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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Spring 2008

R S 365 • 1-Rome and Jerusalem

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44580 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
BUR 224
Liebowitz, H

Course Description

A comparison of life in Rome and the Land of Israel during the first half of the first millennium designed to enrich our understanding of Rabbinic and New Testament literature, and reconstruct these civilizations during that period. Following the footsteps of our fathers, we will paint a word picture of the atmosphere of the cities and byways familiar to Rabbi Akiva and Origen the Bishop of Caesarea.

Only 1 of the following may be counted: J S 361 (TOPIC 2), MEL 341 (TOPIC 7), R S 361 (TOPIC 24)

Grading Policy

3 exams: 1st- 30%, 2nd- 45%, 3rd- 25%

Texts

The Galilee in Late Antiquity, L. Levine, ed.

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