11/5: Imperial Life: Aelia Capitolina, Ascalon, and Beth She’an/Scythopolis

Magness, Holy Land, pp. 271-85 (chapter 13).

Moshe Fischer, “The Basilica at Ascalon: marble, imperial art and architecture in Roman Palestine,” The Roman and Byzantine Near East: Some Recent Archaeological Research. J. Humphrey, ed. JRA Supplement 14 (1995), pp. 121-50.

Elise Friedland, “Art as Cultural Artifact: Roman Sculpture in the Semitic East,” 100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East, D. R. Clark and V. H. Matthews, eds. (American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston: 2003), pp. 331-44.

Additional Reading

Mark A. Chancey and Adam L. Porter, “The Archaeology of Roman Palestine,” Near Eastern Archaeology 64 (2001), pp. 164-203.

Hillel Geva, “Searching for Roman Jerusalem,” Biblical Archaeology Review 23.6 (1997), pp. 34-49, 72-73.

Menahem Magen, “Recovering Roman Jerusalem – The Entryway Beneath Damascus Gate,” Biblical Archaeology Review 14.3 (1988), pp. 48-56.