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Welcome to Post Augustum, a web site on the history of the Mediterranean world during the first Christian centuries, run by a team of historians who specialize in the period. The site aims to provide a constant update with articles, research, book reviews, news both from the Greek and international academia, and quotes of original sources. Post Augustum Journal publishes high quality original articles, either in Greek or in English.


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International conference “Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century”

International Conference organized at Ghent University by Flavia Ruani and Koen De Temmerman Het Pand, Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th November 2018 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Kate Cooper, Royal Holloway, University of London; Prof. Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

The conference aims to examine the persistence of ancient novelistic material in hagiography and instances …

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The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus

Christian H. Bull, The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus. The Egyptian Priestly Figure as a Teacher of Hellenized Wisdom, Brill, Leiden  2018.

In The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus, Christian H. Bull argues that the treatises attributed to Hermes Trismegistus reflect the spiritual exercises and ritual practices of loosely organized brotherhoods in Egypt. These small …

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Ohio State University – Call for papers: “A Crucible of Cultures: Cultural Exchange in the Ancient Mediterranean”

In the wake of Hordern and Purcell’s The Corrupting Sea, there has been a renewed interest in studying the cultures of the Mediterranean as part of an integrated whole rather than in isolation. The annual Ohio State University (OSU) Classics Graduate Colloquium invites papers on a range of topics that explore the interconnections between peoples …

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Call for Applicants to the 2019-2020 Shohet Scholars Grant Program for Research on the Ancient Mediterranean

International Catacomb Society The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2019-2020. Submission deadline is January 15, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST). This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their …

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