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Architectural Interactions across Northern Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and the Black Sea Regions in the Hellenistic Period*

Athens February 9-11, 2023
Cotsen Hall, Anapiron Polemou 9 (Google Maps)

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Day 1 - Thursday, February 9

7:00 pm Beyond the Northern Aegean: A Regional Approach

Bonna D. Wescoat
Reaching to and beyond the Northern Aegean: An introduction to the symposium

Anca-Cristina Dan
Beyond the Northern Aegean: Setting the Stage - Spaces, Peoples, and Representations throughout the Balkans and the Lower Danube Basin

Day 2 - Friday, February 10

10:00-11:30 Clusters of Architectural Exchange: Tomb Design and Construction

Philip Sapirstein
Tumuli and the Arrival of the True Arch in Macedonia and Thrace

Chavdar Tzochev
The Starosel Tomb: A New Perspective on the Origins of Tholos Tombs in Thrace

Roman Stoyanov
Some Peculiarities of the Architecture of ancient Greek Tumuli in the Northern Black Sea Region 

—coffee break—

12:00-1:00 Building (on) Typologies

Mantha Zarmakoupi
The Architectural Typologies of Bouleuteria and Odeia in the Northern Greek, Macedonian, Thracian, and Pontic Regions

Amalia Avramidou
The Greek Theater in Thrace

2:30-4:15 Architecture, Design and Construction

Samuel Holzman
The Early Appearance of Flat-Arch Construction in the Northern Aegean

Jacques Des Courtils
Thoughts on Roofing the Hypostyle Hall of Thasos

Plamena Dakasheva
The Doric Order of the Roman Agora in Philippopolis

Görkem Kökdemir
Macedonian, Thessalian, and Thracian Footprints in Magnesia on the Meander
—coffee break—

4:45-6:30 Semantics of Architectural Decoration

Ellen Archie
Attacking Griffin Imagery in Architectural Decoration of the Northern Aegean

Nadezhda Nalimova
The “Warrior Frieze” from Apollonia Pontica: Some Reflections on the Sources of Inspiration

Arina Korzun
The Sculptural Frieze of the Roman Theater in Bizye, Eastern Thrace: Interpretation of the Hellenistic Tradition

Laurence Cavalier and Consuelo Manetta
Decorated Ceiling Coffers

Day 3 - Saturday, February 11

10:00-11:30 Building Networks of Trade and Communication

Emil Nankov
Archaeological and Epigraphic Evidence for a Greek Sanctuary at Emporion Pistiros: New Observations and Problems of Identification

Musa Kadioğlu
Roads and Bridges in the Black Sea Region 

Natalia Toma
From Expedient Quarrying to Itinerant Architecture. The Hellenistic Marble Distribution between the Aegean and the Black Sea
—coffee break—

12:00-2:15 Tomb Architecture and Interior Design

Nadezhda Nalimova
Two Hellenistic painted tombs of the Cimmerian Bosporus and their Macedonian “Prototypes”: Liminality and Hero Cult

Tamás Kisbali
The Stone Table from the Naip Tumulus near Tekirdağ and Other Imitations of Objects in Hellenistic Tombs

Dimitra Andrianou, Consuelo Manetta, Daniela Stoyovana (extended presentation)
Furniture and Furnishings in Macedonian and Thracian Funerary Context: An Integrated Analysis of Material and Visual Evidence

Concluding Discussion and Remarks

* Beyond the Northern Aegean is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative.