Roman mosaicA public lecture March 20 will explore the mosaics of Zeugma on the Euphrates.

Lecture to explore ancient mosaics

Located at an ancient crossing on the Euphrates River in south-eastern Turkey, Zeugma is home to archeological remains reflecting Greek, Roman, and Semitic influences — notably mosaics that are the subject of a lecture Wednesday, March 20.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will host archeologist Katherine Dunbabin, professor emeritus of classics at McMaster University, to discuss “The Mosaics of Zeugma on the Euphrates: Visual Culture on the Roman Frontier” at 4:30 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall.

Dr. Dunbabin is an expert on ancient art and has authored The Mosaics of Roman North Africa (1978), Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World (1999), The Roman Banquet: Images of Conviviality (2003), and Theater and Spectacle in the Art of the Roman Empire (2016).

Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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