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Jews in the Roman Bathhouse
Is it time to rethink the relationship between Judaism and Greco-Roman society?
Dear Classical Wisdom Readers,
Public bathhouses embodied the Roman way of life, from food and fashion to sculpture and sports. The most popular institution of the ancient Mediterranean world, the baths drew people of all backgrounds....but were all welcome there?
Using the Roman bathhouse - a place suffused with nudity, sex, and magic - as a social laboratory, Professor Yaron Eliav reveals how Jews (and Christians) interacted with Greco-Roman culture... resulting in a cross-cultural engagement that shaped Western civilization as we know it.
Join Yaron Eliav and Anya Leonard for a provocative Live Discussion (with Q&A) on June 15th at Noon EST and discover Jews of antiquity and their relationships in the Classical World.
AND as an extra bonus, we will be giving away THREE copies of Yaron's new book, "A Jew in the Roman Bathhouse" to those who have registered.
To join us on the day, or enter our giveaway, simply click "Get tickets" and you will receive a confirmation email. If you are registered, we'll send you the zoom link to join the day of the event.
If you can’t join us live, you can receive the recording if you register in advance.
About the Speaker:
Yaron Z. Eliav is associate professor of rabbinic literature and Jewish history of late antiquity at the University of Michigan. He is the author of God’s Mountain: The Temple Mount in Time, Place, and Memory and the producer of the documentary Paul in Athens.
Yaron's newest book, A Jew in the Roman Bathhouse, challenges us to rethink the relationship between Judaism and Graeco-Roman society, shedding new light on how cross-cultural engagement shaped Western civilization.
I hope you can join us!
All the best,
Founder and Director