Recorded: April 25, 2018
Event: Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium
Citation: Versluys, Miguel. "Ex Oriente Lux? A Eurasian Perspective on the Formation of the Roman Empire," Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium. April 25, 2018
by Miguel John Versluys (Leiden University)
About the Speaker
Miguel John Versluys is professor of Classical and Mediterranean archaeology at Leiden University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Leiden University in 2001 for a study of images of Egypt in Roman visual material culture and, in broader terms, the meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana. His research and teaching explore the cultural dynamics of the Hellenistic-Roman world (roughly 200 BC – AD 200) from the point of view of Eurasia. He investigates these dynamic processes from local, regional and global perspectives and by means of a variety of methodologies and techniques derived from the Social Sciences & Humanities as well as the Natural Sciences. Currently, Versluys is heading the NWO-funded VICI project Innovating objects. He is one of the editors of the Brill series Religions in the Graeco-Roman World.