This Spring Quarter, the Department of Classics is offering a new class entitled "Religions of Ancient Eurasia" (CLASSICS165, ARCHLGY109)
"This course will explore archaeological evidence for the ritual and religions of Ancient Eurasia, including Greco-Roman polytheism, early Christianity, and early Buddhism. Each week we will discuss the most significant themes, methods, and approaches that archaeologists are now using to study religious beliefs and rituals. Examples will focus on the everyday social, material, and symbolic aspects of religion. The course will also consider the role of archaeological heritage in religious conflicts today and the ethical dilemmas of archaeology in the 21st century."
This class fulfills WAY A-II and SI and meets on MW 1:30-2:50 PM.
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Syllabus available here.
Made possible through the generosity of Peter and Lindsay Joost, the Eitner Lectures on Classical Art and Culture aim to publicize Classics and Classical scholarship to a wider public. The lecture series was established in honor of the late Lorenz Eitner, renowned scholar, teacher and writer. The date and lecturer of the next Eitner Lecture are:
November 2, 2018
Emily Greenwood (Yale University)