Throughout the Renaissance period, the Temple became a central symbol in the negotiation of ground between religion and science, Judaism and Christianity, post-imperial powers and rising national states.
Crescenzo Del Monte (1868-1935), Jewish-Roman poet and historian, dedicated much of his life to writing poems in giudaico-romanesco, the dialect of the Roman Jews that he considered a unique testimony of the community’s ties to Antiquity.
Ann Brener (Library of Congress) and Isabelle Levy (Columbia University) will present the life and work of Immanuel of Rome. Immanuel of Rome wrote in Hebrew and Italian, held Dante as model and mocked any notion of identity.
Join Alessandro Saggioro (University of Rome La Sapienza) and Seth Schwarz (Columbia University) for a discussion about the changing status of religious minorities under Roman law, the notion of religion in the Empire and the rise of Christianity as State religion.