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Angelos Chaniotis: Informal Writing in Aphrodisias

February 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this lecture featuring Professor Angelos Chaniotis of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Please contact Dr. Hanna Golab for Zoom information: golab@wisc.edu

Abstract: Aphrodisias is one of the most important findspots of textual and pictorial graffiti and other types of informal writing, such as masons’ marks and gameboards. More than 1000 such items have been recorded in one place alone, a public park (Place of Palms). As they were mostly made by representatives of the lower social strata, they provide valuable
information about society, economy, religion, and culture, such as
professional associations, factions of the circus, the Jewish community,
religious conflicts, entertainment, and the organization of building

Sponsored by the Department of Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies with funding generously provided by the University Lectures Committee.


February 18, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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