‘The Stuff that Dreams are Made of’: The Interpretation, Divination, and Use of Dreams in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Tenth Meeting of the Midwestern Consortium on Ancient Religions

Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 29, 2012
The Department of Classics at OSU

Friday, February 24

  • 4:00 pm. Opening Remarks.
  • 4:15 pm. Peter Struck, UPenn: TBA.
  • 5:30 pm. Reception in the Department of Classics.

Saturday, February 25

  • 9:30 am. Jamie Redfield, UofC: Dreams from Homer to Plato.
  • 10:15 am. Sofia Torallas, Madrid/UofC: Dream Classifications in Antiquity and Their Role in Literature.
  • 11:15 am. Adam Rappold, OSU: Dreams of the Rich: The Aesopic Critique of Elite Dream Interpretation.
  • 12:00 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch Break.
  • 1:30 pm. Janet Downie, Princeton/UofC: Narrative and Divination in Graeco-Roman Dreams.
  • 2:15 pm. Steve Ahearn-Kroll, MeTheScO: Publically Solidifying the Memories of Private Dreams and Visions in Ancient Religion.
  • 3:00 pm. Coffee Break.
  • 3:30 pm. Bram Henricus ten Berge, University of Michigan: Dreams in Cicero’s De Divinatione: Philosophical Tradition and Education.
  • 4:15 pm. Angie Heo, Emory University: Dream Incubation in Modern Cairo.
  • 5:00 pm. Round Table Discussion.
  • 6:00 pm. Reception and Catered Dinner in the Department of Classics.

Sunday, February 26

  • 9:30 am. Katie Rask, OSU: Theos parastaton: Dreaming as a Locus of Devotionalism in Greek Art.
  • 10:15 am. Robert Ritner, UoC: TBA.
  • 11.00 am. Fritz Graf, OSU: Risky Dreaming: Incubation and the Christians.
  • 12:00 pm. Summary Session (over lunch).

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