Intellectual, economical, and political centre of Graeco-Roman Egypt for almost one thousand years and, second to Rome, one of the most significant cities in the ancient world. A metropolis linked with many myths and legends, a model for urban planning and development. Ancient Alexandria is associated with the Pharos, the Great Library as part of the Mouseion, Alexander the Great as the cityfounder, and a host of influential thinkers and rulers. With the rise of Christianity, all major cultures and religions of the Early Roman Imperial Era were present at Alexandria. The conference addresses a wide variety of themes, all converging in the question of the features and manifestations of cultural-religious encounters in this hub of Graeco-Roman civilization.

From 10 to 13 May 2017, the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) will host the XIth International Congress of the International Plutarch Society (IPS). The conference will focus on the dynamics of intertextuality in Plutarch. Its aim is to explore the various aspects and functions of intertextuality in the works of Plutarch (Parallel Lives and Moralia) from a literary, historical, philosophical, moral, religious and scientific perspective. A detailed description is given below. The conference is open to the members of the International Plutarch Society and to any person interested in the topic, from the academic world or the general public, as well as to PhD students and junior researchers working on Plutarch or on intertextuality. -

For more information see: www.plutarch.unibe.ch.