Professor Sofroniew on gift giving in Ancient Italy
January 16, 2021, 2-3 pm
Professor Alexandra Sofroniew will speak at the Pence Gallery for their Art History Lecture Series on “Homemade Votive Offerings: Giving Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Italy.” Her lecture will be Saturday, January 16 from 2-3 pm (PST) via Zoom.
Ancient Greeks and Romans gave many different kinds of objects as votive offerings to their gods. Left outside of shrines and temples millennia ago, tens of thousands of these dedications have now been excavated by archaeologists, allowing us to glimpse how the inhabitants of early Italy communicated with the divine. So, how does one choose the perfect gift for a goddess? Was it better to go with shop-bought or homemade?
To join Professor Sofroniew, for this talk, register at here.
Also participating in this new lecture series: Dr. William Breazeale, from the Crocker Museum (February), Professor Pat Chirapravati, Sac State (March), and alum Mariah Briel (MA ‘18).
This lecture is generously sponsored by Tandem Properties.
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