AIA Montreal Day One: Sculpture and Slavery

I arrived early at the Palais des Congrés, but registration turned out to be a breeze. The morning was spent almost entirely in the “(Re)Considering Roman Sculpture“ session, chaired by Elaine Gazda (Michigan). Due to a no-show and a cancellation, the session was unfortunately down to five papers. During the long break I had hoped […]

Statue Bases and Mutilated Inscriptions

Congratulations to Jakob (Munk Højte), whose PhD dissertation “Roman Imperial Statue Bases from Augustus to Commodus” now finally is available from Aarhus University Press in the new-format Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity (ASMA) vol. 7. As Philip (Harland) has shown in a series of recent posts epigraphy is an incredibly valuable source to the ancient […]