Greek and Semitic Contexts” edited by Corinne Bonnet and Thomas Galoppin is now available for order or consultation at the following address: https://www.peeters-leuven.be/detail.php?search_key=9789042947269&series_number_str=293&lang=fr

JE à Strasbourg : Nommer et représenter les dieux. Approches comparatistes des attributs onomastiques et iconographiques en dialogue. Les configurations familiales

On 30 September and 1 October 2021, two study days entitled “Naming and representing the gods. Comparative approaches to onomastic and iconographic attributes in dialogue. Family configurations”.To see or download the programme, click HERE.

Podcasts Syria Workshop Online !!

The podcasts of the Syria Workshop are online! Click here

Siue Deus Siue Dea. Dénominations divines dans les mondes grec et sémitique : une approche par le genre

We are pleased to announce the publication of the dossier directed by Corinne Bonnet, Thomas Galoppin and Adeline Grand-Clément, « Siue Deus Siue Dea. Dénominations divines dans les mondes grec et sémitique : une approche par le genre », in the 8th issue of the journal Archimède. Archéologie et histoire ancienne.   The divine, in Antiquity, varies in …

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Call Postdoc MAP

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS POSTDOC MAP Download the pdf The ERC Advanced Grant Project 741182 MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency), led by Corinne Bonnet, is now accepting applications for 1 postdoctoral position (100%) from the 01/01/2022. Location: Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche …

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RefDivinités : Reviewing a Collaborative Project for Data and Denomination Harmonization

Conducted by the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne (BIS) and the FRANTIQ network (Fédération et Ressources sur l’Antiquité), with the expertise of a scientific committee made up of 20 researchers specialists in the field of ancient religions, the RefDivinités project has made it possible to harmonise the two repositories IdRef (used in the SUDOC union …

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Workshop “MY NAME IS YOUR NAME” 2-3 june 2021

WORSHOP “MY NAME IS YOUR NAME” ANTHROPONYMS AS DIVINE ATTRIBUTES INTERNATIONAL ONLINE WORSHOP 2-3 june 2021 Download the program     To receive the connection link, please write to: corinne.bonnet@univ-tlse2.fr   Among the multifarious functions that it is possible to ascribe to ancient onomastics and, specifically, to divine epiclesis, the most common are undoubtedly those …

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Séminaire du lundi 10 mai 2021

The next session of the MAP seminar “Noms de dieux! 5” will take place on Monday, May 10, in videoconference (Zoom). This double session will take place in two parts: – 10h30-12h30 : Enrico Marcato (Università Ca’ Foscari venezia), Demon names, onomastic sequences and ritual experts in the Mandaic Incantations from Late-Antique Mesopotamia. – 14h-16h: …

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Call Spring School of the ERC Project « Mapping Ancient Polytheisms » French School at Athens Argos, 3 – 13 April 2022

Spring School of the ERC Project  “Mapping Ancient Polytheisms” French School at Athens Argos (Greece), 3-13 April 2022 Approaching Networks of Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean Download the PDF Presentation The ERC Advanced Grant project MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency-741182; https://map-polytheisms-dev.huma-num.fr/  studies the naming systems of …

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Naming the gods in Graeco-Roman Syria. Onomastic landscapes and religious dynamics

Naming the gods in Graeco-Roman Syria. Onomastic landscapes and religious dynamics   16 JUIN 2021, 14h00-18h15   View the program Discussion live Zoom   Organizer: Giuseppina Marano (UT2, PLH, MAP) & Aleksandra Kubiak Schneider (Université de Münster) Contact and inscription : clementine.souchaud@univ-tlse2.fr   To explore the idea that naming is to summon bits of ‘theology’ …

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Seminar on Monday 12 April

The next session of the MAP seminar “Noms de dieux! 5” will take place on 12 April, by videoconference (Zoom). This double session will take place in two parts: – 10:30-12:30: Maria Mili (University of Glasgow), Agency and naming the gods in Central Greece. – 14:00-16:00: Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo (Università di Roma La Sapienza), …

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MAP recruits 1 Research Engineer in Digital Humanities

