Description: This talk will cover Greek and Roman ritual in the classical period, including an overview of mechanics, settings, purposes and differences between Greek and Roman practice. The lecture will include a brief discussion of the relationship between magic and religion and end with an exploration of the Roman festival of Saturnalia. There will be a question and answer period following the lecture, and the presenter will provide a bibliography for additional research.
Presenter: Chris Hoffman, PhD Classics, University of California,
Berkeley. Chris has taught courses on ancient magic and religion and
Greek and Latin language and literature at Berkeley as well as roman
civilization at UMBC.
1pm to 2:30pm