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Archaeology Seminar | Disability

Disability and Devotion in Archaic Athens

Dr Debby Sneed | California State University, Long Beach, & CCANESA Apollo Fellow


11 May | 4pm

Religious practice on the Athenian Acropolis in the Archaic period is perhaps best known through the dedications that were buried on the summit after the site was sacked by the Persians in the early 5th century BCE. These dedications include marble statues of young maidens—called korai—as well as inscribed statue bases that record the names of dedicators and, sometimes, their motivations. In this paper, I present the results of my new study on such religious dedications and discuss what they mean for our understanding of religious devotion and disability in Archaic Athens.

To be held on Campus at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. All welcome. Please click here for CCW map.

Image courtesy of Hugh Thomas


Public lecture | 25 May

Dr Sneed will also be presenting a public lecture at the Chau Chak Wing Museum on Thursday the 25thof May at 6:30pm. For more information and to register for a free ticket, please see this link.


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The Department of Archaeology is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

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May 11 2023


4:00 pm


Chau Chak Wing Museum
Chau Chak Wing Museum
Nelson Meers Auditorium



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