MarconiIt is remarkable that until recently, with the notable exception of painted pottery, there has been little discussion about the patronage of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. My presentation starts with some general theoretical and methodological reflections about patronage as a line of inquiry in the field of art history, followed by historiographic consideration of the study of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. This leads to the core of the presentation, namely, a discussion of public patronage of monumental architecture and sculpture, and private patronage, including sculpture and painting, in the two regions during the Archaic and Classical periods.

Presented by AAIA Visiting Professor Clemente Marconi.

About Classics and Ancient History Seminars

Event details

  • The seminars take place at 4pm, in the Michie Building (09), Room 536
  • Seminars are also on Zoom. Send an email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( for the link.
  • Upcoming seminars can be found here.
  • Please be aware that we are still operating under Covid-19 regulations during public events. Masks are no longer required at UQ locations - however, UQ strongly encourages mask wearing when physical distancing is not possible. UQ strongly encourages all campus attendees to be up to date with vaccinations. And finally, those who are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 7 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 7 days, are asked not to attend this seminar.
  • For those attending in person, if you would like to join us for drinks and/or dinner afterwards at UQ’s St. Lucy's from 5:15 pm, please RSVP by email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( by 9am on the day of the seminar.
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The Friends of Antiquity, an alumni organisation of the University, runs its own series of public lectures, which take place on Sunday afternoons. The Friends’ program for can be found at


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