IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1118: The Natural World in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, I

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
Organiser:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 1118-aThinking and Speaking the Mechanical Universe in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Josef Lössl, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Mentalities, Technology
Paper 1118-bThe Technology of the Creation in Late Antique Manichaeism
(Language: English)
Nicholas Baker-Brian, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1118-cNatural Springs and their Uses in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Michal Jakub Zytka, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Medicine
Abstract

This is the first of two sessions on the Natural World in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, sponsored by the Centre for Late Antique Culture at Cardiff University. The first session will concentrate on the natural world in late antiquity. Josef Lossl will explore cosmological thought and technology in late antiquity. Nicholas Baker-Brian will examine the representation of the kosmos, human and animal bodies, and plant-life in late antique Manichaean literature. Michal Zytka will discuss the existence of natural springs and their use in bathing in the late antique world.