Posted by: aiawinnipeg | February 25, 2013

Kim Shelton – Nemea and the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

MARCH 3, SUNDAY, 3PM, 237 University College

Kim Shelton – Nemea and the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

This lecture will present the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea and the history of the pan-Hellenic festival and games celebrated there from the 6th to the 2nd centuries BCE. Life on the site began much earlier with habitation during the prehistoric period. This evidence will be discussed along with the possibility of continuity of cult to the establishment of a hero shrine and the establishment of the pan-Hellenic sanctuary in the 6th century BCE.

The Temple of Zeus at Nemea

The festival and games, best known from the 4th century BCE, will be discussed in detail as will also the unique features and structures of Nemea discovered through excavation by the University of California at Berkeley, especially the initial results of the renewed research on the site during the 2010 and 2011 seasons under the direction of the speaker.

For further information about work at Nemea, please visit the Nemea Center website.


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