Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament


The research group focuses on

a) various aspects of the social life of the Graeco-Roman world in which Jews and Christians operated (e.g. household networks and religion, kinship, friendship and other relationships, slavery, prostitution, social and geographical mobility, social groups, everyday life in Graeco-Roman cities etc.) that are part of the socio-historical context of the New Testament texts and therefore provide insight into them, and 

b) artifacts from the Graeco-Roman world (e.g. inscriptions, papyri and archeological findings) that can shed light into the life of Jewish and Christian groups of this time. 

Papers that present interdisciplinary approaches to the topics under discussion and offer new insights and fresh interpretations of Jewish and Christian sources placing them within their socio-historical context are welcome.



Graeco-Roman, Archeology, Epigraphy, History, New Testament, Early Christianity


Ekaterini Tsalampouni
University of Thessaloniki

Patrick Hommel
Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel

Soeng Yu Li
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Syracuse 2023 Call for Papers

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