Post Augustum

Welcome to Post Augustum, a web site on the history of the Mediterranean world during the first Christian centuries, run by a team of historians who specialize in the period. The site aims to provide a constant update with articles, research, book reviews, news both from the Greek and international academia, and quotes of original sources. Post Augustum Journal publishes high quality original articles, either in Greek or in English.


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Thucydides the Athenian: International Conference June 26 – 29, 2018

This conference seeks to put Thucydides back into his native city, exploring the man within his political and social circles, and delving deeper into the realities of Periclean policy and ideology. An international group of scholars will address these questions through analyses of Pericles’ allies and enemies, and Thucydides’ staging of these characters …

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The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy

Robin M. Jensen, The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy, Harvard University Press, Cambridge – London, 2017.  

The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the two-thousand-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the …

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Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity

Dirk Rohmann, Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission,  Baylor University Press, 2017.   

Only a small fraction of ancient literature survives—less than one percent, estimates reveal. While the reasons vary, it is an irony that Christianity, often regarded as responsible for the proliferation and spread of books and book …

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Lecture: O μάκελλος της Θάσου και η ελληνιστική προέλευση του ρωμαϊκού μάκελλου


O μάκελλος της Θάσου και η ελληνιστική προέλευση του ρωμαϊκού μάκελλου

Speaker: Jean – Yves Marc, Université de Strasbourg

Presented by: THE CIRCLE: Dialogues on Greek and Roman Architecture

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018, 19:00

Location: Austrian Archaeological Institute, 26 Alexandras avenue, Athens

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