CLA 547 / PAW 503 / HLS 547 / HIS 557

Problems in Ancient History: Transformations of Culture in Late Antiquity

Helmut Reimitz and Alberto Rigolio

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Relying on material and textual evidence, the seminar explores the cultural history of the Mediterranean World in the Late Antique period by focusing on continuities and transformations in fields such as literate education, transmission of knowledge, religious change, formation of identity, and legal practice. We discuss key concepts such as Romanization, paideia, religious conversion, democratization of culture, centre and periphery from the early Empire to the emergence of post-Roman cultures and societies. Attention is paid to past scholarship as well as to innovative approaches based on new evidence and methods.

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