Today we continue to explore modern constructions of east and west with Thierry Petit, who discusses the origins and significance of the Sphinx in the ancient Mediterranean.
Monthly Archives: November 2022
Blog Post #71: Connecting Humans, Animals, and Things: Work Animal Objects in the Greek World with Adam DiBattista
This week as we continue to explore modern constructions of east and west, we take a look at the work of Adam DiBattista who studies the creation and use of objects made from durable animal remains in ancient Greece.
Blog Post #70: Deconstructing Orientalization with Jessica Nowlin
For the first blog post in our month-long exploration of “east” and “west,” Jessica Nowlin explores the history of the term “orientalization” in Italy, and how abandoning the term could change how we conceive of the ancient Mediterranean as a whole.
Blog Post #69: Beyond East and West: Conceptions of Naukratis
In November we reflect on our conceptions of “east” and “west” through a series of blog posts investigating cross-cultural interaction in the ancient world and modern interpretations of it. We start with a post by our blog editor, Megan Daniels, on the ancient city of Naukratis and its role in 19th-century western European imaginations.