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AIA Lecture Series: The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in Southern Greece

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Price: 
Free
Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Paleontology Hall
Description

               

View of the Western Argolid.

 

At first glance, the tranquil valleys and mountain passes of the western Argolid give the appearance being of a rahter isolated and unremarkable region in Souther Greece. In reality, this fertile area is crisscrossed by ancient roads and dotted with ruins that testify to its importance to the major powers of Greece from Classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. An analysis of the historical record and extensive archaeological remains shows that the western Argolid was a dynamic landscape whose study sheds new light on big questions in Greek archaeology.

Presenter(s)
Dimitri Nakassis, Ph.D. Department of Classics, University of Toronto