Discovering Perge: Celebrating 65 Years of Excavations on Turkey's Mediterranean Coast

AIA Society Event: Boston

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, School of Law, 12th Floor Lounge
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

A lecture by Inci Delemen of Istanbul University.

The glorious story of Perge, located near Turkey's Mediterranean coast and modern Antalya, began in prehistoric times and continues today with its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  As the captial of ancient Pamphylia, Perge gained a preeminant status, and it remains an important source for understanding Classical cities.  Its impressive remains, especially of the Hellenistic, Imperial Roman, and Late Roman periods, include remarkably well-preserved city walls, streets, baths, an agora, a theater, and a stadium, all of which together provide insight into aspects of ancient urban planning.  Additionally, much of the city was elaborately adorned with a vast assemblage of sculpture that suggests Perge's role as one of the most important sculpture ateliers of its time.

With continuous Istanbul University exploration of the site since 1946, the project now celebrates its 65th anniversary, making it the longest-running all-Turkish excavation in the country.  Dr. Delemen is a long-time member of the excavation team; his lecture coincides with a traveling poster exhibition that marks this special occasion and will be on view at the same location.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

Borrowed Gods?: The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyrpus

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Room 224
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

Lecturer: Derek Counts

Abstract: Borrowed Gods? The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyprus

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Room 675
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

Lecturer: Gregory S. Aldrete

Abstract: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under

Lottery Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Coin Hoards and Hoarding in Britain: Buried with the Intention of Recovery or Votive Deposits?

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Harvard University, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110
Cambridge, MA
United States

Lecturer: Roger Bland

Abstract: Coin hoards and hoarding in Britain: buried with the intention of recovery or votive deposits?

Metcalf Lecture

Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

Synagogues as Design for the Divine: Jewish Cultural Identity and Constructions of Sacred Space in the Ancient Mediterranean World

AIA Society Event: Boston

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, CAS Room 224
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
United States

Lecturer: Karen Stern

Abstract: Synagogues as Design for the Divine: Jewish Cultural Identity and Constructions of Sacred Space in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Magic and Religion in Ancient Corinth

AIA Society Event: Boston

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, CAS 522
Boston, MA
United States

Lecturer: Ronald Stroud

Abstract: Magic and Religion in Ancient Corinth

Norton Lecture

AIA Society: Boston

Society Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

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