RELIGION 326 - Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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The history of the Jews in the Roman and Byzantine worlds is full of dramatic and world-changing events, from the destruction of the Jerusalem’s Second Temple in 70 CE (the focal point of Jewish identity and life for centuries) to the rise of Christianity (a sister religion turned combative opponent in the Roman world). At the same time, Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean world flourished, living behind a rich cultural legacy which was both artistic and literary. This course will bring together the numerous resources historians have from this period – archaeological remains, epigraphy, papyrology, and art – as well as the multifaceted textual records, both Jewish and not, in order to introduce students to the exciting dynamics that defined Jewish history in this period. This course will use visual elements (slides, video clips from the Mediterranean region) and reading ancient texts in translation (all material will be provided in English).


RELIGION 326 - Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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