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Hundreds of places in Athens and Attica, and more broadly in Greece and across Europe, are referred to in the speeches of the Attic Orators, the canon of ten speechwriters and politicians from the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Among them are demes and sanctuaries, buildings and even walls. The precise location of many of these places remains uncertain, but often where a place was may have a direct bearing on the text or argument of a passage. In this lecture I will focus on the location of three demes, Paiania, Holargos and Besa, which are among the thirty-two demes mentioned in the speeches of the fourth-century orator Isaios and which, in very different ways, were the motivating factors of my project on Places in the Attic Orators as the BSA’s Visiting Fellow for 2020.

Please note that this lecture will take place at 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

You can participate in the lecture online via Zoom.
Attendance is limited to the first 500 people registered, so please sign-up early via the following link to avoid disappointment:
** Interest in attending this lecture has been large and we understand that many have been turned away once the initial limit of 100 was reached.  We have just opened the lecture up to up to 500 attendees, so if you were unable to register, please try again using this link:
Visiting Fellow Lecture
When: 27 April, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+2
Where: British School at Athens – Athens – 52 Souedias Street