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Alexandria in the Age of Augustus: The View from Cleopatra’s Palace

February 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Penn Museum

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Travel back in time at this afternoon lecture at the Penn Museum. Though no papyri were ever found in Alexandria, a stack of circa AD 100 Greek papyri from Augustan Alexandria was found elsewhere, recycled as mummy “cartonnage” (covers). Dr. Peter van Minnen, Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, discusses how these papyri are mostly concerned with agreements between individual Alexandrians, including Jews, women, freedmen, and slaves. Dr. van Minnen explores what these papyri can tell us about the social history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, about the apostle Paul, and about Jesus’ garden-tomb. This is a program of the American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter.

Free admission.

www.pennmuseum.org

 

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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