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.