International Conference of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) – Program ALT – with support of the Einstein Center Chronoi

Banner Tense and ActionOne of the particular challenges of translating and interpreting ancient and Ancient Oriental texts is the grammatical and semantic recording of time. From a grammatical point of view, this concerns above all the determination of the function of morphological differences between verbs (aspect, mode, time) and syntactic structures (parataxis and hypotaxis). In the conference organized by the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies, the problems of tense and aspect in the languages of classical antiquity, the Ancient Near East and Egypt will be discussed in a comparative way. Not only the translations into modern languages will be examined, but also ancient translations, for example from Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek and Latin.


14:00 - 14:05
Welcome Address EC-Chronoi
Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
14:05 - 14:15
Cilliers Breytenbach
Markus Witte
14:15 - 15:00
Lost in translation. Understanding the verbal predication of Middle Egyptian
Jean Winand
15:00 - 15:45
Does one stand up to go or begin to go? A new look at aspect-marking auxiliaries in Late Egyptian
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson
15:45 - 16:15
The Temporal Dimension of Salvation in Pauline Thought
Barbara Beyer
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:30
"Ich habe dir einen Brief geschrieben“: Tempus und Aspekt in griechischen Papyrusbriefen
Lajos Berkes
17:30 - 18:15
Tempus und Aspekt im Lateinischen unter morphematischer und narrato­logischer Perspektive
Sophie-Christin Holland
17:30 - 18:15
Tempus und Aspekt im Lateinischen unter morphematischer und narrato­logischer Perspektive
Bianca Liebermann
19:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 09:45
Non-Iterative and Non-Habitual Uses of Imperfective Aspect in Ancient Hebrew
Holger Gzella
09:45 - 10:30
Tense, aspect and ‘Sprechhaltung’ in biblical Hebrew prose
Jan Joosten
10:30 - 11:00
Timing the Eschaton. Überlegungen zur nahen und fernen Zukunft in 4Q185 (Sapiential Admonitions B)
Isabell Christine Hoppe
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15
Registerunterschiede im neu- babylonischen Tempusgebrauch
Christian Hess
12:15 - 13:00
Tense and aspect in Old Persian
Adriano Rossi
13:00 - 13:30
Final Discussion