Pharos, The Canadian-Hellenic Cultural Society presents lectures on all aspects of Greek culture from ancient history, literature and archaeology to modern traditions including dance and music. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the last Monday of October-November and January-April in the Upper Hall of the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Everyone is welcome: admission is by annual membership or donation at the door.
20 Jan 2013
January + February 2013
Monday 28 January 2013 at 7:30 pm
Unraveling Sacred Mysteries: Cult
Centers in Roman Macedonia
KatherineCrawford, UBC Department of Classical, Near East & Religious
The Egyptian goddess Isis’ position amongst the
mystery cults of the Greco-Roman world enveloped the cult in mystery and
speculation. Despite the cult’s popularity, evidence for its practice within
Roman Macedonia remains relatively scarce. This talk will explore the cult of
Isis and its position amidst the cities of Philippi, Dion, and Amphipolis.
These cities were considered important religious centers during the Roman
period and excavations have revealed evidence of Egyptian temple structures.
How the cult of Isis was incorporated into the religious environment of these
cities will provide an indication as to its reception and importance in
comparison to other religious structures.
Monday 25 February 2013 at
Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete Prof Kevin Glowacki,
Department of Architecture, Texas
A & M University
Kevin Glowacki is an archaeologist specializing in the
domestic architecture of the ancient Mediterranean. This lecture will discuss
current archaeological approaches to the study of ancient dwellings, families
and communities on the island of Crete. Through several case studies, Dr.
Glowacki will explore how researchers work to find meaningful relationships
between the "house" (the physical, architectural structures and
associated features most commonly encountered in the archaeological record) and
the "household" (the people and groups who lived, worked and
interacted in these areas).