An attendant drags a sacrificial goat with ribbons on his horns, Attic red-figure kylix by Apollodorus, about 500 BC. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Stefan Hornak

Talking to Ancient Gods: Giving Gifts and Reading Guts


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How did Greeks and Romans talk to and worship their gods? Discover with educator Shelby Brown the ancient role of omens, portents, prayers, and sacrifice. Explore human negotiation with the divine, from giving gifts and asking favors to watching birds and reading entrails. Then tour relevant objects in the galleries. Course fee $35 (includes refreshments). Complimentary parking.

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