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Multi-Lingualism and the Transfer of Culture in Antiquity

December 7–8th at the Greenberg center. This two day conference will explore new research on the transfer of culture in antiquity with respect to language, image, daily practice, religious ritual, and material culture.

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Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire

Ongoing exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery until January 4th, 2015. This exhibit examines the interaction between local traditions and Roman Imperial culture through artifacts of daily life, politics, technology and religion, including works from Yale’s excavations at Gerasa and Dura-Europas. 

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Ancient Societies Workshop: 
What is Commentary?

Rina Talgam: “From Wall Painting to Floor Mosaics: Jewish and Christian Attitudes towards Figurative Art” on December 5th.

This year’s Ancient Societies Workshop series will address the commentary tradition in YISAP’s participating disciplines, covering topics from Japanese poetics to mosaics to Casaubon to the New Testament.