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R.R.R. Smith (Oxford)

Talk title: The Archaeology of Antinous and a bust from Roman Syria

Abstract: The talk presents an inscribed bust of Antinous and sets it in the context of his empire-wide archaeology. The bust is an old find that has recently re-surfaced. Its study, conservation, and significance will be described, and some more general points about Antinous’ cult and the shape of his archaeological remains will be made.