Curator of ancient art to lecture at Burpee

Robert Cohon, curator of ancient art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and Associate Research Professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, will give a lecture at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Theme of the lecture is “Twenty-Five Excellent Reasons Why I Would Never Marry a Greek Man from the Fifth Century B.C.” The lecture will focus on the Greek people of the 5th century B.C. and will cover such subjects as the Greek marriage ceremony; misunderstandings about female anatomy, conception, birth control and abortion; women’s health issues; the legal and political status of women; literacy among women and women’s work. (Note: The lecture contains some adult content.) Cohon has a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. Cohon’s area of specialization is Greek and Roman sculpture. He has published numerous articles and books including Discovery and Deceit: Archaeology and the Forger’s Craft. The lecture is sponsored by the Classics Department of Rockford College and The Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford Society in collaboration in collaboration with the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. The lecture is free and open to the public. Information: 226-4027.

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