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Tracing a Monument: Creating Spaces

  • Author(s): Ortiz, Danielle
  • Advisor(s): Miles, Margaret M
  • et al.
Abstract

The Choragic Monument of Lysikrates, 334 BCE was erected by the choregos Lysikrates

— a wealthy Athenian who sponsored non-government funded dramatic productions — to commemorate the first prize of a production he had sponsored in the theatre of Dionysos. Inspired by the publication of classical Athenian architectural engravings of two English architects, James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, many emulations and replicas have been produced long after the erection of the initial monument in Greece. Each version is located in a different geographical space, and through exhaustive investigation, this paper aims to trace the viewers’ approach and the shifting narrative surrounding each version, building from the original to form a larger understanding and critique of the form.

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