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Sacred Treasures - Collecting in Greek and Roman Sanctuaries

Seminar, organized by Jane Fejfer (University of Copenhagen) and Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus University)

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Friday 9 December 2016,  at 09:00 - 19:00


Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen

See presentation and programme in pdf.

This seminar explores new ways of understanding the relationship between artefact assemblages and sacred space. From archaeological finds, inventories recorded in stone, and literary sources we know that Greek and Roman temples and sanctuaries were filled with art, in some cases of considerable (and even mythical) antiquity. These assemblages of artifacts were first and foremost sacred offerings to the gods and were used in rituals, for mediating the relationship between the human and the divine sphere.

Speakers and discussants:
Anna Anguissola (Pisa) , Ruth Bielfeldt (Munich), Gabriella Cirucci (Pisa) Marco Galli (Sapienza), Athena Kirk (Cornell), Richard Neudecker (DAI) Josephine Shaya (Wooster), Miguel John Versluys (Leiden), Caroline Vout (Cambridge)

Registration required: tmk@cas.au.dk

Funded by the Sapere Aude research project “The Emergence of Sacred Travel” (AU), the research programme “Classical Antiquity and its Heritage” (AU), and the SAXO Institute (KU).