When:
January 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-01-15T19:00:00+02:00
2018-01-15T21:00:00+02:00
Where:
Norwegian Institute at Athens
Tsami Karatasou 5-7
Athina 117 42
Greece

On January 15, 2018 Professor Daniel Showalter (Carthage College, US) will give a lecture titled

A bit of Rome in the Galilee: Tabernae, Phallic Amulets, and the Nile

The lecture will take place the the Norwegian Institute at Athens, Tsami Karatasou 5, 5th floor (Koukaki) at 7 PM.

Abstract:
This talk considers the work of the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project at a Roman temple site in the northern Galilee. For five years we have excavated the domestic/commercial area to the north of the temple and discovered a shifting socio-economic reality in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. Evidence for contact with Roman architecture, art and gender identity is juxtaposed with local traditions in some very creative ways.

Bio:
Daniel Schowalter is a Professor in the Classics and Religion departments at Carthage College. His research interests revolve around archaeology and the religions of the ancient Roman world. He is co-director of the excavation of a three-phase Roman Temple at Omrit in northern Israel, and co-editor of Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality (Brill, 2013), and The Temple Complex at Roman Omrit: vol. 1, The Architecture (Brill, 2015).