PSCO Presentation: Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

Rethinking Josephus’ Antiquities: A Wrap-up Session

Alex Ramos (Penn), Jacob Feeley (Penn), and Jae Hee Han (Penn)


Please join us for the sixth and final session of this year’s PSCO on Wednesday, May 7 from 7 to 9 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of Cohen Hall. In this session. We will attempt to bring together the various pieces of the Antiquities that we have examined over the course of the semester and discuss some of the broader themes and new ideas that emerged out of our sessions, as well as taking the opportunity to assess the initial questions with which we set out on this long journey through Josephus’ magnus opus. Our co-chairs, Alex Ramos, Jacob Feeley, and Jae Hee Han, will provide some synthetic assessments of the previous sessions to facilitate conversation.

Audio Recording

Here is an audio recording of this session.

Suggested Readings

There are no assigned readings for this session, but you are encouraged to skim back over the readings from the previous sessions or to prepare material from sections of the Antiquities not addressed earlier. As usual, the text for the Antiquities can be found online at

Meeting and Dining

All are welcome! As usual, those wishing to dine together before the seminar will meet at 6:00 pm in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall and then go next door to the food court in Houston Hall. Or just meet us in the Houston Hall downstairs food-court between 6:00 pm and 6:45 pm.

As usual, the PSCO seminar will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. We meet in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall.