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)
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Turismo de Lisboa
Organized by: CHAM — Centro de Humanidades / CHAM — Centre for the Humanities& Illuminati ID