The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce the final lecture in its 2016–2017 lecture series:
Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:15 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium
Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College, explores how Byzantine women’s bodies were put in dialogue with visual and textual portrayals of pagan goddesses and heroines, and how these practices changed in fundamental ways from the early to middle Byzantine eras.
Mary Jaharis Center lectures are co-sponsored by Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.