Alexander Riehle

Dynamics of Religion and Religious Space in the Ancient Mediterranean (GSAS Workshop, 2018–19)

Religious practices and sacred spaces operated at the crux of Greek and Roman society, acting as both a source of social cohesion and a locus of divisive tension throughout antiquity. Greek and Roman religious practices, generally characterized as conservative and stable, underwent several phases of radical upheaval during moments of shifting political or cultural circumstances. The purpose of this workshop is to explore these moments of religious change in the ancient Mediterranean world, broadly conceived as any instance of transition, disruption, cooperation, reconsideration or resistance related to religion from the Archaic to the Byzantine period.... Read more about Dynamics of Religion and Religious Space in the Ancient Mediterranean (GSAS Workshop, 2018–19)