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Hermogenes and Hellenistic-Roman Temple Building in Greece and Asia Minor: Messon – Teos – Magnesia – Sardis
March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Sponsored by: University of Pennsylvfania
AIA Society: Philadelphia
New excavations in Turkey have rekindled interest in Hermogenes, the Hellenistic architect whom Vitruvius credits with a number of temple innovations (e.g. the eustylos and pseudodipteros temple types). The recent excavations of the temple of Dionysos at Teos (Prof. Musa Kadioğlu) have provided new evidence about Hermogenes’ eustylos at this location. This conference brings together specialists from Turkey, Greece, and the U.S. in order to contextualize this renewed attention on Hermogenes in view of current research on temple architecture in both Greece and Turkey as well as the reception of Hellenistic architecture in Rome. Papers will also present recent excavations and research on the pseudodipteros at Messon on Lesbos (Dr. Yannis Kourtzellis), on the Sanctuary of Artemis at Magnesia on the Meander (Prof. Orhan Bingöl), on the pseudodipteros at Sardis (Prof. Nick Cahill and Prof. Emeritus Fikret Yegül), on Hellenistic architectural trends in Samothrace (Prof. Bonna Wescoat), on the appropriation of Hermogenes and, more broadly, Hellenistic architecture in Rome (Prof. Mantha Zarmakoupi), and on the legacy of Hermogenes in the study of Hellenistic-Roman temple building (Prof. Emeritus Lothar Haselberger).
Organized by Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Classical Studies; and Mantha Zarmakoupi, Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture.
This conference is sponsored by the Center for Ancient Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean Section, and the Williams Fund, Penn’s History of Art Department.