Who Built the Parthenon? with Dr. Diane Harris Cline
- Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium - view map
The ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA LECTURE SERIES present "Who Built the Parthenon?" with Dr. Diane Harris Cline of George Washington University.
Examine the social networks of quarrymen, stone-carvers, road-builders, scaffolding-suppliers, sculptors, metal-smiths, importers and more during the Periclean Building Program of ancient Greece. Follow the birth, rise, and fall of this complex system in the classical period, which provided an optimal environment for creativity and innovation leading to buildings including the Parthenon. Athens sustained such a system for fully twenty years, building temples, a concert hall, and other infrastructure, putting thousands to work and creating an unparalleled city of craftsmen and artists.
Diane Harris Cline is an associate professor of history at George Washington University, and an ancient Greek historian and classical archaeologist. In her cross-disciplinary research, she is a pioneer in the digital humanities, applying social network analysis to study the social ties in ancient Greece. Cline is the author of two books, The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford) and The Greeks: An Illustrated History (National Geographic). She has won two Fulbright awards for her research in Greece, where she also serves as an expert study leader for Smithsonian Journeys and National Geographic Expeditions. With a BA in classics from Stanford and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from Princeton, Cline has taught a wide range of courses on Greek and Roman history, archaeology, religion, mythology, literature, and culture. She has won teaching awards at GWU, including the Columbian Prize for teaching and mentoring advanced undergraduate students in 2017 and the Morton A. Bender award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. For her research, Cline was a Fellow in Hellenic Studies at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in the fall of 2018, and in spring 2019 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Greece at the University of Crete, Rethymno
Cost: Free to the public
- Museum of the Rockies