Workshop München 2017 – Programme

The Polis before the Persian Wars: Interdisciplinary Approaches

International Workshop for Junior Researchers
23rd-24th February 2017
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München




– 8.45 – 9.15: Registration

– 9.15 – 9.30: R. M. Schneider (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Welcome

– 9.30 – 9.45: Welcome Address of the Organisers

 Session 1: Burial Customs

– 9.45 – 10.15: Keynote Speaker – A.-M. D’Onofrio (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale), From Burials to Society: an Archaeological Approach to the Rise of the Athenian Aristocracy

– 10.15 – 10.45: M. Kontopanagou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports), The Submycenaean and Protogeometric Cemetery on 2 Herodou Attikou Street, Athens, Greece: Remarks on the Spatial Distribution of the Athenian Cemeteries and Burial Customs at the Transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age

– 10.45 – 11.15: J. Wilde (Universität zu Köln), Ladies Returned. Zu zyprisch inspirierten Gefäßformen im früheisenzeitlichen Gefäßrepertoire Attikas

 Coffee break (15 minutes)

– 11.30 – 12.00: S. Dalsoglio (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale), From Amphorae to Cauldrons: Urns at Athens in the Early Iron Age and in the Orientalizing Period

– 12.00 – 12.30: A. Doronzio (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale), A Fresh Look at the Kerameikos Necropolis: Social Complexity and Funerary Variability in 7th Century B.C. Athens

– 12.30 – 13.00: Discussion of the first session

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch


Session 2: Settlement and Architecture

 – 14.30 – 15.00: Keynote Speaker – E. Sioumpara (Greek Ministry of Culture, Service for the Restoration of the

Acropolis Monuments), Die erste Monumentalisierung der Akropolis im 6. Jh. v. Chr. als die materielle Manifestation der neuen Polis von Athen

– 15.00 – 15.30: V. Capozzoli (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Looking for the Necropolis of Athens in the 6th Century B.C.: New Remarks on the Preclassical City

– 15.30 – 16.00: M. Litsa (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Thucydides II.15 on Primitive Athens: a New Interpretation

 Coffee break (15 minutes)

– 16.15 -16.45: A. Alexandridou (F.R.S.-FNRS CReA, Université libre de Bruxelles), M. Chountasi (Independent Researcher), Rethinking Early Iron Age Athens: New Finds from the Area of the Academy of Plato

– 16.45 – 17.15: I. Kaoura (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Between Tradition and Innovation: The Late Archaic Telesterion at Eleusis Reconsidered

– 17.15 – 17.45: Discussion of the second session

19.00: Evening Lecture

S. Chrysoulaki (Ephor, Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus, Western  Attica, and the Islands), Phaleron Delta – The Archaic Necropolis at the Southern Edge of the City

Followed by a reception in the Griechensaal



 Session 3: Religion

 – 9.30 – 10.00: Keynote Speaker – F. de Polignac (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Archaïque et archaïsant. Quelques questions à propos de la représentation du paysage religieux attique

– 10.00 – 10.30: C. Graml (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Artemis in Athens

– 10.30 – 11.00: D. Chatzivasiliou (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Apollon in Athens

 Coffee break (15 minutes)

– 11.15 -11.45: G. Gavalas (Independent Researcher), V. Georgaka (Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens), M. Dourou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens), Humble Votives and Folk Religion in Archaic Athens: Terracotta Figurines and Textile Tools from Sanctuaries on the Acropolis and Its Surroundings

– 11.45 – 12.15: S. Theodoraki (University of Alcalá, Madrid), The Genos of Salaminioi and the Cult of Heracles-God

– 12.15 – 12.45: Discussion of the third session

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch


Session 4: Politic and Society

 14.30 – 15.00: Keynote Speaker – A. Duplouy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), The Making of the Greek City: an Athenian Case Study

– 15.00 – 15.30: C. Horst (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Die archaische Agora von Athen im Kontext politischer Versammlungsplätze in der griechischen und altorientalischen Welt

– 15.30 – 16.00: A. Bartzoka (Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne, UMR 8167), Être héliaste au VIe siècle? Quelques remarques sur les lieux de rassemblement dans l’Athènes archaïque

– 16.00- 16.30: M. Verčík (Charles University, Prague), Marathon ohne Phalanx? – Griechische Kriegsführung und die Entstehung der Polis aus der Sicht der Archäologie

 Coffee break (15 minutes)

 – 16.45 – 17.15: V. Mussa (Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne), Autour du collège des trésoriers d’Athéna sur l’Acropole à l’époque archaïque

– 17.15 – 17.45: M. Valente (Università degli Studi di Torino), Archaic Athens and Tyranny: the Origins of the Athenian Public Finances

– 17.45 – 18.15: S. Gallotta (Università degli Studi della Basilicata), Alcune osservazioni sugli Sciti ad Atene in età arcaica

– 18.15: Discussion of the fourth session and concluding remarks

19.00: Dinner for speakers

International Research Network on the history and archaeology of Pre-classical Athens

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