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About the lecture: 

Greek statues of the Classical period were collected in Rome, but less familiar are instances in which old statues seem to have been redisplayed on new bases in Roman Greece. This talk focuses on the bases for three such statues in Athens, within the broader context of the reidentification of older portraits, the reception of the late Classical Athenian sculptors Praxiteles and Leochares, and the formation of sculptural collections in Greece in the early Roman imperial period.

About the speaker: 

Catherine M. Keesling is Professor of Classics at Georgetown University and Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar at the ASCSA for 2022–23. She is the author of The Votive Statues of the Athenian Acropolis (2003) and Early Greek Portraiture: Monuments and Histories (2017). Her research concerns the epigraphical evidence for ancient Greek sculpture as well as the afterlives of Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic monuments in later periods. In 2019, she won the Georgetown College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.