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"From the Ground Up: The Archaeological Evidence for Republican Roman Sacrifice"
Start Date: 9/14/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 9/14/2017End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description
Dr. Claudia Moser
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara

This talk focuses on S. Omobono, an Archaic and Republican sanctuary in Rome, and explores what we can learn about Roman sacrifice through study of the material remains of sacrifice and the architectural settings in which the ritual occurs. I will argue that by examining the material record of sacrifice -- the aniconic altars of the Republican period, their relations to the natural and built landscape, and the accompanying archaeological evidence of the ritual -- we can form a comprehensive view of the procedure of sacrificial ritual, detailing aspects of the practice that might be absent from or inconsistent with what is found in images or texts. In this talk, I will integrate various types of evidence (topographic and architectural evidence, zooarchaeological material, and votive crafted goods) to reveal a sacrifice that is intricately linked to the sanctuary in which it is enacted, a sacrifice that is local and site-specific.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hatfield Library  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hatfield Room
Contact Information:
Name: Reyna Meyers
Phone: 503.370.6615
Admission / Ticket Info:
This event is free and open to the public
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University, Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

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