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Sunday Sept 30: "Rome in Extremis: Outsiders and Incendiaries in the Greco-Roman World"




For any of those local to New York City, Columbia University’s Classics and History departments are hosting an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the concept and expression of periphery in the ancient world.  Prof. Susanna Elm of U.C. Berkeley is our keynote speaker.  Please come to whatever you can (you need not be present for the whole thing)! 



8:30 a.m.

9-10:20 a.m.
Simon Ford (Oxford): “Quiet Riot, Imperial Responses to the ‘Religious’ Riots following the Council of Chalcedon”
Stephanie Bolz (Michigan): “The Christianization of Magic in the Legal Discourse of the Theodosian Code”

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Joshua Ezra Burns (Yale): “Jewish Ethnicity, Christian Belief, and the Negotiation of Roman Civic Identity in the Provincial Near East”
Jenny Labendz (JTS): “Aquila and Bible Translation Among Jews and Christians”
Adam Gregerman (Columbia): “The Polemical Construction of the Jews as Outsiders in Early Christian Interpretations of the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple”

1:30-2:50 p.m.
Gus Grissom (U. Maryland): “Romanitas on the Red Sea: How a Legion ‘Romanized’ Ancient Ayla”
Justin Dombrowski (Columbia): “Were Rabbis Behind the Babatha’s Date-Crop Sale? A Re-examination in Light of Papyrological Data”

3-4:20 p.m.
Elizabeth Greene (UNC): “Between Romans and Barbarians” Representations of Auxiliary Soldiers in Rome”
Loren Spielman (JTS): “Playing Roman: Jewish Identity and Roman Games in Herodian Jerusalem”

Susanna Elm (UC Berkeley): Keynote Address

September 7, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Justin, do you want people to register or just show up?

    Comment by Jared | September 9, 2007 | Reply

  2. Just show up.

    Comment by JD | September 9, 2007 | Reply

  3. What will Susanna Elm be speaking on?

    Comment by Jared | September 10, 2007 | Reply

  4. She hasn’t said yet. I’ll let you know.

    Comment by JD | September 10, 2007 | Reply

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