Sarah Ray


Posted: March 22, 2002


VT - Professor Ross Shepard Kraemer of Brown University

will give a lecture titled “Rehabilitating Salome: Blaming

Jewish Women for the Death of John the Baptist” on Monday,

April 8, at 7.30 p.m. in the auditorium of Middlebury

College’s Twilight Hall on College Street (Route 125).

Kraemer’s talk is the 14th annual Hannah A. Quint

Lecture in Jewish Studies, and is free and open to the


Kraemer, who

also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, has written

extensively on women’s religion in the Greco-Roman

world, with a particular emphasis on Jewish women. Her

widely used collection of primary sources,

“Women’s Religions in the Greco-Roman World,” will

soon appear in a new edition published by Oxford University

Press. She is also writing a new book for Oxford titled

“Jewish Women in the Greco-Roman Diaspora.” Her work draws

on both literary sources and fresh examinations of ancient

inscriptions and archeological remains.

The Hannah

A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established in 1987

by Hannah A. Quint and her son Eliot Levinson of the

Middlebury class of 1964. The mandate of the lectureship is

to provoke thought in the College, the Middlebury community

and the region on issues of the moment in Jewish history,

religion and culture. The event is sponsored by the religion

department of Middlebury College.

For more

information, contact Charlene Barrett in the Middlebury

College religion department at 802-443-5289.