Abstract: Gods, Heroes, Athletes, and Warriors: The Quest for Immortality at Olympia

Lecturer: Judith M. Barringer

One of the best-known sites of the ancient world is Olympia, famed for its Panhellenic athletic games, which took place on a four-year cycle. This lecture discusses the large-scale sculpture at Olympia, its themes, placement, and relationship to each other, as well as to the events--political, athletic, and above all, religious--that occurred at the site.

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Professor Sharon Herbert is a specialist in the Hellenistic Near East, and since 1997 has been the co-director of the excavations at Kedesh, in Isreal. She has also excavated in Greece and Egypt,... Read More

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