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Open Seminar: Temple of Artemis, rediscovering the wonder:  John Turtle Wood (and his wife)
Title:
Open Seminar: Temple of Artemis, rediscovering the wonder: John Turtle Wood (and his wife)
When:
27.09.2018 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

The temple of Artemis at Ephesus was held to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, yet it disappeared from sight for centuries until an enterprising English architect, John Turtle Wood, set upon rediscovering it.

In this illustrated talk I shall look at how he and his wife went about it and the trials and tribulations they faced, quoting extensively from contemporary accounts, included his own.

Bio

Tim Parkin joined the Classics and Archaeology department at the University of Melbourne in 2018 as the inaugural Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair in Classics.
Before this he had spent over eleven years as Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester (UK). He is a New Zealander by birth who was awarded a D.Phil. at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and who, since 1989, has worked in universities in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, as well as spending 14 months in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. Tim’s teaching covers both Greek and Roman history and classical languages.


His main research is in ancient history, particularly Roman social, cultural, and demographic history. Among his publications are Demography and Roman Society (1992), Old Age in the Roman World: A Social and Cultural History (2003), Roman Social History: A Sourcebook (2007), and The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World (2014). He is currently working on, inter al., ancient sexual health, in particular sexually transmitted diseases.

Sponsors

We thank the following donor for making this seminar possible: Jim Bossinakis.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

You too can donate for one or more seminars and (optionally) let your name or brand be known as a patron of culture to our members, visitors and followers, as well as the broader artistic and cultural community of Melbourne.  Please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 03 9662 2722.

We also like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support:

2018 seminars sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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