The first Greek temples appeared in the 8th century B.C., a century and a half before the creation of the classical orders. These early temples of wood and mud looked very different from the iconic temple we know. This talk examines these crucial early stages of temple architecture and calls for a critical revision of the theories on the beginnings of Greek architecture.
Alessandro Pierattini is a scholar of Greek and Roman architecture whose work combines archaeology, and art history. The author of a 2009 monograph on the Pompeian House, he is a member of the University of Chicago excavation team at ancient Isthmia (Corinth). He is currently working on the official monograph on the early archaic temple of Poseidon. He received his Ph.D. at La Sapienza University, Rome, and is an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 231