Chris Hallett to Speak at Dodd

Breathing Bronze, Living Faces:The Making of Portraits at Aphrodisias and Rome, to be the topic of Chris Hallett's lecture on October 5, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Dodd Auditorium S150. Hallett has held a joint-appointment in UC Berkeley's Departments of History of Art and Classics since 2001. He is primarily known as a specialist in Roman sculpture, being the author of The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC­-AD 300 (Oxford 2005). But he has just completed the manuscript of a book on literature and the visual arts in the triumviral and early Augustan period: Art, Poetry and Civil War: Vergil¹s Aeneid as Cultural History (accepted for publication by Oxford University Press). Hallett is also a practicing field archaeologist, and since 1991 he has worked at New York University's excavations in Aphrodisias in South-Western Turkey. He is co-author (with R.R.R. Smith, among others) of Roman Portrait Sculpture of Aphrodisisas (Mainz am Rhein 2006).