S23-240 Speech and Talk: Discourses and Social Practices in the Ancient Mediterranean World

11/23/2013 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Room: Blake - Hilton

Jeremy Hultin, Murdoch University, Presiding

Yonatan Moss, Yale University, Paradise Muted: A Syriac Perspective on the Fallenness of Language (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Sonja Anderson, Yale University, How to Talk about Talking Idols (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Janet Spittler, Texas Christian University, Talking Animals in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Dylan Burns, KĂžbenhavns Universitet, Voces Magicae, Barbarian Speech, and Verbal 'Theurgy' in the Sethian Gnostic Apocalypses (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Olivia Stewart, Yale University, "I Will Speak . . . with My Whole Person in Ecstasy": Controlling Divine Inspiration in the Sibylline Oracles (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)