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Public Lecture:  Marjorie S. Venit, Ph.D  The Usable Past: Egyptomania as Metaphor in Graeco-Roman Alexandria
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Public Lecture: Marjorie S. Venit, Ph.D The Usable Past: Egyptomania as Metaphor in Graeco-Roman Alexandria

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 7:00p to 8:00p

Jean-Marcel Humbert, the leading scholar of the subject, has defined Egyptomania as the reuse and reinterpretation of images or ornament of pharaonic Egypt by peoples of the modern western world. This talk proposes a broader view of Egyptomania, both conceptually and temporally, as it addresses the adoption and adaptation of as aspects of Egypt by peoples of the ancient Graeco-Roman world, especially those that inhabited the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

The talk considers the later western world’s
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