Lecture: 'Earth and Fire: Ancient Greek Potters and Their Masterpieces'

When: October 25, 2021 5:00pm to 6:15pm

An ancient city was a city of clay: from the architectural terracottas on roofs of homes and temples, to the clay drainage pipes underground, Greeks potters mastered earth and fire to produce almost everything a household and a city needed from the mundane to the exquisite. In this richly illustrated lecture Professor Hasaki provides a closer look at how ancient Greek potters transformed their natural resources into functional ceramics which their communities used as construction material and kitchen equipment in their homes, sacred dedications in their sanctuaries, or commemorative offerings in their graves.

Eleni Hasaki is a professor of anthropology and classics at the University of Arizona and co-director of the Laboratory for Traditional Technology in the School of Anthropology. Her soon-to-be-released book, "Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes", highlights the largest group of depictions of potters at work from the classical world.

Audience: All
Audience size: Medium (51-100)
Price: Free


Campus: Virtual


United States

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Irene Bald Romano School of Art; School of Anthropology

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Irene Bald Romano