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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

Studying Greek Temples:
The Hephaisteion in Athens

Concordia University

Sponsored by Cheryl and Fred Heinecke

Dr. Margaret M. Miles
Professor of Art History and Classics
University of California, Irvine 

The Temple of Hephaistos and Athena (Hephaisteion) has been known and loved by travelers to Greece since Stuart and Revett drew it in 1752, when it was believed to be dedicated to the Athenian hero Theseus.  The interior was excavated in 1939 by American archaeologists in the Athenian Agora.

This lecture presents new findings about the temple, based on study of the context pottery, the notebooks kept in the 1930s, and fresh autopsy of the building. Dr. Miles will also discuss how non-invasive techniques of archaeological study are important for new findings in Greek sanctuaries, including her fieldwork on a temple in western Sicily as a counterpoint to the study of the Hephaisteion.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)