Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 3/21/2000

MARLBORO, VT -- Dr. David Lorton, an independent teacher, scholar, and writer, will present a lecture exploring aspects of ancient Egyptian religion and contemporary philosophy at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3 in Marlboro College's Drury Gallery.

Entitled "Autofellatio and Ontology: Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Problem of Closure," the lecture is funded by a grant from the Littauer Foundation. Lorton, who earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, has authored several books and numerous articles including: History of Ancient Egypt: An Introduction (1999), The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife (1999), and Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids (1997). He also has several works in progress, including a series of four text on ancient Egypt to be published by Cornell University Press.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Drury Gallery is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333. The Marlboro events calendar can be found on-line at

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