Job description for the ERC Advanced Grant project (741182) Mapping Ancient Polytheisms (MAP) coordinated by Corinne Bonnet, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès Laboratoire PLH-ERASME (EA 4601)   1 Research Engineer in Digital Humanities With an expertise in Scientific Data Exploitation   Full-time contract from 01/10/2021 for a period of 1 year     CONTEXT The …

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Study days 5 and 6 march 2021 : HiSoMA, CEC et ERC « Mapping Ancient Polytheisms » (Toulouse-Jean Jaurès) – Lyon, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux, 5-6 mars 2021

Online. Informations and link (zoom) : centredetudeschypriotes.fr – hisoma.mom.fr To see the program: click here

The MAP conference starts today !

The MAP conference starts today. Click on the video below to see the welcome by Élodie Guillon (MAP project coordinator) https://prismes.univ-toulouse.fr/video.php?code=13m487A5&width=200%&height=200%

The MAP database is now accessible to everyone

You can connect to it by clicking on the following link: https://base-map-polytheisms.huma-num.fr/

The “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean” colloquium’s program is available

The program for the “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean” colloquium is from now on available in the colloquium’s web page: https://mappinggods.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/18 In order to access the full content of the presentations, please remember to sign up (registration is free and open to everyone).

Listen to the 5th seminar “Noms de dieu(x)!”

Each session of the “The Names of the Gods! 5: Noms de dieux ! Who named the gods? Utterers, addressers, ritual agents” (November 2020 – May 2021) is recorded. Please, click on the following links to listen to the podcast of the MAP seminar. 9/11/2020 : – Corinne Bonnet (Université Toulouse 2), Les dieux here, …

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Corinne Bonnet gave a lecture on the theme “The three eyes of Zeus, the thousand names of Isis. Ancient gods in and out of the cave”.

On Thursday 29th October 2020, Corinne Bonnet gave the XXXIV Annual Conference of the Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma on the theme “I tre occhi di Zeus, i mille nomi di Iside. Gli dèi antichi dentro e fuori della caverna”. The conference is available here The discussion that followed here The enlarged text of …

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MAP recruits

The MAP ERC project offers an administrative and community manager position. For more details, see the call for applications.

Onomastic micro-portrait: Resheph ḥṣ

Resheph is a deity well known in the Near East from the middle of the 3rd millennium to the end of the 1st century BCE. He is found in Ugaritic, Phoenician, Aramaic and Egyptian texts and features at least seven times in the Hebrew Bible. In these texts, Resheph is described in different ways, associated …

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MAP is recruiting a postdoctoral student for the Greek area !

The ERC MAP project is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for a one-year contract, possibly renewable, specialist of the Greek world, and more specifically of  the epigraphic corpus of one of the following regions:  Peloponnesus, Central Greece, Northern Greece, Greek Islands (including Crete but excluding Cyprus), Bulgaria and the Black Sea. 2020-09-25_MAP_appel-call_post-doc_FR-EN 2020-09-25_MAP_appel-call_post-doc_FR-EN

Soon on your screens: the MAP database

The MAP project team is preparing to enable the online open access to its database, with more than 4000 testimonies up-to-date. At the beginning of January, when it will encompass about 5000 testimonies, it will be accessible for the public, with multiple level queries, webmapping included. During October and November, tutorials will be shot to provide users with simple …

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September 2020: the MAP project is back!

In October 2020, the five-year MAP project moves into its 4th year. Due to the COVID pandemic, the ERC has given the project 3 additional months until December 2022. The 4th year will be marked by several key events. In November, the MAP Seminar 5 “Noms de dieux : Qui nomme les dieux ? Énonciateurs, destinateurs, agents rituels” …

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Onomastic micro-portrait: Apollo Argyrotoxos

In these times of pandemic, how can we not bring to mind the beginning of the Iliad? As a matter of fact, the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles is directly linked to the affront that Agamemnon imposed on Chryses, the Trojan priest of Apollo, who came to reclaim his daughter. Offended by the Achaean refusal, …

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reminder: Call for applications “Guest researchers” 2021

