Our fifth lecture for the 2016-17 season
An Eventful Archaeology of Roman Crete
Prof. Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The history of the island of Crete under Roman rule, like many regions in the Mediterranean, often focuses on the impact of significant events. For Crete, the conquest of the island by Rome from 69-67 BCE and a series of destructive earthquakes between the fourth and sixth centuries CE serve as two examples. But how significant are these events when it comes to understanding social transformation? This talk will take the perspective of eventful archaeology to explore social transformation on Roman Crete and the stimuli that led to those changes.