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03/29/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, II

Why Greek was Preferred to Coptic?

Jean-Luc Fournet

This lecture will outline several possible reasons for the late development of official Coptic. Possible reasons include the nature of the language itself, the prestige enjoyed by the Greek language, the milieu of Coptic’s creation, and the longstanding distrust of the Greek-speaking State towards the legal use of Egyptian.
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04/05/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, III

The Rise of Legal Coptic and the Byzantine State

Jean-Luc Fournet

In the middle of the 6th century, Coptic began to be used in a limited way for some documents other than purely private letters or accounts. Cultural and political considerations may account for the progressive use of Coptic for legal documents, but the key to this linguistic revolution must be sought in the situation of the judicial state institutions after Justinian and before the Arab Conquest.
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04/06/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Exhibition Lecture: A Portable Cosmos

The Antikythera Mechanism

Alexander Jones

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04/12/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Rostovtzeff Lecture Series: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, IV

The Role of the Church in the Growth of Legal Coptic

Jean-Luc Fournet

This lecture will present an unpublished set of wooden tablets from Panopolis (now in the Louvre) attesting the use of Coptic for tax receipts in the 6th century and revisit the archive of Apa Abraam bishop of Hermonthis (c. 595-621) and of the monastery he founded—the largest group of legal Coptic texts prior to the Arab Conquest. These texts will lead us to examine the role of the Church and especially monasticism in the development of Coptic for official transactions.
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04/18/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Landscapes of Death, Landscapes of Conflict (?)

Fortification and Boundary-making in the Late Second Millennium South Caucasus

Alan F. Greene

04/21/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Excavating the Ancient City of Tenea

Dr. Eleni Korka

Dr. Eleni Korka, General Directorate of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Athens will give a special lecture on the excavation of the ancient city of Tenea.
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04/27/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ARCE Lecture: Meet Madame Silsila

An Introduction and Updates from Gebel el Silsila

Trish Coletto

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05/02/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

A Paradise in the Caucasus

An Achaemenid Residence in Azerbaijan

Florian Knauss

05/04/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

AIA Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight

Three Attic Vases from the Century Association in New York

Jennifer Udell

At the end of the 19th century Thomas B. Clarke donated four ancient Greek vases to the venerable Century Association, a private club founded by members of the Hudson River School. This talk serves as a public debut for three of the vases —one black-figure and two red-figure—which have been all but lost to the scholarly and academic community since they entered the club's collection in 1891. I address briefly the phenomenon of private New York social clubs and their impressive art collections before turning to the iconography and the style of the vases themselves.
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