A new Greek-Swedish collaboration focusing on the ancient city of Hermione


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Ancient Hermione is mostly hidden under the modern city. Photo: Jenny Wallensten

A Greek cityscape and its people. A study of Ancient Hermion/Hermione In 2015, together with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida, the Swedish Institute at Athens commenced work on a joint three-year study of Hermione or Hermion, an ancient city known through written sources and archaeological remains identified through surveys and scattered rescue excavations. [...]



Excavations at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia on Poros were recommenced in June 2015 under the direction of Arto Penttinen.

International symposium, 7-9 July, 2015


The gods of the Greeks liked things. Greek religion is inseparable from its temples, altars, statues, and votive offerings; the last of a dazzling variety, ranging from gleaming bronze tripods or elaborate gold jewellery, to simple terracotta figurines, used shoes and dirty pieces of clothing. [...]

Aegean Lecture by Julien Zurbach & Raphaël Orgeolet


Friday 22 May 2015, 19:00  (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station) The Swedish Institute at Athens and Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory invite you to the lecture: Reappraising Kirrha. New evidence on landscape, economy  and society from Southern Phocis Julien Zurbach (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) & [...]

Double Greek Religion Seminar by J.-M. Carbon & E. Harris


Tuesday 19 May 2015 (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station) 15:00 -16:15 Jan-Mathieu Carbon (Copenhagen University): Greek Cultic Associations, Ritual Norms and Calendars Seminar abstract, J-M. Carbon 16:30-18:00 Edward Harris (Durham University): Towards a Typology of Greek Sacred Regulations: A Legal Approach Seminar abstract, E. Harris [...]

The Athens Greek Religion Seminar by Polyxeni Strolonga


12 May 2015, 15:00 Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Akropolis metro station) Polyxeni Strolonga, ASCSA “Shaping Religious Beliefs: The Case of the Major Homeric Hymns” Abstract Scholars often link the Homeric Hymns with certain rituals and festivals in order to assign an aetiological function to them or to locate them in a religious performative context. [...]

The Athens Greek Religion Seminar by Elene Balomenou


21 April 2015, 15:00 Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Akropolis metro station) Elene Balomenou (University of Athens) “Were Gods Meant to Entertain? Exploring Performativity, Theatricality and Entertainment in the Aegean Bronze Age Religion. [...]

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From The Editorial Committee of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (ECSI).


Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, vol. 11, 2018.

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