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Antioch was unique among the great cities of the classical world for its position at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and Asia and for being a foundation of the Greek age that shrunk almost to insignificance in the modern era. Students in this course will get exclusive access to the archives and artifacts from Princeton's mostly unpublished Antioch excavations of the 1930s. The focus of the 2021 course will be life in the ancient villa, investigated through the study of the luxury homes situated in Antioch's suburb of Daphne, specifically the building known as the 'House of the Buffet Supper', in use from about 300 BCE to 650 CE.