The Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society presents Dr. Sarah E. Bond

Date posted: September 13, 2013

Milwaukee – Dr. Sarah E. Bond will speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. on the topic of "Petri Pariter Paulique: Rome of the Martyrs, Pilgrims, and the Dead." The lecture is presented by the Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society.

This talk will explore the early development of the catacombs as a burial space prior to Christianity's growth in the early fourth century, and then examine the ways in which they were used to connect Rome with Christian martyrdom, to promote pilgrimage, and to cast 'Petri partier Paulique' - Peter and likewise Paul - as the co-founders of a new Rome.

Sarah E. Bond (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, B.A. University of Virginia) is an assistant professor of Ancient and Early Medieval History at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. in History in 2011. Prior to teaching at Marquette, she taught at the University of North Carolina in the history department and was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Classics at Washington and Lee University. Her research interests include the social impact and evolution of Roman law, Greek and Latin epigraphy, and digital humanities. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Late Antiquity and Classical Antiquity, and she is in the process of completing a manuscript examining sordid professionals in the Roman Mediterranean.

The presentation will be held in the Black Box Theatre on the lower level of the college's Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

The Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society promotes the study of the archaeology of Bible lands. It organizes lectures throughout the academic year by internationally recognized archaeologists.