Symposium 'Biblical Poetry: The Legacy of the Psalms in Late Antiquity and Byzantium​'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni
When
23-04-2020 09:00 to 24-04-2020 18:00
Where
Thagaste, Academiestraat 1, 9000 Gent
Language
Dutch
Organizer
Rachele Ricceri, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literary Studies (Greek Section)
Contact
rachele.ricceri@ugent.be
Website
https://www.psalms2020.ugent.be/
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The conference brings together scholars working on the reception of the Psalms in later Greek poetry and exegetical literature.

The conference brings together scholars working on the reception of the Psalms in later Greek poetry and exegetical literature. The Psalms were a fundamental corpus of biblical poetry, and as such were continuously referred to in Christian literature (in their Greek Septuagint translation). They played a key role in the daily life and in the development of religious sensitivity of writers from Late Antiquity and Byzantium. The production of literature related to the Psalter, notably exegetical, was impressively widespread. The Psalms influenced other genres of religious literature as well, and their poetical nature remained an important feature that later authors were well aware of.

Topics that will be addressed during the conference are diverse both chronologically and thematically.