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AIA Lecture Series: Don't Believe Everything You Read - Texts, Archaeology, and the Destruction of the Greek City of Corinth in 146 BC

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Price: 
Free
Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Paleontology Hall
Description

Generations of scholars have relied heavily on ancient literary accounts of the Roman sack of Corinth in the mid-second century BC to interpret archaeological remains in the city. Many Greek and Roman authors paint grim pictures of utter devastation and subsequent abandonment in Corinth, drawing parallels to the razing of Rome's greatest enemy, Carthage. New archaeological evidence offers numerous challenges to both ancient descriptions and modern interpretations and shows how many Corinthians dealt with the aftermath of this well-known ancient destruction.

Presenter(s)
Sarah James, Ph.D. Department of Classics, University of Colorado-Boulder