[MGSA-L] Princeton Hellenic Studies Class Presentation: April 28, 2015

Dimitri H. Gondicas gondicas at Princeton.EDU
Thu Apr 23 08:56:59 PDT 2015

Princeton University

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Class Presentation

Antioch Through the Ages

The students in the course ART 418/HLS 418/CLA 418 "Antioch Through the Ages" will present the results of this semester's work reconstructing the history of a sector of Princeton's Antioch excavations from the 1930s. Sector 17-O was considered a failure by the excavators of the period, as it failed to uncover the Forum of Valens or museum-worthy sculptures and mosaics and was consequently ignored in the excavation's publications. Working with the archives of the excavation, and hands-on experience with ceramics, lamps, and coins found in the sector, the students have discovered that this 'unimportant neighborhood' of one of the most significant cities of antiquity and the Middle Ages was, in fact, a fascinating document of human settlement, ranging from a sacred water feature of Hellenistic times, through 1,300 years of homes and shops, to a pottery factory used in the Islamic and Crusader periods.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

The Class on "Antioch Through the Ages" was made possible thanks to
David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities

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