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Warfare in Antiquity Conference 2019: Perceptions, Realties and Reception in the 21st Century - 23 November 2019

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Warfare in Antiquity Conference 2019
Perceptions, Realities, and Reception in the 21st Century

Official Program

Registration Opens 9.00am

Reception and Opening Remarks 9.30am

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15am

Practicalities and Realities of War (Council Room)

Owen Rees (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Picking over the Bones: the practicalities of processing the bodies of the Athenian war dead

Andrew M. Hill (Trinity College Dublin)
Logistics, Environment and Attrition: a re-examination of Carthage’s Mercenary War (241-237 B.C.) in context

Tyler Nye (Trinity College Dublin)
Rome’s First Port of War? The rise of Portus Iulius and its ‘revival’ in modern warfare

Commander Case Studies (Small Committee Room)

Jaakkojuhani Peltonen (Kings College London / Tampere University)
Studying Military Masculinity: Alexander the Great as exemplum of martial courage and harmful recklessness

Juan P. Prieto (Bordeaux University, Institut Ausonius)
Titus Flamininus and Eastern Roman Republican Warfare: re-assessing misconceptions and stereotypes through Military History

Davide Morelli (La Sapienza – University of Rome)
Strategemata and Mid-Republican Battles: the case of L. Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus

Tea Break 11.15 – 11.25am

Session 2: 11.30am – 1.00pm

The Policies and Methods of War (Council Room)

Michael Stawpert (King’s College London) Policy by Other Means: The political consequences of warfare in the Late Roman Empire

Christos Aristopoulos (University of Cyprus)
Vegetius and the Late Roman Empire

Thomas O. Rover (University of Texas at Austin)
Treaties as Short-Term Pauses in the Corinthian War

Josh Webb (University of Leicester)
The Arkadian Stratagems: dismantling the ‘amateur-professional’ dichotomy in
the study of ancient Greek warfare

Soldiers and the Social Dynamic (Small Committee Room)

Marian Helm (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Creating “Natural Fighters”: age and social expectations in the Roman Republican army

Ben Angell (University of Oxford)
Fragmented Communities: social implications of the Roman army’s detachment system

Davide Morassi (Brasenose College, University of Oxford)
When Motivation Was Not Enough: positive and negative reinforcement in Classical Greek armies

Theodore Szadzinski (King’s College London)
Tactics and Society: the Roman multiple line replacement system and the ethoi that shaped it

Lunch Break 1.00 – 2.00pm

Keynote Address 2.05 – 3.00pm (Council Room)

Prof. Hans van Wees (University College London)
What was the point of the Archidamian War? Spartan and Athenian aims and strategies reconsidered

Session 3: 3.05 – 4.35pm

Reflections of War in Literature (Council Room)

Constantine Christoforou (University of Roehampton)
Combat Trauma in Sophocles’ Ajax: a script-based approach

Claire Frampton (Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums)
Reflections of Ancient Warfare in Modern Theatre

Yuriy Loboda (King’s College London / National University of Defence, Kiev, Ukraine)
The Concept of ‘Fog of War’ in Homer’s Poems

Hannah Sorscher (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Astyanax’s Fate and Second-Stage Warfare in the Iliad

Re-Analysing Warfare (Small Committee Room)

William Shepherd (Osprey Publishing)
The Persian War in Herodotus and other Ancient Voices

Alex Howard (Exeter University)
The Stagnation and Decline of ‘Macedonian’ Battlefield Tactics in the Hellenistic Era

Alastair Lumsden (University of St. Andrews)
Cisalpine Gallic Warfare: perceptions and realities

Simona Puca (Federico II University)
The Vandalic War: a paradigmatic example of debate on the war in antiquity

Tea Break 4.40 – 4.50pm

Session 4: 4.55 – 6.20pm

Understanding Greek and Roman Military Traditions (Council Room)

Giorgia Proietti (University of Trento)
The Athenian Demosion Sema: ancient realities and modern perceptions

Matteo Zaccarini (University of Edinburgh)
The ‘Greatest and Fairest’ Deed: the duel in Plutarch’s literary construction of the hero

Fernando Echeverria (University of Madrid)
Understanding the ‘Hoplite Revolution’: reconstructing Archaic Greece with the hoplite phalanx in mind

Hannah-Marie Chidwick (University of Bristol)
‘Politics Incarnate’ in Roman warfare

Conclusion and Closing Remarks 6.25 – 6.30pm
(Council Room)

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Event details

23 November 2019

Strand Campus, London