Love and Desire in Antiquity to be Discussed during Trinity University’s 2012 Lennox Lecture Series

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Mary Anthony
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210-999-8441
Sep. 17, 2012

Love and Desire in Antiquity to be Discussed during Trinity University’s 2012 Lennox Lecture Series



SAN ANTONIO - Bettina Bergmann, the Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art, Mount Holyoke College, will be the first speaker of Trinity University's 2012 Lennox Lecture Series on the topic of Love and Desire in Antiquity. She will speak on "Landscapes of Venus," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.  All events are free and open to the public.

Bergmann, an expert on Greek and Roman art, has published articles on the relationships among Roman architecture, painting, and literature. She coedited The Ancient Art of Spectacle with Christine Kondoleon. She is currently preparing two books for publication, one on Roman ensembles and the other on Roman landscape. Bergmann received her doctorate and a master of philosophy from Columbia University.

Other speakers and presentations for the 2012 Lennox Seminar Series are:

 •Andrew Stewart, Nicholas C. Petris Professor in Greek Studies and professor of art history and classics, University of California, Berkeley. "Mighty Aphrodite: Praxiteles, Phryne, and the Knidia," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room.

 •John Clarke, Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor in Fine Arts, professor of art and art history, University of Texas at Austin, "When Aphrodite Became Venus: Love, Sex, and Security in Roman Visual Culture," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.

 The Lennox Lecture Series is made possible by the Martha, David, and Bagby Lennox Foundation.  For more information, contact Rose Cohen-Brown at rcohenbr@trinity.edu or 210-999-7653.