Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium

Veroli Casket, detail of lid with the Rape of Europa. Victoria and Albert Museum (no. 216-1865)

Date: Apr 3, 2017 Time: 6:15 PM–7:45 PM Location: Harvard Faculty Club Address: 20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Alicia Walker 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.

The Harvard Faculty Club is located about halfway up Quincy Street on the Harvard Art Museums side, set back from the road. It is the red brick building with white trim facing sideways at 20 Quincy Street.

Public Transportation
Take the MBTA Red Line to the Harvard Square station.

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Metered parking, Quincy Street and Harvard Street
Paid parking, Broadway Garage at Felton St. & Broadway

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