Yeshiva University professor Steven Fine will discuss the Arch of Titus and Jewish history in the Roman period, exploring the image and symbolism of the arch from the vantage points of various people—emperors, popes, Jews and Christians—who re-interpreted the meaning of the Arch in modern times.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center in the Temple – Tifereth Israel.
Fine’s talk, titled “The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome and Back,” is the Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art, presented by the Department of Art History and Art.
Fine also will show rare artifacts to illuminate the monument’s vibrant history, as the arch itself went from monumentalizing victory to falling into ruin and, eventually, to being restored in the modern era.
The Department of Art History and Art, College of Arts and Sciences and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will present this lecture.