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Classics Series Lecture - Mont Allen (SIU): "'Sleeping Sexy’: Jonah and the Sea Monster on Roman Sarcophagi"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of the Classics
Location
Room 1066, Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana
Date
Mar 27, 2020   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Mont Allen, Assistant Professor of Classics and Art History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Clara Bosak-Schroeder
E-Mail
cbosak@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Mont Allen is an art historian & archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean world.  His research interests include Greek and Roman funerary sculpture, ancient sculptural tools and techniques, Greek mythology, Roman painting, Late Antique religions, intellectual history, and urban geography.He is a specialist above all in ancient Roman sarcophagi: those elaborate stone coffins, often lavishly carved with stories from Greek mythology, that rich Romans commissioned to receive their corpses and accompany them into eternity.

His academic research and other work, including a blog on Roman sarcophagi, strives to introduce these beautiful, astonishing, and profoundly strange relics of antiquity's most important civilization to a modern audience.

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