Manipulation of Memory: Public Buildings and Decorative Programs in Roman Cities of Asia Minor
My study focuses on programmatic sculpture from Perge, Hierapolis, Nysa, and Ephesos. My research demonstrates that in Perge the sculptural decoration of monuments heavily promoted the city's Hellenic foundation in the second century AD, but in the third century the emphases shift away from Greek founders to the renowned local cult of Artemis Pergaia. This shift mirrors Perge's efforts to use its major cult to gain a competitive advantage over Side, the city's regional rival for imperial titles and privileges.
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Hellenic Foundation Indigenous Cult and Civic Rivalry
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