Hierapolis of Phrygia is located in Western Anatolia in the Lycus Valley (modern Pamukkale). The city was founded by the Seleucids in the late 3rd cent. BC and had an intense urban development throughout its history. The Ionic order was an essential, long-lasting architectural language, used from the Hellenistic to the Imperial age in public and sacred buildings. Through selected examples in the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Ploutonion (Sanctuary of Pluto and Kore), the lecture will show how different architectural models and decorative traditions were wisely combined in the Ionic monuments of Hierapolis to convey symbolic messages. Furthermore, the visual and symbolic hierarchy of architectural orders created by the architects in the design of the sanctuaries will be discussed, revealing that the Ionic order was chosen as a powerful symbol of the local memory and identity.
The hybrid event will take place in English. For online registration, please use the registration link. For physical participation please send an email to email@example.com by 15:00 on the day of the lecture.
THURSDAY, 08.06.2023, 18:00 (17:00 CEST)
Continuity and Transformation in the Ionic Architecture of Hierapolis of Phrygia During the Hellenistic and Imperial Period
Dr. Sara Bozza (ISTANBUL)