Intro Programme Abstracts
Social Aspects of Hell: A cross-cultural approach


Rika Benveniste (University of Thessaly):
Medieval executions and the other world
Pierre Bonnechere (University of Montreal):
The sacred grove in Greek manntic rituals: The example of Trophonios' Alsos at Lebadea (Beotia)
Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen):
Ethics and the Apocalypse of Peter
Walter Burkert (University of Zurich):
Pleading for hell: Ideals and fantasies of punishment
Paul J. Griffiths (University of Illinois):
Can the damned cease to exist? A disputable question in Christian eschatology
Dimitris Kyrtatas (University of Thessaly):
Sex and the afterlife
Vaios Liapis (University of Montreal):
Babes in arms, rivers of mire: The somatics and scatology of ancient Greek eschatology
Nanno Marinatos (University of Illinois):
Minoan afterlife beliefs: Paradise or hell?
John Papatheodorou (University of Thessaly):
Exercising the imagination: The politics of damnation
Michalis Paschalis (University of Crete):
Homer, Plato, and Dante in Kazantzakis' "The life and deeds of Alexis Zorba"
Danuta Shanzer (University of Illinois):
Avarice, the Church, and Hell in Late Antiquity
Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen):
Gnostic hell
Nick Wyatt (University of Edinburgh):
A west semitic perspective on the underworld
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