List of Publications
Publications from this project:
van Nijf, O. M. and Sam van Dijk (in press). Experiencing Roman power at Greek contests: Romaia in the Greek festival network. K. Berthelot ed. Regarding Roman Power: Imperial rule in the eyes of Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians, Rome, Ecole française de Rome.
van Nijf, O.M. and C.G. Williamson (2016) 'Connecting the Greeks. Festival networks in the Hellenistic world', in: C. Mann, S. Remijsen and S. Scharff eds, Athletics in the Hellenistic world, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 43-71.
van Nijf, O.M. and C.G. Williamson (2015) 'Re-inventing traditions. Connecting contests in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds', in: D. Boschung, A. Busch and M.J. Versluys eds, Reinventing 'The Invention of Tradition'? Indigenous pasts and the Roman present, Morphomata 32, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 95-111.
van Nijf, O.M. and C.G. Williamson (2013) 'Netwerken, panhelleense festivals en de globalisering van de Hellenistische wereld', Groniek. Historisch Tijdschrift 200, 253-265.
Other related publications from team members:
Williamson, C.G. (forthcoming) 'Hera on the mountain. Complexities of the cult of Zeus at Panamara under Stratonikeia', in: H. Bumke, J. Breder and I. Kaiser eds, Kulte im Kult, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh.
Williamson, C.G. (2015) 'Sacred way (Greek world)', in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Wiley Online Library.
van Nijf, O.M. (2013) 'Ceremonies, athletics and the city. Some remarks on the social imaginary of the Greek city of the Hellenistic period', in: E. Stavrianopoulou ed. Shifting social imaginaries in the Hellenistic period. Narrations, practices, and images, Leiden: Brill, 311-338.
Williamson, C.G. (2013) 'Public space beyond the city. The sanctuaries of Labraunda and Sinuri in the chora of Mylasa', in: C.P. Dickenson and O.M. van Nijf eds, Public space in the postclassical city, Caeculus. Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology and Greek and Roman Studies, 7, Leuven: Peeters, 1-36.
Williamson, C.G. (2013) 'Civic producers at Stratonikeia. The priesthoods of Hekate at Lagina and Zeus at Panamara', in: M. Horster and A. Klöckner eds, Cities and Priests. Cult personnel in Asia Minor and the Aegean islands from the Hellenistic to the Imperial period, Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 64, Berlin: De Gruyter, 209-245.
Williamson, C.G. (2012) City and sanctuary in Hellenistic Asia Minor. Constructing civic identity in the sacred landscapes of Mylasa and Stratonikeia in Karia, PhD diss. University of Groningen.
van Nijf, O.M. (2012) 'Political games', in: L'organisation des spectacles dans le monde romain, Entretiens sur l'antiquite classique 58, Genève: Fondation Hardt, 47-95.
van Nijf, O.M. (2010) 'Athletics, festivals and Greek identity in the Roman East', in: J. König ed. Greek athletics, Edinburg: Edinburg University Press, 175-197.
van Nijf, O.M. (2008) 'Steden, feesten en identiteit in de wereld na Alexander. De Griekse polis na Alexander: ondergang of bloei?', Groniek. Historische Tijdschrift, 39-53.
van Nijf, O.M. (2006) 'Global players. Athletes and performers in the Hellenistic and Roman world', in: I. Nielsen ed. Between cult and society. The cosmopolitan centres of the ancient Mediterranean as setting for activities of religious associations and religious communities, Hamburg: 225-235.
van Nijf, O.M. (2003) 'Athletics and paideia. Festivals and physical education in the world of the Second Sophistic', in: B.E. Borg ed. Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 203-228.
van Nijf, O.M. (1999) 'Athletics, festivals and Greek identity in the Roman East', PCPhS 45, 176-200.
New Search Option Available
We have added more sophisticated search option. Not only can you specify that you want to have a list of persons, rather than events, you also can use Boolean operators AND & OR. The find results are downloadable in CSV format for further processing. For instructions, click on the search database button.
The Cotswold Olimpicks
Slightly tangential: last month witnessed the celebration of Robert Dover's Cotswolds Olympic games in rustic Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds. These games have been regulalrly celebrated since 1612 and represent a crucial link in between the ancient Olympics and the Modern Games. Onno van Nijf wrote a blog about it (in Dutch), that can be found on www.wetenschap.nu. See also www.olimpickgames.co.uk. Of cousre we would be very interested in finding out how many athletes took part, and where they all came from ...
There has been an update to the database: we have made some changes to the tables: Region and Age Category are now separate tables; new tables Role and Deme have been added. we have also fixed a problem with exporting ther esults as a CSV file. Please contact us if you experience any further problems
Over 500 individuals have been added to the database, as all the Pythionikai collected by Jean-Yves Strasser in his 2001 volumes 'Pythionikai. Recherches sur les vainqueurs aux Pythia de Delphes' are now online, as well as all members of ecumenical synods collected by Bram Fauconnier for his 2018 dissertation 'Ecumenical Synods. The Associations of Athletes and Artists in the Roman Empire'. We want to thank both scholars for allowing us to add their data to the Connected Contests Database!
On 1 February we have launched or new NWO-funded research project Connecting the Greeks - multiscalar festival networks in the Hellenistic world. Read the full blog for a nice group photo.
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