Judith Hallett will reflect upon the relationship between ancient Greco-Roman marriage and two English nouns of Latin derivation: “consent”, which dictionaries customarily define as agreement on a course of action by two or more individuals, and “consensuality”, which I would define as the act of freely and mutually awarding consent, especially in the realm of […]
Almost a century ago, the accidental discovery of paintings on the walls of a temple sparked more than a decade of excavations at the site we now know as Dura-Europos. Those paintings clung to the plaster of the first religious structure discovered at the site, the Temple of Bel, and in the years that followed […]
Examining the ancient and modern ruinations of Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates, this seminar will compare destructions by the Roman army, Sasanian forces, Yale archaeologists, and Daesh, and question the differential way these are understood. Featured Image: “Excavations at Dura Europos in 1932-1933.” YUAG Dura collection.
This talk focuses on the importance of deceased family members for emperor’s self-promotion. Using coins from the collection housed at the Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand, it presents three case studies (Tiberius’ promotion of Augustus, Caligula’s promotion of Nero and Drusus, and Claudius’ promotion of Germanicus) in order to examine the evolution of ideas, […]
This lecture explores the conflation of globalization and localization through newly excavated objects from princely tombs in Han China (260 BCE-220 CE), particularly its formative stage in the second and first centuries BCE. It examines how ancient cultures encountered and interacted and how media, motifs and contexts played roles in the process of transmission and […]