Dr Amelia Brown
Dr Amelia Brown
Dr Amelia Brown has received an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for a project on Greek Maritime Religion. This award is worth $364,000 over three years (2014-2016).
 
Project Summary
Maritime religion is an important but overlooked factor in ancient Greek culture. Cults of seafaring gods throughout classical antiquity included rituals of embarkation, prayers at sea and offerings for a safe arrival, all of which contributed to establishing and maintaining a collective Greek cultural identity around the Mediterranean Sea. This project aims to assemble both textual and archaeological evidence for ancient Greek maritime religion; to explore the significance of cults of seafaring gods for ancient Greek ethnic identity, migration and colonisation; and to contextualise ancient Greek maritime religion with comparable modern customs.
 
 

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