Exactly 2500 years ago the Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, the turning point in the Persian Wars. Cities across the Greek world erected monuments to mark this and other battles with sculpture, paintings and poetry. War memorials thus became a major part of public art in ancient Greece, decorating urban spaces, and serving as a powerful reminder of past sacrifices. From Athens to Corinth to Olympia, these monuments became symbols of heroism, memory and Hellenic identity. Some even survive to the present day, imitated by modern memorials and redeployed in new cities and distant lands.
Dr. Amelia R. Brown is Lecturer in Greek History and Language in the Classics and Ancient History discipline of the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland. She holds a PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from U.C. Berkeley, and also studied History, Hellenic Studies and Visual Arts at Princeton University. Her research interests include ancient sculpture, Greek religion and the port cities of the ancient Mediterranean.
A UQ Art Museum partnership with the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, Faculty of Arts, during Research Week 2010.
Please note this public lecture will be held in the ICTE Auditorium in the Sir Llew Edwards Building, (No 14) which is located diagonally across from the UQ Art Museum. See link to map above.
Refreshments will be served, after the lecture, in the foyer of the UQ Art Museum. Our current exhibitions Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aurukun Aboriginal Art and Sidney Nolan: the Gallipoli Series will be open for viewing until 8.30pm, and including Brook Andrew Jumping Castle War Memorial outside the UQ Art Museum.
Free. All welcome.
Refreshments served after the talk.
RSVP acceptances 15 September.
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