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Sephardi Synagogue

24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns

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From Josephus we have one of the most damning of all ancient portraits of Cleopatra VII, highlighting her alleged malevolence towards Jews in her kingdom and towards her neighbour, Herod the Great. In this talk, Sarah Pearce will explore the evidence for Cleopatra and contemporary Jews, drawing on a number of ancient sources including inscriptions, portraits and literary evidence.

Sarah Pearce is Ian Karten Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Southampton. She is the author of The Land of the Body: Studies in Philo’s Representation of Egypt (2007) and of other studies on the history and culture of Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Her recent interests focus, in particular, on our understanding of Egypt’s Jews under Ptolemaic rule and in the early Roman Empire.

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Sephardi Synagogue

24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns

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WA150HQ

United Kingdom

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