Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tsakirgis Lecture, March 5

AIA Joukowsky Lecturer Barbara Tsakirgis will speak on Thursday March 5th, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her topic will be To Honor the Gods: Greek Domestic Religion. This lecture explores the surviving evidence for reconstructing religious practice in the Greek house, with a special focus on the houses and observances in Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.E.

Tsakirgis is Professor of Classics and Art History at Vanderbilt University. She is a specialist in Greek architecture and archaeology, and has excavated in Italy, Sicily, and Greece. She has written a number of articles for the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, and Acta Hyperborea and is the author of The Domestic Architecture of Morgantina in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods.

Please plan to join us after the lecture at Christos Restaurant, for dinner and discussion with Professer Tsakirgis.

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