Khusro II as War Leader

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker James Howard-Johnston was University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies at Oxford and Fellow of Corpus Christi College from 1971 to 2009. He complemented academic activity with involvement in local politics between 1972 and 1987. His historical interests range from the later Roman empire in the fourth century up to Byzantium on the eve…

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Dura from the East: Iranian Impact on the Formation of Religious Arts across the Trade Routes of the Asian Continent during the 3rd–6th Centuries CE

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Zsuzsanna Gulácsi is a historian of Asian religious art specializing in the contextualized art historical study of pan-Asiatic religions that adapted their arts to a variety of cultures as they spread throughout the continent. He received a double major Ph.D. degree (1998) from Indiana University, Bloomington, in Central Eurasian studies (Old Uygur)…

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The Getty Stag Rhyton and Parthian Aristocratic Culture: New Discoveries

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Matthew P. Canepa (PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor of Art History and Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran at University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on the intersection of art, ritual, and power in the eastern Mediterranean, Persia, and the wider Iranian world….

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Power Play in the Middle East: Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Jason Schlude is an Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota and Co-Director of the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in Israel. A former Getty scholar, he is an ancient historian and archaeologist who specializes…

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Did the Parthian Kings Hate Democracy?

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Nabel’s research centers on interstate affairs between the early Principate and the Parthian empire, Rome’s imperial peer on the Iranian plateau, but he also maintain active interests in Latin literature, the Hellenistic East, and Sasanian history. In all his work, he draws on both Greco-Roman literary texts and Near Eastern sources to…

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Seleucid Encounters with the Iranian World: Religious and Cultic Elements in the Administration and Ruling of the Seleucid East

Published: May 29, 2019

Seleucid Encounters with the Iranian World: Religious and Cultic Elements in the Administration and Ruling of the Seleucid East Among the successors of Alexander III the Seleukids were the only Hellenistic kingdom which had to deal intensively with local indigenous structures and traditions while establishing their imperial rule. In contrast to the Western territories, which…

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Towards and Intellectual History of the Seleucid Empire?

Published: May 29, 2019

Towards and Intellectual History of the Seleucid Empire? When speaking about the “intellectual history” of Classical Athens, Republican Rome or Late Antiquity, even the neophyte to Classical history will be capable of delineating their general trends and tendencies and of showing how philosophy, religion and historiography and art were inseparably linked to each other and…

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More than Greeks Bearing Gifts: Athenian Pottery in the Achaemenid Empire

Published: May 29, 2019

About the Speaker Kathleen Lynch is Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, and has also taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Missouri. She is a specialist in Greek pottery, particularly vase-painting and the social aspects of pottery, and has completed fieldwork in Albania, Greece, and…

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Persia and the Parthenon

Published: May 29, 2019

About the Speaker Margaret Cool Root’s research focuses on issues of art, social history, and historiography particularly involving studies of iconography, style, and identity politics. Her specialist realms of analysis are the Achaemenid Persian empire and its complex interactions with ancient Greece. More broadly, she pursues studies both in traditions of monumental art, in traditions…

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