The MAP project invites researchers in the field of History of Ancient Religions, for stays from 2 to 4 months, from the 4th of January to the 17th of December, 2021 in Toulouse. You can find the complete call here. Deadline for submission of applications: June 25th 2019, 12:00 (Paris time). An electronic version of the …

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Call for applications “Guest researchers” 2021

The MAP project invites researchers in the field of History of Ancient Religions, for stays from 2 to 4 months, from the 4th of January to the 17th of December, 2021 in Toulouse. You can find the complete call here. Deadline for submission of applications: June 25th 2019, 12:00 (Paris time). An electronic version of …

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Dates for the rescheduled conference

We are glad to announce that the conference is postponed to February 2021, 10th to 12th (with the opening lecture on February 9th).

MAP recruits!

The ERC MAP project recruits a postdoc for one year that specializes in one or more of the following Semitic languages: Punic and Neopunic, imperial Aramaic (Persian and Hellenistic periods), Nabataean. For more information, please read the call for application: https://sharedocs.huma-num.fr/wl/?id=al9TRhBmsT7n7VgcorD8iegklhaeUrdV

Conference reported to 2021

Due to the circumstances linked to the covid-19 diffusion, the “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean” conference is rescheduled for next year. We will tell you the exact dates as soon as we know, on the conference website: https://mappinggods.sciencesconf.org/

Interventions Summaries Colloquium on March

The participants’ summaries (papers and posters) submitted on the website of the colloquium “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries” are now available for public consultation. To consult them, please follow the link below: https://mappinggods.sciencesconf.org/resource/page?id=2&forward-action=page&forward-controller=resource&lang=en The Ancient Mediterranean is a world full of gods. Far from being confined to their sanctuaries, the gods are rooted in the human environment …

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Programme and poster of the Colloquium on March 2020

The final programme of the Colloquium “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries” is now available on the conference website! You can also find the poster of the colloquium! We remind you that the conference will take place from 25 to 27 March 2020 at the Maison de la Recherche …

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MAP International Colloquium March 2020

In March 2020, from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th, the MAP team is organizing an international colloquium “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries ” which will take place at the Maison de la Recherche, at the University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. This colloquium will bring together participants from different backgrounds and disciplines. If you need any information, do not hesitate …

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Registration for the colloquium for members of the University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès

Registrations for the MAP colloquium, “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries” for UT2J members (staff, teachers, students) are now open. You will be able to register on the conference website by following the link: https://mappinggods.sciencesconf.org/registration We remind you that registration on the conference website is free and mandatory and …

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Inaugural Lecture Colloquium on March

The inaugural lecture of the Colloquium “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries” will take place on March 24th at 5:30 pm at the Salle San Subra (Saint Cyprien). We will have the pleasure to hear William Van Andringa (EPHE): ” Quand Jupiter se manifeste en foudroyant : enterrement de …

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MAP at the EABS Annual Meeting, Wuppertal 2020

The MAP project organises, in the frame of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) Annual Meeting to be held in Wuppertal, August 3rd-6th, 2020, a new research unit entitled “Ancient Jewish and Christian Religions in their Broader Religious Landscapes”. Since this will be the first year of the research unit, we would like to organise an exploratory session focussing on the Old Testament …

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Programme Colloquium on March 2020

The programme of the second MAP colloquium, “Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries”, is now available on the conference website! It takes place from March 25 to 27 at the Maison de la Recherche of the University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, with about a hundred participants (communications and posters) divided into six sessions. You can …

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Title: MAP participates in the 80th anniversary of the CNRS!

MAP will participate in a Discovery Day of the Humanities and Social Sciences “Avez-vous vu l’humain? “which will take place at the Muséum de Toulouse on Sunday, December 1, 2019 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the CNRS. Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider and Elodie Guillon will participate in the workshop “Prendre un café avec un chercheur” with a presentation entitled “Les dieux …

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Listen to the 4th seminar “Noms de dieu(x)!”

