Ancient Olympics

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Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

Event Details

 

Every two years, the modern Olympic Games are held, but now you can learn about their ancient predecessor through art. We’ll explore how this religious event in southern Greece—occurring each fourth summer—developed over the course of 1,100 years and see how it helped unite Greek speakers scattered across the ancient world.

Mike Norris received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. 

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is run by library staff. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.

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Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.