Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Erim, Kenan

  • Ece Birçek
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2378

Basic Biographical Information

Kenan Tevfik Erim was born in 1929 in İstanbul. He started his education in Sweden, and in 1948 continued in the USA at New York University. After graduating from the Classical Archaeology Department of New York University, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University. He served as assistant to Professor Karl Erik Sjoquist during the excavations of Morgantina, Sicily.

Major Accomplishments

Kenan Tevfik Erim’s name is associated with excavation of the ancient Aphrodisias settlement, located in Geyre, Aydın. The ancient city of Aphrodisias was a magnificent city which displays evidence of ancient Greek and Roman occupation in Turkey. The city has seen continuous habitation which has contributed to its importance of establishing the developmental sequence of the period. Besides the nearby marble quarries, the settlement was noted for a local sculptural tradition which eventually spread all over the Mediterranean.

Erim, who visited the site in 1959...

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Further Reading

  1. Erim, K. 1958. Morgantina. American Journal of Archaeology 62: 79-90.Google Scholar
  2. - 1969. Two inscriptions from Aphrodisias. Papers of the British School at Rome 37: 92-5.Google Scholar
  3. - 1972. Aphrodisias, awakened city of ancient art. National Geographic Magazine, June.Google Scholar
  4. - 1973. A portrait sculpture of Domitian from Aphrodisias. Opuscula Romana 9: 135-42.Google Scholar
  5. Erim, K. & J. Reynolds. 1969. A letter of Gordian III from Aphrodisias in Caria. Journal of Roman Studies 59: 56-58.Google Scholar
  6. - 1970. The copy of Diocletian's edict on maximum prices from Aphrodisias in Caria. Journal of Roman Studies 60: 120-40.Google Scholar
  7. - 1973. The Aphrodisias copy of Diocletian’s price edict Journal of Roman Studies 63: 99-110.Google Scholar
  8. Erim, K., J. Reynolds & M. Crawford. 1971. Diocletian's currency reform, a new inscription from Aphrodisias. Journal of Roman Studies 61: 171-77.Google Scholar
  9. - 1979. Aphrodisias, in J. Alföldi, J. Reynolds et al. (ed.) Römische und frühbyzantinische Porträtplastik aus der Türkei: 173-209. Mainz: Von Zabern.Google Scholar
  10. - 1982a. A relief showing Claudius and Britannia from Aphrodisias. Britannia 13: 277-81.Google Scholar
  11. - 1982b. Sculptors from Aphrodisias: some new inscriptions (C. Rouechéilebirlikte). Papers of the British School at Rome 50: 102-15.Google Scholar
  12. - 1986. Aphrodisias, city of Venus Aphrodite. London: Muller, Blond and White.Google Scholar
  13. - 1991. Sculptors of Aphrodisias in the inscriptions of the city, in N. Basgelen & M. Luga (ed.) Festschrift für Jale Inan: 517-38. Istanbul.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IstanbulTurkey