Each session of the “The Names of the Gods! 4: Exploring the potentials of the name in images, in narratives” (October 2019 – May 2020) is recorded. Please, click on the following links to listen to the podcast of the MAP seminar. 14/10/2019 : Équipe MAP (UT2J) : L’imagination au pouvoir : potentialités sémantiques des …

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Des dieux et des personnes : une approche par les réseaux

On October 17th 2019, Sylvain Lebreton represented the MAP project at the Fifth Meeting of the Res-Hist (Networks & History) group, “The person in question in the networks”, organized by Karine Karila-Cohen and Isabelle Rosé at the University of Rennes 2. After a brief presentation of the MAP-Database, he addressed the case of the divine …

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Serial Gods ?

In order to inaugurate the research programme Pantheons in context: for a reasoned repertoire of lists of deities in ancient religions, coordinated by Gabriella Pironti (EPHE – ANHIMA), a collaboration has been set up with the ERC project Mapping Ancient Polytheisms and the research programme Penser en listes dans les mondes grec et romain co-led …

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MAP at Fribourg University (Switzerland)

On September 12, 2019, Corinne Bonnet visited Véronique Dasen and her team at the University of Fribourg to continue an exchange that had been ongoing for almost two years between the two ERC Advanced Grant projects: MAP in Toulouse and LOCUS LUDI in Fribourg. This sharing of experience is very fruitful in terms of method, strategic …

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Prosper Mérimée : “ TVRBVLENTA, ce n’est point une trop mauvaise épithète pour Vénus. ”

Prosper Mérimée: “ TVRBVLENTA, ce n’est point une trop mauvaise épithète pour Vénus. ” Read more

“ TVRBVLENTA, ce n’est point une trop mauvaise épithète pour Vénus. ”

“Je m’accrochai sans trop de façons au cou de la Vénus, avec laquelle je  commençais à me familiariser.  Je la regardai même un instant sous le nez,  et la trouvai de près encore plus méchante et encore plus belle.  Puis  je reconnus qu’il y avait, gravés sur le bras, quelques caractères  d’écriture cursive antique, à …

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Seminar 4: The names of the gods! Exploring the potentials of the names: in images, in narratives

The names give way to images which, in their great diversity are, in as much, possible “readings” of the potentials driven by names like “Baal, Lord of the Heavens”, “Zeus Europa” or “YHWH Sabaoth”. In parallel, and often in relation with the images, the names arouse narratives which are intended to establish, explain and contextualize …

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Prosper Mérimée : “ TVRBVLENTA, ce n’est point une trop mauvaise épithète pour Vénus. ”

“Je m’accrochai sans trop de façons au cou de la Vénus, avec laquelle je commençais à me familiariser.  Je la regardai même un instant sous le nez, et la trouvai de près encore plus méchante et encore plus belle.  Puis je reconnus qu’il y avait, gravés sur le bras, quelques caractères d’écriture cursive antique, à …

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Divine epithets and memory issues in Classical and Hellenistic Athens

On May 11, 2019, at the international HeRMA (EA 3811) conference « Pratiques religieuses, mémoire et identités dans le monde gréco-romain », organized by Delphine Ackermann, Yves Lafond and Alexandre Vincent in Poitiers, Sylvain Lebreton presented a paper on the possible memorial connotations of some divine epithets. In MAP’s perspective to examine the links between …

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Polyonymy, or how to know the gods through their names

On May 3, 2019, at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Institut de France), Corinne Bonnet presented a paper on the strategy of assigning several names to a god using more or less provided onomastic sequences. Echoing the MAP project, she identified four main aims, often combined: to honour and even exalt a god, to …

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Colloque 2020

Call for papers and posters – March 2020

Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries

Baylonian Talmud, Berakhot, 33b

A particular individual descended before the ark as prayer leader in the presence of Rabbi Ḥanina. He extended his prayer and said: “God, the great, mighty, awesome, powerful, mighty, awe-inspiring, strong, fearless, steadfast and honored”. Rabbi Ḥanina waited for him until he completed his prayer. When he finished, Rabbi Ḥanina asked him: “Have you concluded …

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Call for applications “Guest researchers” 2020

