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VIRTUAL - Andromeda, Alexander, and Ascalos: Founders and Foundation Myths in the Roman Near East

November 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm EDT

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AIA Society: Tallahassee

Lecturer: Robyn Le Blanc

The Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Student Archaeology Club at FSU present:

“Andromeda, Alexander, and Ascalos: Founders and Foundation Myths in the Roman Near East”

By Robyn Le Blanc, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The AIA Kershaw Lecture in Near Eastern Archaeology

Additional Funding by the AIA Father Bader Lecture in Mediterranean Archaeology

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00 PM

A Zoom Lecture:


This talk explores city founders and foundation myths in the Roman Near East. Depictions of these local traditions appear on civic coinage, sculpture, and on the “Caesarea bowl,” and some are described by ancient authors such as Pliny and Pausanias. Foundation myths reflect ideas about the community and its past, and helped forge and maintain cultural, ethnic, and kinship links between and within communities.

Relevant website, The Roman Provincial Coinage online:

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November 2, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
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