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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2005

MES 320 • Rome and Jerusalem

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40910 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 220

Course Description

An in-depth study of Jewish life in the land of Israel during the first 500 years of the Common Era, designed to enrtich our understanding of Rabbinic and New Testament literature. The course will deal with society and social structure, religion, subsistence, education and daily routine. We will compare and contrast Roman matrial culture and values with that of the populations of Judea.

Grading Policy

3 in-class quizzes:30%; 45%; 25%.


Lee Levine, The Galilee in Late Antiquity. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. New York. 1997.


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