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Seminar: Francesco Guizzi (La Sapienza, University of Rome)

Professor Francesco Guizzi will be conducting a seminar at CAM.

Topic: "Water Supply in the Lycus Valley under the Roman Empire (I-III century CE)."

Abstract: "The seminar addresses the issue of the water supply of the two main cities in the Lycus Valley, an area of Asia Minor extending from the Maeander bight to the Lycus river: Hierapolis of Phrygia and Laodicea. Recent epigraphical discoveries shed fresh light on the topic. Among these a proconsular edict, unearthed in Laodicea in 2015, stands out. This public document provides an useful parallel with other sources, both literary and epigraphic."

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will take place in the Papyrology and Epigraphy Reading Room of Butler Library, Columbia University. As this event will be conducted as a seminar, rather than a lecture, and due to the size of the room, space will be limited. As such, Columbia affiliates (or non-affiliates who have Columbia library access) who wish to attend are requested to register for the event. Additionally, because Butler Library is not open to the public, non-Columbia affiliates will be required to register at least one week in advance in order to be granted access to the library for the event. 

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