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University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Classical Philology, Centre for Hellenic Studies and Latin Culture Heritage Centre invite you to participate in the 6th International Classical Philology Biennial Conference ANTIQUITAS VIVA 2019: ΚΙΝΗΣΙΣ (October 3–4, 2019, Riga, Latvia).

Antiquitas Viva conferences, organized by the classical philologists of the University of Latvia, traditionally pay attention to a certain aspect of the ancient world, stressing its vitality and heredity into the modern society. This time, the research interests of the conference Antiquitas Viva are related to movement. The movement as a convincing driving force, careful or barely felt movement, certain direction or, maybe, the encouragement; the movement as a condition for changes, inheritance or development; literal and figurative meanings of the movement and motion, as well as other aspects related to the movement in the ancient world and its reception.

The aim of the conference, paying special attention to classical languages and texts written in those languages, encouraging to research, describe, experience and get inspiration from the ancient world, is to get a broad, versatile understanding of various manifestations of movement and motion, their shades and intensity of meaning. Various spheres of the humanities (linguistics, literary studies, history, philosophy) and interdisciplinary approach can offer a versatile description of these questions that will lead towards a thought-provoking scholarly discussion.     

You are welcome to submit a filled-in application form and a summary of your presentation (APPLICATION) to Ilona Gorņeva, a member of the organizing committee of the conference, until the 15th of March, 2019. Both the application form and the summary should be sent to the following e-mails: or

The notification of acceptance will be sent until March 31, 2019.

Languages of the conference: English and Latvian.

Proposed duration of a presentation is 20 minutes.

The organizing committee provides the possibility to publish papers based on presentations of the conference in an edited volume ANTIQUITAS VIVA 6: Studia Classica (published by the Publishing House of the University of Latvia).

 Participation fee: 50 EUR (bank account information will be sent together with the notification of acceptance of the presentation).