PSCO Presentation

"Locating Martyrdom in the Subdisciplines Concerned with Late Antiquity" — A Panel
Robert Kraft, University of Pennsylvania, Chair
David Efroymson, La Salle University
E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania
David Stern, University of Pennsylvania
25 October, 2001

THE FIRST MEETING OF 2001-02 will be held on Thursday, October 25th, from 7-9pm in the Lounge on the second floor of Logan Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.

Persons wishing to dine with other participants prior to the meeting should meet at 6 pm at Logan Hall (southeast of Locust Walk and 36th Street Walk). Take-out food (Kosher, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian) will be provided. Cost is $7 per person. Please RSVP to the chair, if possible, so that we might have a rough idea of how much food to arrange.

Suggested Readings:

  • Lacey Baldwin Smith, Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World, chapter 1, on definitions
  • Daniel Boyarin, A Radical Jew, chapter 10 (available electronically)
  • G. W. Bowersock, Martyrdom and Rome