The research group Antiguidade
e a sua Recepção |Antiquity and
its reception(CHAM – Centro de Humanidades / Centre for the Humanities)is organizing an International Congress subjected
to the theme: “’In thy
arms I lost myself’ – Images, Perceptions and Productions in/ of Antiquity”.
Antiquity... this word encompasses a World,
three continents – Africa, Asia and Europe multiple civilizations – Egyptian,
Mesopotamian, Hebrew, Phoenician, Persian, Chinese, Hindu, Cretan, Greek, Roman
– and more than 4000 years of history.
The World, as we know it, was molded in this
time – vast – and in these founding spaces, fecundated by rivers – Nile, Tiger
and Euphrates, Indo and Yellow – and blessed by seas.
One of those seas –
the Mediterranean – due to its privileged position on the path of so many
people and cultures, soon personified in history the role of the “true sea”,
the “sea between the lands” – that both the Hebrews and classic authors such as
Lucretius, Plinius and Seneca mentioned – whose waters, symbol of a World in
transformation, represent and evoke the dangers and difficulties of the passage
from a known to an unknown World.
In “thy arms” of this
known World – of this sea, these rivers and these lands – I have lost myself, a
long time ago… But in the arms of this World to know – Antiquity – I found
myself again, in order to witness a new construction of the true history of the
World. A history stripped of dogmas, distortions and ignorance.
The International Congress – ’In thy arms I
lost myself’ – Images, Perceptions and Productions in/ of Antiquity”– aims to
open clues, to promote debates and devise resources that can contribute to the
creation of a new Canon, based on a true knowledge of Ancient History.
Maria Helena Trindade Lopes (CHAM – NOVA FCSH/NOVA – Uaç)
Anderson Zalewski Vargas
Maria Helena Trindade LopesFrancisco CarameloJoão Paulo Oliveira e CostaMaria do Rosário Laureano SantosRonaldo G. PereiraJoanna Popielska-GrzybowskaAnderson Zalewski VargasManuel PatrocínioMaria de Fátima RosaIsabel Gomes de Almeida
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