Mont Allen, "Dicing with Death": 2020 Sienkewicz Lecture in Roman Archaeology at Monmouth College - Shared screen with speaker view
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Thank you very much for your talk.
That was amazing, thank you!
Thank you for the talk!
Thanks very much. Do you not consider the Sarcophagus of Constanza “playful”?
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
how often were these sarcophagi painted?
Dr. Allen,if you were a Hollywood producer, how would you portray Romans?
Karen E. Lund
Thank you for a fascinating talk. To go back to your introduction, I am in New York City and if not for this being done online there's no way I could have seen it.
I notice that there is so much touching going on in each of the objects that you discussed—the touching of *things* used in role-play and of *one another* to connect each body to one another—do you intend to explore touch in games, gaming, play, etcetera? The haptics, I suppose, of these playful representations? This seems so interesting considering that the body of the deceased is sort of absent or removed from the viewer–in this “nowhere state” you describe death as.
Question: what about artistic credit? Was there any recognition of preferred sarcophagus artist(s)?
I hope these continue to be offered in a virtual matter as well!!
In what locations were these sarcophagi found, and how were they excavated?
Going off of Thomas's question - were the uncarved figures on sarcophagi likely painted as well?
were any other gods depicted with the theme of play on Roman sarcophagi, or was it solely Dionysus?
In your research what is the youngest age child surcofagouses you have come across.
age of child
Alexandra A Carpino
Any relationship between play and inhumation?
what is inhumation
Inhumation is burial in the ground.
Thank you so much for your time tonight! This was very enlightening, and I hope that more lectures like this will be open in the future!
Alexandra A Carpino
Thank you - learned so much!!
thank you so much!
this was wonderful! 😊
are you going to post a link to the recording?
Leo, we do have a recording, so we should make it available from the Classics Facebook page. Check it in the next couple days, and if it's not there, please write me to remind me.