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Upcoming conference: Table ronde « Femmes influentes dans le monde hellénistique et à Rome », Grenoble, MSH-Alpes, 24 January 2014

Table ronde « Femmes influentes dans le monde hellénistique et à Rome »

Grenoble, MSH-Alpes, 24 January 2014

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affiche table ronde GrenobleCette table ronde est la première d’un diptyque qui se poursuivra à Lausanne en juin 2014,
sur les femmes de pouvoir dans les monarchies hellénistiques et à Rome.
La démarche comparatiste entre deux périodes et deux mondes qui voient fonctionner
des cours, monarchiques ou impériales, permet d’approfondir le raisonnement et de poser
nettement la question des transmissions, des évolutions et des permanences dans le monde
aulique. Textes littéraires, inscriptions, monnaies seront utilisées dans ces réflexions. Cette
table ronde a pour but affirmé de créer le dialogue entre les chercheurs, qui sont invités à
présenter des communications «ouvertes», destinées à poser des questions auxquelles les
participants apportent leurs réponses éventuelles ou leurs propres interrogations.

Programme:

9 h 30 – « La ricchezza delle matrone: Ortensia nella dialettica politica al tramonto della repubblica »
Francesca Rohr et Tomaso Lucchelli, Venise
10 h 30 – « Die Schwester potentiell einflussreicher Männer »
Leonhard Burckhardt, Bâle
11 h 30 – « Il matrimonio con un’Augusta: forma di legittimazione? »
Francesca Cenerini, Bologne
14 h 00 – « Formen der Intervention einflussreicher Frauen »
Christiane Kunst, Osnabrück
15 h 00 – « Portraits de femmes, profils de reines ? Les femmes sur les monnaies
romaines provinciales, 40 av. J.-C., 68 apr. J.-C. »
Fabrice Delrieux et M.Claire Ferriès, Grenoble 2
16 h 00 – « L’impossible sénatrice, l’impossible impératrice. Titres,
dignités, privilèges et position sociale (Ier-IIIe siècles) »
François Chausson, Paris I

Contact : isabelle.cogitore@u-grenoble3.fr

New publication: E. Carney, Arsinoe of Egypt and Macedon

New publication on the topic of Hellenistic queenship:

Arsinoe of Egypt and Macedon
A Royal Life

E. Carney, Clemson University

The life of Arsinoë II (c. 316-c.270 BCE), daughter of Ptolemy Soter, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is characterized by dynastic intrigue. Her marriage to her full brother Ptolemy II, king of Egypt, was the first of the sibling The life of Arsinoë II (c. 316-c.270 BCE), daughter of the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is characterized by dynastic intrigue. Her marriage to her full brother Ptolemy II, king of Egypt, was the first of the sibling marriages that became a dynastic feature of the Ptolemies. With Ptolemy II, she ended her days in great wealth and power. However, prior to that point she was forced to endure two tumultuous marriages, both of which led her to flee for her life. Arsinoë was the model for the powerful role Ptolemaic women gradually acquired as co-rulers of their empire, and her image continued to play a role in dynastic solidarity for centuries to come. Although Arsinoë was the pivotal figure in the eventual evolution of regnal power for Ptolemaic women–and despite a considerable body of recent scholarship across many fields relevant to her life–there has been no up-to-date biography in English of her life. Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, in sifting through the available archaeological and literary evidence, offers here an accessible and reasoned portrait. In describing Arsinoë’s significant role in the courts of Thrace and Alexandria, Carney weaves discussions of earlier Macedonian royal women, the institution of sibling marriage, and the reasons for its longstanding success in Hellenistic Egypt, ultimately providing an expansive view of this integral Hellenistic figure.