AIA Lecture by Dr. Robyn Le Blanc


The Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Student Archaeology Club at FSU present “Andromeda, Alexander, and Ascalos: Founders and Foundation Myths in the Roman Near East,” an AIA Kershaw lecture in Near Estearn Archaeology by Professor Robyn Le Blanc of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


This talk explores city founders and foundation myths in the Roman Near East. Depictions of these local traditions appear on civic coinage, sculpture, and on the “Caesarea bowl,” and some are described by ancient authors such as Pliny and Pausanias. Foundation myths reflect ideas about the community and its past, and helped forge and maintain cultural, ethnic, and kinship links between and within communities.


The lecture will be held via zoom on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022. 


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Meeting ID: 93621021276


Wednesday, November 2nd 7:00 pm