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May 2020

Nicholas Salmon, “Archives and Attribution: Reconstructing the British Museum’s excavation of Rhodes”, AthENIS e-seminar

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

Dr Nicholas Salmon (BSA), "Archives and Attribution: Reconstructing the British Museum’s excavation of Rhodes" This presentation will focus on the excavation of Rhodes by British Vice Consul Alfred Biliotti and French artist Auguste Salzmann in the mid-nineteenth century, and how archives relating to this excavation can be used to retrieve the context of archaeological finds now kept in the British Museum. During the final months of their excavation of Kamiros in 1863-64, Alfred Biliotti kept a field diary that may…

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Antonis Kotsonas, “Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)”. Virtual Lecture

May 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm UTC+2

Professor Antonis Kotsonas (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University / BSA Bader Archive Lecturer 2019-2020), "Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)" Politics and research agendas have had a major role in shaping the archaeology of Crete. This article focuses on the history of research on Lyktos, one of the most important ancient cities of the island, to explore…

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June 2020

HE Kate Smith, “Gennadios in London”, Virtual Lecture.

June 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

HE Kate Smith (British Ambassador to Greece), "Gennadios in London" Ioannis Gennadios was an exceptional figure of Western diplomacy.  Living in London for a period spanning seventy years he penetrated into British customs and character always remaining a great Greek patriot. From 1862, when he first set foot in London to 1932, when he died there, Gennadios shared his time between London and Greece and lived all the excitement and drama of British and Greek history from the eve of…

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Carrie Sawtell, “Χρηστὸς / χρηστή in 4th and 3rd century BC Attic Epitaphs.” Virtual Lecture.

June 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

Dr Carrie Sawtell (BSA, Macmillan-Rodewald Student), "Χρηστὸς / χρηστή in 4th and 3rd century BC Attic Epitaphs" Variously translated as excellent, good, useful and worthy, among others, the epithet χρηστὸς / χρηστή when used in fourth-century BC Attic epitaphs is taken as denoting the servile status of the deceased. The epithet was used across the Greek world, though more commonly in the vocative χρηστὲ, with varying degrees of popularity at different times at least down to the late imperial period.…

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Stefano Frullini, “Synoikisms, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantinea”, AthENIS e-seminar

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

Stefano Frullini (University of Cambridge / BSA), "Synoikisms, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantinea" This event is hosted by AthENIS (Athens Early-Career Network of International Scholars), the new group for postgrads and postdocs, showcasing early-career researchers’ current projects and working papers in an informal and constructive environment. Zoom lecture invitation will be sent via the AthENIS mailing list: please sign-up contact Michael Loy or Eric Driscoll to be added to this mailing list.

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Michael Scott, “The View from the Aegean: Greek perspectives on a global ancient world” Virtual Lecture

June 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+2

Prof. Michael Scott (University of Warwick), "The View from the Aegean: Greek perspectives on a global ancient world" We are used to thinking about Greece in its hey-day as well connected to - and its inhabitants keen explorers of - a wide Mediterranean world. We know well the stories of particular Greeks who ventured further afield, bringing Greek influence to central and southern Asia, as well as exploring as far as Britain to the West. But, by the time of…

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July 2020

Paul Cartledge, “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” Virtual Lecture

July 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+2

Prof. Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” The city of Thebes in ancient Greece has too often been 'forgotten' - for various reasons. But actually there were two ancient cities of Thebes, not just one: the City of Myth (Kadmos, Oedipus and co) and the City of History (e.g., Epameinondas). The latter has been more often forgotten than the former! This short talk, based on a recent book, will seek to introduce both…

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November 2020

Roderick Beaton, “From the Europe of empires to the Europe of nation-states: The Greek Revolution of 1821 in international context, 200 years on”

November 12, 2020

Image: Statue of Bishop Germanos of Old Patras at the Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta.    2021 will mark the bicentenary of the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, or War of Independence. As that anniversary approaches, this talk takes a long view, beginning with the European settlement reached at the Congress of Vienna in 1814-15, known as the ‘Concert of Europe’, and continuing with the disappearance of multi-national empires and their replacement throughout the continent by the nation states that…

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December 2020

Robert Parker, “New Discoveries and New Problems in Greek Religion”

December 8, 2020

Abstract: There are always ‘New Discoveries and New Problems’ in Greek Religion, but the two discoveries to be presented in this lecture are exceptional. In 2013 a large new cache was published of the lead tablets on which enquirers at Zeus’ oracle at Dodona wrote their questions. They extend our knowledge of the very down-to-earth problems that consultants took to the oracle, and they also reveal for the first time one of the ways in which the oracle answered those questions.…

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