Aerial view of the temple of Dionysus at Teos, © Teos Excavations, Prof. Musa Kadıoğlu

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Conference, "Hermogenes and Hellenistic-Roman Temple Building in Greece and Asia Minor: Messon – Teos – Magnesia – Sardis"

This is a Hybrid event. 

Penn Museum, Widener Lectuer Hall (Kress Entrance)

You can also join the event via Zoom HERE

Meeting ID: 956 5813 2490; Passcode: 040845

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. Emeritus Orhan Bingöl), on the pseudodipteros at Sardis (Prof. Nick Cahill and Prof. Emeritus Fikret Yegül), on the pseudodipteral temples of Apollo (Prof. Görkem Kökdemir), on Hellenistic architectural trends in Samothrace (Prof. Bonna Wescoat and Prof. Sam Holzman), 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). 

Welcome, Brian Rose
Lothar Haselberger, “Hermogenes, the ‘First Inventor’ - What is at Issue?”
Yannis Kourtzellis, “The Late Classical Pseudodipteros of the Pan-Lesbian Sanctuary of Messon”
10:20 - Coffee break
Orhan Bingöl, “Sanctuary of Artemis at Magnesia on the Meander and Hermogenes” (via Zoom)
Musa Kadıoğlu, “Sanctuary of Dionysus at Teos and Hermogenes”
Görkem Kökdemir, “Pseudodipteral temples of Apollo in light of Vitruvius’s De architectura (III. 2.6)” (via Zoom)

12:20 Lunch
Nick Cahill, “The Sanctuary of Artemis at Sardis Before the Temple”
Fikret Yegül, “The Temple of Artemis at Sardis: An Exceptional Pseudodipteros between Hermogenes and Hadrian”
2:50 - Coffee break
Bonna Wescoat & Sam Holzman, “Setting Up Hermogenes: The Samothracian Prequel”
Mantha Zarmakoupi, “Hermogenes, Hellenistic Architecture, and Rome”
Panel discussion, chaired by Mantha Zarmakoupi
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."