Zakład Historii Starożytnej UW
serdecznie zaprasza na referat
prof. Ine Jacobs
(Oxford)Old statues, new meanings. Literary and archaeological evidence for Christian re-interpretation of classical statuary
Referat zostanie wygłoszony w ramach Seminarium Późnoantycznego, w czwartek, 11 maja, o godz. 16.45, w Bibliotece Zakładu Papirologii, w budynku Wydziału Prawa (Collegium Iuridicum I).
In this paper I will review literary and epigraphic sources as well as material evidence for positive takes on ancient statuary in late antique centuries. I will argue that re-interpretation of statuary, in the sense of allocating new identifications to ancient statues, was much more common among late antique Christians than we currently assume. It is not something that occurred only from Mid-Byzantine times onwards, although Mid-Byzantine literary evidence has been given more attention.