Words as art in ancient Greece

University of Arkansas professor Alexandra Pappas will deliver the third annual Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the  Rogers Music Center at Willamette University. "Picture This! Words as Art in the Ancient Greek World" is free and open to the public.

Pappas' talk focuses on the complex relationship between word and image, two modes of expression consciously woven together by ancient Greek painters, potters and poets. She will guide the audience through an examination of how the two media create meaning for their audiences, ancient and modern.

Pappas is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies and World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at University of Arkansas. She was also a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and co-authored "Writing on Archaic Greek Pottery," for Inscribing Images, Illustrating Texts: Art and Inscriptions in the Ancient World, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007.

"Picture This! Words as Art in the Ancient Greek World" is sponsored by the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology at Willamette University and the Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request thanks to an Archaeological Institute of America Outreach Grant. For more information, contact Andrea Foust at (503) 370-6654.