The Ancient Rabbis and The Politics of Rejoicing and Mourning in the Roman Empire”rereading expressions of joy and grief in rabbinic narratives of the second-fourth centuries CE as ritualized signals of loyalty and disloyalty to the Roman Empire.
Life in the Tomb: The Funerary Function of a Red-Figure Krater from a Peucetian Tomb” is noteworthy owing to its use of New Materialism and close autopsy to investigate a Lucanian red-figure volute krater as an embodied object and to explore the cultural interaction that produced it. In a paper written with verve that was a joy to read, Marquardt argues that the krater itself offers a point of connection between depicted and lived experiences by orienting its Dionysiac scene, Italic practices of communal drinking, and the grave goods in its tomb.
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