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How to Best Your Rivals: Origins, Cult, and the Monuments of Roman Perge
Start Date: 2/7/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/7/2017End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art — Room 215


DR. DIANA NG, ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN The city of Perge in the Roman Pamphylia (modern Turkey) boasted a number of highly decorated urban amenities—like city gates and fountains—that were typical in the Roman Empire. This talk will examine these buildings and their sculptural decoration in the context of the heated intercity rivalries of the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE. Private patrons and public priorities merged together to make a case for Perge’s primacy among its regional rivals, relying on the illustrious legendary beginnings of the city and its widely known cult of Artemis. Diana Y. Ng is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, specializing in Roman art and archaeology. Her interests are centered on questions of civic and elite identities, benefaction, and memory. This year, she is an Associated Scholar with the Department of Art History at Willamette University (Salem, Oregon).
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art  (View Map)
700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855
Room: Roger Hull Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Ann Nicgorski
Phone: 503-370-6250
Email: anicgors@willamette.edu
Perge monument
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and Open to the Public
Event Sponsor(s):
Sponsored by the Sponenburgh Lectureship Fund of the Department of Art History at Willamette University.

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