Fall 2008 - Robert C. T. Parker - Townsend Lectures

October 1, 2008

Robert C. T. Parker MA, DPHIL, FBA, Fellow, New College, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, delivered seven Townsend Lectures in the Fall of 2008 on “Approaching Greek Religion.”

The dates and titles of the seven lectures were: 

Wednesday, October 1 - “Why Believe Without Revelation? The Evidences of Greek Religion” 

Wednesday, October 8 - “What Greek Gods Are” 

Wednesday, October 15 - “Heroes and Mortal Gods” 

Wednesday, October 22 - “Sacrifice: The Big Issues” 

Wednesday, October 29 - “The Experience of Greek Festivals” 

Wednesday, November 5 - “Religion Without a Church: Religious Authority in Greece” 

Wednesday, November 12 - “The Varieties of Greek Religious Experience” 

Book cover: On Greek Religion by Robert Parker.

On Greek Religion is a part of the Townsend Lectures Series of Cornell Studies in Classical Philology.

TOWNSEND LECTURES. The department of Classics at Cornell University is pleased to announce Prof. Robert C. T. Parker MA, DPHIL, FBA, Fellow, New College, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, will deliver seven Townsend Lectures in the Fall of 2008 on “Approaching Greek Religion.” The dates and titles of the seven lectures are:  Wednesday, October 1 - “Why Believe Without Revelation? The Evidences of Greek Religion”  Wednesday, October 8 - “What Greek Gods Are”  We