Talk: Fashion and Elegance in Ancient Rome
Friday September 25 at 2pm
From the luxurious garments and elaborate hairstyles of the wealthy to the counterfeited gems and fabric dyes utilized by slaves, Dr. Kelly Olson from the University of Western Ontario leads us on a fascinating journey into the world of ancient Roman fashion to discover how men and women dressed to impress.
Talk: Food for the Gods
Wednesday November 18 at 12pm
Savor a delightful presentation by chef and author Karen Dudley based on her award winning novel, Food for the Gods, a historical fantasy novel set in ancient Greece. Discover how Dudley has proven herself an expert at examining the Greek classics and offering the reader an entirely new take on them by weaving in Food Network tropes and Iron Chef heroes we’re all familiar with.
Talk: Rome and Jerusalem: Worlds in Collision
Wednesday December 16 at 12pm
Join Rabbi Alan Green for an enlightening lecture exploring the conflict between Hellenistic and Judaic civilization in the ancient world - a conflict between East vs. West, Rationalism vs. Mysticism, Matter vs. Spirit, and Polytheism vs. Monotheism - and discover how it contributed to the rise of Christianity.