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The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture

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Illustration of Late Geometric Amphora with Applied Snakes and Funerary Imagery from the Athenian Agora. Piet de Jong (Dutch, 1915–2016). Watercolor; 25.4 x 35.5 cm. Photo: Craig Mauzy

The Art of Antiquity: Objects and Their Biographies from the Athenian Agora

Speaker: John K. Papadopoulos, Distinguished Professor of Classics at UCLA and Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Sunday, September 29, 2024, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Off-site
CWRU Tinkham Veale Center, Ballrooms A, B, and C
Free; ticket required


About The Event

This presentation showcases the contexts of myriad things—artworks and artifacts— found in the civic center of the world’s first democracy and the commercial marketplace of ancient Athens. This long-lived area, adjacent to the Acropolis, has seen the interaction of people and things from before 5000 BCE to yesterday. The objects found belonged to people, and just like people, they enjoyed a cultural biography. By reconstructing their contexts and biographies, we get closer to the people who made, used, discarded, and discovered the objects we enjoy today.


Limited parking is available at the Severance garage (CWRU’s Lot 29 Campus Center Garage), which has direct access to the ballrooms. Alternate parking options include the CMA garage and metered parking along East Boulevard and Bellflower Road.


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