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Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
Submitted by Kari VanDerVeen on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:58am
Mar 4 2014 7:30 pm
Location:Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, 1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN, 55057
Professor Christine Thomas of the University of California, Santa Barbara will be speaking on “Religion in the Rural Heartland: Epigraphic Evidence from Shepherds and Farmers in the Roman Empire.”
A collection of 609 inscribed votive steles from two rural sanctuaries of Zeus in central Asia Minor presents a unique portrait of the religious aspirations of farming and herding families living far from the urban centers that are the usual objects of excavation and publication.