The MAP project invites researchers in the field of History of Ancient Religions, for stays from 2 to 4 months, from the 6th of January to the 18th of December, 2020 in Toulouse. You can find the complete call here Deadline for submission of applications: 21st of June, 2019, 12:00 (Paris time). An electronic version …

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Ephrem de Nisibe (V, 7)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Maître compatissant, il endosse nos noms ; même au grain de moutarde souffre qu’on le compare (V, 7)

Ephrem de Nisibe (XXXI, 2)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Sachons-le bien : s’Il n’avait revêtu des noms ; des choses, il lui eut été impossible de parler (XXXI, 2)

Ephrem de Nisibe (XLIV, 2)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Il possède en effet des noms parfaits, exacts ; il en possède d’autres d’emprunt, de circonstance. Bien vite Il s’en habille ; bien vite Il s’en dévêt (XLIV, 2)

Ephrem de Nisibe (LXIII, 1)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Mon fils, qui ne le voit ? Quand des surnoms se donnent, à ces vocables, il est toujours quelque prétexte (LXIII, 1)

Ephrem de Nisibe (LIX, 7)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Reçois donc sans dispute tout ce qui est écrit et tout ce qui est dit, noms et appellations ; tout cela n’a qu’un but : sauver le genre humain (LIX, 7)

Ephrem de Nisibe (LI, 2)

Ephrem de Nisibe : Des noms, même pour nous, se dégage un sens bien vigoureux (LI, 2)

MAP lecture series “Noms de dieux !” at the UTL (Free Time University) of Toulouse (October 2018 – February 2019)

As part of its knowledge dissemination activities, the MAP project offered its first lecture series at the UTL (Free Time University) of Toulouse from October 2018 to February 2019: « Noms de dieux ! Penser les dieux antiques à travers leurs appellations (By gods’ names! Thinking ancient gods through their denominations) » Our aim was …

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Si Dieu n’est pas marié

 Si Dieu n’est pas marié, pourquoi parle-t-on de sa grande Clémence ? Raymond Devos

Triade Palmyrean

What is an “onomastic sequence”? Read the first paper of the MAP team

  The naming systems of the Greek and Semitic gods are so complex that the notions of “theonym” and “epithet” do not allow us to understand all the cases attested in the documentation. By focusing on the celestial gods, from a comparative perspective, sequences combining various onomastic attributes that reveal the links between the gods …

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séminaire Noms de dieu(x)! - 3e édition

Listen to the 3rd seminar “Noms de dieu(x)!”

Each session of the third seminar “Noms de dieu(x)! – Textes, images et contextes d’usage” (January-June, 2019) is recorded. Please click on the following links to listen to the podcast of the MAP seminar. 21st  January 2019 – Marie-Jeanne Roche (EPHE-CNRS), Noms, épithètes, attributs, images du grand dieu nabatéen, Dûsharâ. 4th February 2019 – Thomas Galoppin …

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Temple of Bêl, Palmyra, Syria (IFMO)

MAP recruits!

ERC MAP presents a PhD contract offer of a thesis project on the history of ancient religions and the research themes of the ERC MAP program. See Call for Applications

Mapping gods in many languages

Mapping gods in many languages: the onomastic attributes in the Greek-Phoenician bilingual inscriptions. How to address the gods in several languages? Corinne Bonnet and Maria Bianco examined divine onomastic attributes from the Greco-Phoenician bilingual inscriptions. What happened to the names of the gods during their passage from one language to another? By mean of translation, …

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“Gods in Translations”: The MAP project at the EABS Annual Conference (Warsaw)

We are pleased to announce that the MAP project organizes a Workshop at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS), that will take place at the University of Warsaw from the 11th to the 14th August 2019. The Workshop is entitled “Gods in Translations: The Many Names of Ancient Semitic Gods” …

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Stèle funéraire de marbre pentélique trouvée à l'Ouest d'Athènes dans le Céramique. Une Athénienne est assise sur une chaise avec un repose pieds et regarde un bijou tenu de la main droite et peint à l'origine. En face d'elle se tient une esclave tenant une boîte à bijoux ouverte. D'après l'inscription sur l'épistyle, la défunte est Hegeso, fille de Proxenos : la qualité du travail indique une famille noble, et l'œuvre a été attribuée au sculpteur Callimaque. Fin du Ve s. av. J.-C.

