ANU Classics Museum Annual General Meeting and lecture

ANU Classics Museum Annual General Meeting and lecture
Bronze figurine of Aphrodite, c. mid-later 2nd century CE, possibly Cyprus, ANU Classics Museum 2005.02

Friends of the ANU Classics Museum invite you to an Annual General Meeting and lecture:

Mighty Aphrodite

The Archaeology of Roman Cyprus and Imperial Cult Worship

Cyprus was Aphrodite’s island. The goddess was said to have been born on the coast of Paphos at Petra tou Romiou, and was worshipped on the island for centuries. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite Paphia, located at ancient Palaepaphos (modern Kouklia), acted as a place of pilgrimage. The temple and sanctuary became a key location in the period of Roman domination of the island, and depictions of the goddess in marble, bronze and other forms became increasingly common.

By Dr Craig Barker, Head, Public Engagement, Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney

No prior bookings required. For event enquiries, please contact: classicsfriends@outlook.com

Date & time

Thu 08 Feb 2024, 5.30–8pm

Location

RSSS Auditorium, Ellery Crescent, Acton

Speakers

Dr Craig Barker, Head, Public Engagement, Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney

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