Peter van Minnen- Greco-Roman Papyri

Alexandria in the Age of Augustus: 
The View from Cleopatra's Palace

Dr. Peter van Minnen
Professor of Classics, University of Cincinnati

Friday February, 9th, 2018
6:30 pm: Pre-Lecture Reception ($5.00/person)
7:00 pm: Lecture (Free)

No papyri were ever found in Alexandria itself, but a stack of ca. 120 Greek papyri from Augustan Alexandria was found elsewhere recycled as mummy “cartonnage” (covers). These papyri are mostly concerned with agreements between individual Alexandrians, including Jews, women, freedmen, and slaves. The lecture will explore what these papyri can tell us about the social history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, about the apostle Paul, and about Jesus’ garden-tomb.

Biographical Information: Peter van Minnen holds degrees in Classics and History from Leiden and Leuven (PhD 1997) and has been at Cincinnati since 2002. He is a papyrologist and has been the editor of the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists since 2006.

**This event takes place in Alexandria**
505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
Across the street from Braddock road Metro station.
Venue sponsored by  Maria & Richard Calderon and

Also at the lecture:

During the Pre-Lecture Reception, there will be a raffle for items such as journals, jewelry, DVDs, etc. ARCE-DC members receive an extra raffle ticket.

Meet-the-Speaker & Networking Dinner: 

Immediately after the lecture, join ARCE-DC members and guests for a dinner with the speaker. We will meet at Lena's Woodfired Pizza and Tap-- located just a few blocks away. Each attendee pays for their own dinner and contributes an extra $5.00 to defray the cost of the speaker's dinner.  RSVP to Carol Boyer at