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Classics Scholar To Discuss Greek Komast Vases

Oct. 16, 2001-- WHO: Deborah Tarn Steiner, professor of classics, Columbia University

WHAT: Art Department McIntire Lecture: "Pot Bellies: The Komast Vases Revisited"

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia, Campbell Hall, Room 160

Deborah Tarn Steiner, associate professor of classics at Columbia University, will launch the fall semester McIntire Lecture Series in the Department of Art with a talk on the komast vases of ancient Greece.

Steiner, an expert in archaic and classical Greek literature, Greek religion and mythology, will provide insight into the depiction of the komast dancers, who are usually shown in lively, animated dance, associated with banquet celebrations.

Her books include "The Tyrant's Writ: Myth and Images of Writing in Ancient Greece" and "Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought."

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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