Fourth Colloquia Ceranea International Conference
12-14 May 2022, Łódź

Biedermann Palace, Franciszkańska 1/5 & online


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Book of abstracts (pdf, click to download)



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12 V 2022

Gallery, part 1: Conference opening and plenary lectures by Prof. Alain Touwaide and Dr. Dirk Krausmüller.

8.50 – 9.00         Conference opening

9.00 – 10.00      Plenary lecture I (online): Alain Touwaide Lost in Scholarship. Byzantine Medicine

10.00 – 11.00   Plenary lecture II (online): Dirk Krasmüller Fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays in Byzantium


Gallery, part 2: Thematic sessions (12 V) and behind the scenes discussions.

11.15 – 13.00 Room 202

Diana Míčková (online moderator)

Sean Coughlin (online participant)   Antyu and Stakte: Resins and Perfume Production in Ptolemaic Egypt

Manuela Marai (online participant)  Distillation in the Graeco-Roman World: Production and Fractionation of Resinous Substances for Pharmaceutical Use

Medhat Mohamed Ibrahim Abd El Rahman (online participant)    Application of Raman Spectroscopy to Suspected Residues of Ancient Perfumes


11.15 – 13.00 Room 203

Bojana Radovanović (online moderator)

Martina Biamino (online participant) Monasteries and Pilgrimage in Procopius of Caesarea’s De Aedificiis V

Andrew Wade (online participant) Multi-lingual, pluri-ethnic Orthodox monasticism in Palestine and on Sinai, with particular reference to the liturgical manuscript Sinai Arabic 232 (13th century)

Aneta   Dimitrova (online participant) Old Church Slavonic Translations and Revisions of Thalassius’ Centuriae iv de caritate et continentia (CPG 7848)


14.00 – 16.45 Room 202

Maciej Kokoszko (moderator)

Giulia   Freni (online participant) Herbs as pharmaka: between medicine, astrology and magic

Krzysztof Jagusiak, Tomasz Tadajczyk Aconite – a poison, or a medicine? Ancient and Byzantine testimonies

Barbara Zipser The lexicography of plant names


14.00 – 16.45 Room 203

 Andrew R. Roach (online moderator)

Maja Angelovska-Panova (online participant) Marxist and religious dichotomy in Kosta Racin’s publicism: The case of Bogomilism

Vladislav Atanassov (online participant) The Bogomils and the Cross

Boyana Radovanović (online participant) The Slavic population of Peloponnese in the Middle Ages and their implication for the study of Bogomilism         

Piotr Czarnecki (online participant) The doctrine of the ordo Sclavoniae in the light of the Western sources and the issue of the origins of the dualist heresy in Bosnia


17.00 – 18.45 Room 202

Barbara Zipser (moderator)

Sorin    Paliga Is Romanian mămăliga an enigmatic word? A brief enquiry into some old names of plants

Gergana Petkova, Vanya Ivanova (online participants) Cases of synonymy and antonymy in the Latin medical terminological system

Anne  Grons (online participant)    Coptic Medical Prescriptions. Status quo and Future Perspectives


17.00 – 18.45 Room 203

Mitko B. Panov (online moderator)

Tomasz Pełech “Sclavonia is a forsaken land” – the image of Slavic territories and their inhabitants in the “Liber” of Raymond of Aguilers

Dorothea Valentinova (online participant) Iustitia and Corruptio in Liber Constitutionum sive Lex Gundobada

Paola    Druille (online participant)     The violent collection of taxes in Philo of Alexandria’s De Specialibus Legibus II 92-95 and III 159-163



13 V 2022

Gallery, part 3: Plenary lecture by Dr. Petros Bouras-Vaillanatos.

Room 202

9.00 – 10.00      Plenary lecture: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos Byzantine medicine matters: current trends and future avenues

Gallery, part 4: Thematic sessions (13-14 V)


10.00 – 11.45 Room 202

 Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (moderator)

Sophia Xenophontos (online participant) Moral Medicine in Galen

Masayuki Fukushima The pseudo-Galenic treatise On Leeches and its reception by late antique authors

Isabel   Grimm-Stadelmann (online participant) »Blood is a very precious liquid« (Goethe, Faust I, v. 1740) – The value of blood as elixir of life, materia medica and energetic principle


10.00 – 11.45 Room 203

Marek Majer (moderator)

Thomas Daiber              Periphrastic (Future) Tense in Old Church Slavonic

Andriy Danylenko       How Many Futures Does Ukrainian Need?

