Volume 2 (2021)
This 2021 edition of Amphora features two peer-reviewed long-form articles and an exhibition review. The first article, by A D Macdonald, examines the question of Alexandria’s conceptual location as being considered ‘in’ or ‘out’ of Egypt and suggests that this discussion has broader implications for the study of Egyptian Judaism. The second article, by Lauren Murphy, examines the visual and literary evidence for the introduction of the cult of Serapis and analyses the cult’s influence on the diverse inhabitants of Alexandria. The exhibition review, by Katherine Prouting, provides a short tour of the Pergamon Panorama and analyses its representation of the ancient world to the modern audience.
Volume 1 (2018)
In both the ancient and the modern world there have always been topics that are considered ‘unspeakable’ due to their illicit, embarrassing, or divergent nature from the cultural norm which we loosely call ‘taboo’. These can range from familial, social, religious, political, or economic taboos placed on those in the ancient world. In this volume of Amphora, our contributors explore subjects considered taboo for the people of the ancient world, and the modern people who study them.