16 Feb 2010

February + March 2010

February 2010

"The Realm of Kadmos: The Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project"

Brendan Burke
Department of Greek and Roman Studies
University of Victoria

Professor Burke will present an overview of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project in Greece of which he is the co-director. Fieldwork since 2007 has concentrated on evidence for the land use, settlement patterns and burial practices in the plain between Thebes and the Euboean gulf, an area relatively neglected in recent archaeological work but of great importance for understanding the network of communities within the Theban territory.

Monday 22nd February at 7:30 pm
Upper Hall, Hellenic Centre
32nd and Arbutus Streeets
Vancouver, BC

March 2010

"Greek Colonies and Apollo Worship in South Italy and Sicily"

Christie Lane
Department of Classics, Near East & Religious Studies
University of British Columbia

Through the oracles his priests gave at Delphi, Apollo was an honorary founder for many Western Greek colonies, but he was also worshipped as a founding god at Naxos, Aturomenion and Kroton. Worship of Apollo in south Italy and Sicily took various forms, from the grand temples of Syracuse and Selinous, to the humble pillar-shaped images of the god at Syracuse and Metaponto. Apollo was also worshipped at sites with a mixture of Greek and native populations, including the sanctuary of Apollo Alaios.

Monday March 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Upper Hall, Hellenic Centre
32nd and Arbutus Streets
Vancouver, BC