Jared Benton: Roman Craftsmen Iconography

Expressions of Pride in the Iconography of Roman Craftsmen

Dr. Benton received a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Virginia,
an MA in Classical Archaeology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s in Classics
from the University of Colorado. Previously, he was a Sessional Lecturer at the University of
Victoria, BC, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University

Professor Jared Benton of Old Dominion University, holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Classical Art and Archaeology. He is the field supervisor for the Contrada Agnese Project, part of the American excavations at Morgantina in central Sicily. An expert on the art and material culture of sub-elites in the Roman world, Dr. Benton has published on craftsmen, bakers, and blacksmiths in Roman iconography and archaeology. His talk, "Pride and Prejudice: Iconography of Craftsmen and Roman Attitudes," will be on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitman Room of Ramsey Library. Sponsored by local chapter of Archaeological Institute of America and UNC Asheville's Departments of Art and Art History and Classics.

For more information, please contact Laurel Taylor (ltaylor@unca.edu). Free and Open to the Public.