Ivan P. Petrov             Future constructions in the Old Slavonic translations of Vita Antonii Magni

Björn   Wiemer           Diachronic layers in the interaction of the perfective present and the development of future grams in Slavic languages


12.00 – 13.45 Room 202

Maciej Helbig (online moderator)

Michiel Meeusen Saving Plato from the Doctors: Medical Zetema in Plutarch (Table Talk 7.1)

Giulia Gollo   (online participant) Food as Medicament in Byzantine Incubation Literature’s Healing Dreams. The Case of MS Lond. Add. 37534

Yanko Hristov (online participant)   Disease, Healing and Medical Knowledge in an Old-Bulgarian Collection of Miracle Stories


12.00 – 13.45 Room 203

Paweł Lachowicz (online moderator)

Ivelin Argirov Ivanov (online participant) Medieval Bulgaria in Polish Historiography After 1980

Francesco Dall’Aglio (online participant) Paristrion as centre and periphery: from Byzantine Border Province to Heartland of the ‘Second Bulgarian Kingdom’

Kirił Marinow  Τέρνοβος, ἐν ᾗ τὰ βασίλεια ἦν τῶν Βουλγάρων: the image of the Bulgarian capital city in Ῥωμαικὴ ἰστορία by Nikephoros Gregoras

Mitko B. Panov (online participant)  Reconstructing the image of Tsar Samuel from the perspective of the Ohrid Archbishopric (11th-17th Century)


15.00 – 16.45 Room 202

Ian Goh (moderator)

Erica Rowan                    Peasant chic: Elite food poverty in the Roman world

Andrew Jotischky         Grazers and foragers in medieval monastic discourse

Eike Faber (online participant) Poverty as an Ideal, or the Fundamentalism of the Wealthy

Judith Bronstein (online participant) Food, Identity and the military orders of the Templars and the Hospitallers, XIIth-XIIIth centuries


15.00 – 16.45 Room 203

Kirił Marinow (moderator)

Paweł Lachowicz (online participant) “The Foreign Element” as a Rhetorical Device of Criticizing Aristocratic Rebels in the Byzantine Narrative Sources of the 12th Century

Michał Stachura The distant beginnings of “fat shaming”, or why people of Antiquity did not ridicule fat women

Marina Bastero Acha (online participant) Epulum dedit: women and public banquets in the Hispano-Roman epigraphic landscape

Anastasios Kantaras    (online participant) Alcune osservazioni sulla posizione delle donne a Bisanzio attraverso gli epigrammi per la croce di Nicholas Kallikles (Some observations on woman’s position in Byzantium through the epigrams for the cross of Nicholas Kallikles)


 17.00 – 18.45 Room 202

Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann (online moderator)

Viktor Humennyi (online participant) Between the perception of “other” and culinary: the “Parthian tastes” of Roman cuisine

Maciej Helbig (online participant) L’Aile ou la Cuisse? The Hen and the chicken in De observatione ciborum by Anthimus

Zofia Rzeźnicka, Maciej Kokoszko Beef in the Byzantine period: dietetic advice and dietary reality

Lilia Isabel Lopez (online participant) Milk in medicine. The case of Spain (18th century)



14 V 2022


9.00 – 10.45

Andrzej Kompa (moderator)

Chiara Di Serio (online participant)  The Indian River Which Flows from Paradise

Magdalena Garnczarska (online participant) Revival and Change: the Backgrounds of the Miniatures of the Paris Psalter

Stela Tasheva, Sasha Lozanova (online participants) Furniture and spatial environment of Eastern Christian miniatures and icons: scenes of evangelists

Dominika Grabiec (online participant) Musical Instruments of King David in the Byzantine scenes of the death of poor Lazarus


11.00 – 12.45

Magdalena Garnczarska (online moderator)

Aleksander Mikołajczak, Rafał Dymczyk (online participants) Phonation of apocalyptic Athos frescoes from the monastery of Dionisiou versus Apokalipsis cum figuris by Albrecht Dürer

Kalina Mincheva (online participant) A note on the ktetor’s image in the church of St Archangel Michael Monastery of Bilintsi located in the vicinity of town of Breznik

Andrzej Kompa Martyrium of Sts. Karpos and Papylos, its frescoes and their identification




Dr. Krzysztof Jagusiak

Dr. Karolina Krzeszewska

Dr. Zofia Rzeźnicka

Dr. Jan Mikołaj Wolski

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