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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John Dobbins is with the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), Boston University, and College of the Holy Cross.  He... Read More

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