JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 004 Galilee in the Graeco-Roman Period
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Galilee, the northern region of Roman Palestine, represents a unique opportunity for social and cultural historians. On the one hand this may be considered a rather peripheral territory with no major roads, cities, or a significant political and economic role. On the other hand, in large part due to its association with Jesus of Nazareth (a city in lower Galilee) and also because of its close ties to the Rabbis of Antiquity, this area became the focal point of much scholarly attention over the centuries. The abundance of source material about Galilee that was gathered over the years – archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic, and literary, makes it an ideal case for research and discussion. The current seminar aims at such investigations. We will examine various topics in the history of Galilee from Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, with a focus on its society and culture as they evolved over time and with the goal of tasting the entire gamut of source material. Knowledge of one ancient language (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, or Syriac) is preferred but not required. Grading will be based on preparation, participation, and presentation in the seminar, as well as a final project.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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