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“More Than Glitter: Ancient Jewelry in Greece and Italy,” Lecture by Alexis Castor

March 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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Alexis Castor, associate professor of Classics at Franklin & Marshall College, will present a lecture, “More Than Glitter: Ancient Jewelry in Greece and Italy” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in Highsmith Student Union, rooms 225-226.

Castor will address the multiple uses of jewelry and personal ornament in the ancient world. While such prestige goods have often attracted attention due to their material or craftsmanship, portable objects of gold, silver, amber and other materials often had a multiplicity of meanings for ancient people. Such objects could be used to express status but also frequently age, gender, and ethnicity. She will also discuss how people of all ages wore personal ornaments as protective amulets against harm, to show badges of office, to enchant, and as wearable wealth that could be melted down in times of crisis.

For more information, contact Laurel Taylor, assistant professor of art and art history, and president of the Western North Carolina Archaeological Institute of America Chapter, at ltaylor@unca.edu.


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March 22, 2023
7:30 pm


Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suites (225/226)