Rethinking persecutions: P.Ryl. 3 469 and the Manichaeans in Egypt
|Dates:||24 November 2015|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Roberta Mazza|
Bought in Egypt in 1920 by B.P. Grenfell , the so-called Christian letter against the Manichaeans published by C. Roberts in 1938 offers a direct glimpse into competing monotheisms in late antique Egypt. Through a new reading and interpretation of the text in its wider context, this paper proposes a different perspective on monotheisms and the imperial answers to the challenges and opportunities they represented for secular power.
Dr Roberta Mazza
Role: Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Classics and Ancient History
Organisation: John Rylands Research Institute
Biography: Dr Mazza is the first Fellow of The John Rylands Research Institute and is Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Manchester. Roberta has a PhD in Ancient History, and an MA and BA in History from the University of Bologna. Her interests are focused on Greco-Roman Egypt and Papyrology.
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