05 Oct 2021
18:15  - 20:00

Ort:
Hybrid Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 01 / online via Zoom

Organisator:
Fachbereich Alte Geschichte, Sabine Huebner

Öffentliche Veranstaltung, Gastvorlesung / Vortrag / VLan

Antinoopolis in the 3rd century CE, Crisis or Transformation?

Vortrag von Francois Gerardin (Basel) im Rahmen des Kolloquiums «Zur neueren Forschung in der Alten Geschichte» im HS 2021

Historians commonly agree on the existence of a period of instability in the third century CE. If no full-scale crisis occurred, undoubtedly, external pressures as well as internal tensions concurred to bring the transition to the new world of late antiquity. Each city of Roman Egypt, a province well-documented by papyri, reflected this process differently. This talk draws on a review of all textual evidence for Antinoopolis to elucidate role of Hadrian's city foundation in the evolution of Roman Egypt during the “short” third century CE (235-284). In accordance with the methodology of the Urban Biographies project, it look at a moment of “crisis” from the perspective of the people of Antinoopolis—city officials, soldiers, athletes, and cult personnel, among others—and the urban spaces they inhabited. Comparison with other cities of Egypt in the same period will interrogate the supposedly unique character of Antinoopolis as city of the “New Hellenes.”

 

Zoom-Link: https://unibas.zoom.us/j/67030432472?pwd=Y2JaeFM2OWJUL1ZjTXFGQUowaDBVUT09
Meeting-ID: 670 3043 2472
Kenncode: KollHS21


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