Daniel Schowalter

Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Norwegian Institute at Athens, Tsami Karatasou 5
Event Description: 

Daniel Schowalter, A bit of Rome in the Galilee: Tabernae, Phallic Amulets, and and the Nile

 

This talk considers the work of the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project at a Roman temple site in the northern Galilee. For five years we have excavated the domestic/commercial area to the north of the temple and discovered a shifting socio-economic reality in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. Evidence for contact with Roman architecture, art and gender identity is juxtaposed with local traditions in some very creative ways. 

 

Bio:
Daniel Schowalter is a Professor in the Classics and Religion departments at Carthage College. His research interests revolve around archaeology and the religions of the ancient Roman world. He is co-director of the excavation of a three-phase Roman Temple at Omrit in northern Israel, and co-editor of Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality (Brill, 2013), and The Temple Complex at Roman Omrit: vol. 1, The Architecture (Brill, 2015).