Greece and Rome in Jerusalem: Some Aspects of Cultural Interactions
- Date: Jul 6, 2018
- Times: 1 - 3 p.m.
- Admission: Free
- Location: UAA Campus Bookstore
Professor Emeritus Moshe Fischer’s presentation offers an abridged overview of main events regarding interactions between Judaism and the Greco-Roman culture in the Land of Israel, as reflected by literature, archaeology and art.
The event will cover the Return of the Israelites from Babylon to Zion (end of the 6th century BCE), the Hellenization of the Orient after Alexander the Great (end of 4th cent. BCE), the establishments of the Hasmonean kingdom and the Herodian kingdom, the final Roman occupation (135 CE), and the revival of the Jewish civilization (3rd-7th centurt CE).
Moshe Fischer received his PhD from Tel Aviv University and has been Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Department of Classics and of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University for the past 45 years. He has conducted numerous archaeological excavations and publication projects including the En Boqeq (Dead Sea Area), Upper Galilee Temple at Qedesh, and in last 20 years the harbor city of Yavneh-Yam (south of Tel Aviv).
Everyone is welcomed to attend this event. There is free parking at UAA on Fridays.