« Women who matter / Elles comptent aussi »

Naming women. About the International meeting “Women who matter / Elles comptent aussi”. Paris, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/Paris, INHA, Saturday 17th November 2018.   This meeting gave the opportunity to present the Eurykleia database, which is in progress. It aims at reassessing the issue of naming women by overcoming ancient or modern prejudices. Which were the …

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Which digital tools for which historical issues?

Which digital tools for which historical issues? “Histoire et numérique” Workshop for Master students, organized by Karine Karila-Cohen. Rennes, University of Rennes 2, December 10, 2018. This workshop brought together historians from various periods and historical fields, as well as hard science researchers used to work with HSS data. It provided an opportunity to introduce Master of …

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Le plaisir de la convivialité

“Un bédouin s’arrêta devant des gens et dit à l’un d’eux : “Quel est ton nom ? – Mâni’ (Défenseur)”, répondit-il. Il dit à un autre : “Quel est ton nom ? – Muhriz (Gardien).” Il demanda à un autre : “Quel est ton nom ?” Il répondit : “Hâfiz (Protecteur). – Morbleu ! C’est …

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Lettre de Gustave Flaubert

“Vous m’accusez de prendre pour deux divinités distinctes Astaroth et Astarté. Mais au commencement, page 48, lorsque Salammbô invoque Tanit, elle l’invoque par tous ses noms à la fois : ”Anaïtis, Astarté, Derceto, Astaroth, Tiratha” ; et même j’ai pris soin de dire, un peu plus bas, page 52, qu’elle répetait ”tous ces noms sans …

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Ivoire de style phénicien de Nimrud (IXe-VIIe siècle av.n.è.). Musée de Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.

The Face and the Name: goddesses as “interface”

In occasion of the workshop “In the footsteps of Claude Calame”, which took place in Paris on November 10th, 2018, Corinne Bonnet proposed a reflection on how onomastic attributes can be used to express an intimate link between a goddess and a god. Why is Astarte called “Name of Baal” in Ugaritic and Phoenician texts? …

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Who does not have his Minotaur? Venture into the labyrinth of myths

Conference as part of the festival The future human, Toulouse May 18, 2018 Corinne Bonnet, Adeline Grand-Clément, Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge Coming from a very human woman and a bull of divine origin, the Minotaur concentrates in its hybridity the excess (hybris) that gave birth to it. Between Crete and Athens, the stories of the labyrinth test and the …

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Thinking the human and the divine: mirror games and practices of the gap

Conference as part of the festival The future human, Toulouse May 18, 2018 Corinne Bonnet, Claude Calame, Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Fabio Porzia Can we compare the Greek and Semitic anthropological conceptions of what brings human and divine together as well as separate? Whether it is a matter of stories about origins or about ritual action, these …

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MAP at the IXth International Congress of Phoenician and Punic Studies

Corinne Bonnet, Maria Bianco, Élodie Guillon and Fabio Porzia went to Mérida, representing the MAP project at the IXth International Congress of Phoenician and Punic Studies, held from October 22nd to 27th, 2018. The Congress was also the occasion to present several investigations in progress on the Near East, Cyprus and Ibiza

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Listen to the seminars on podcast!

New feature on our website: podcasts of all the conferences are now avalaible. Currently, you can access seminar 2 “Noms de dieux! – Les dieux aux frontières” with the following links: ¤ Alberto Cantera Glera (FUBerlin) : “Noms et épithètes des dieux, dédicaces rituelles et calendriers dans la tradition avestique antique” ¤ Valérie Matoïan (CNRS …

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The Odyssey of Homer, song VI

But the Olympian Zeus of his extreme favors – the good as the wicked alms at his pleasure. – Hold patiently the burden he imposes on you. However, since here your feet have penetrated, – You will be provided with clothes, with everything, – As befits the sufferer who prays gently. The Odyssey of Homer, …

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