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After Actium: Egypt in the Roman Imagination

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

by Molly Swetnam-Burland (Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary) After the defeat of Cleopatra at the battles of Actium and Alexandria, there was a fascination with Egyptian culture and a taste for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artworks in Rome. In this lecture, I will discuss objects as large […]

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Across a Narrow Sea: Ancient Greeks and Roman in the Adriatic Sea

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Often neglected by Classical scholars, the coastal region of Dalmatia in southern Croatia held significant appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans for over a thousand years. Positioned on a major trade route from central Europe into the Mediterranean, the archaeology of Dalmatia from the 6th c. B.C. to the 3rd c. A.D. reveals how […]

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