Tribute to Dr. Luísa de Nazaré Ferreira (1970-2019)
Panel Convenors

Marta González González (University of Málaga) [martagzlez@uma.es]

Nuno Simões Rodrigues (University of Lisbon) [nonnius@letras.ulisboa.pt]

In 2020, the 2500 years of the Battle of Salamis are celebrated.
Considered by the Hellenists to be one of the founding battles of Hellas, in 480 BC, the Greeks, led by Themistocles, faced the Persians, headed by Xerxes I. The Greeks won at Salamis and the Persians eventually retreated. The confrontation between the two peoples would still happen again, in Plataea and Mycale (479 BC). But these battles would serve to confirm the superiority of the Hellenic forces, which henceforth would be the Persian persecutors in Asia.


The echoes of Salamis came to all of Greece through the most varied forms, from historiography to poetry and fine arts. Likewise, posterity has not forgotten the exploits of Greeks and Persians such a defining moment in the history of both peoples. This panel therefore aims to discus historical issues related to Salamis, but also its representations and ways of reception.

But this panel is also an occasion to honour Dr. Luísa de Nazaré Ferreira, eminent Hellenist from Coimbra, whose academic and scientific life was largely devoted to the study of Simonides of Ceos, a poet who composed epitaphs for Greek warriors fallen in some of the battles that opposed them to the Persians, including Salamis.

Abstracts should be sent to e-mail addresses: martagzlez@uma.es and nonnius@fl.ul.pt.
Accepted languages are English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Papers should be limited to 20 minute presentation

Abstracts should have:

- Title of communication

- E-mail

- University

- Abstracts (max 250 words)

- Keywords (5 to 10 words)