In Search of Sarcophagi with Barry Ferst
Sarcophagus comes from Greek, with "sarco" meaning flesh and "phagus" meaning eater... but what can a flesh eating box tell us about the ancient Romans?
Dr. Ferst drove a hundred thousand miles across four continents in over fourteen expeditions in search of the remaining 2000 stone Sarcophagi scattered across the globe.
Barry Ferst is Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Islam: Philosophy and Culture, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Art and Beauty, Carrol College. He discusses his book, “Stone Sarcophagi of the Roman Empire” and the amazing journeys he embarked on to create it.
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