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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. [...]

Aegean Lecture by Theodoros Giannopoulos


Friday 17 April 2015, 19:00 Swedish Institute at Athens (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station) The Swedish Institute at Athens and Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory invite you to the lecture: The traditional paradigm of the Indo-European problem and the “Coming of the Greeks” (in Greek) Theodoros G. [...]

Asea in Arcadia

Jeannette Forsén, 01/04/2015

<p>Asea Palaeokastro. Photo: J. Forsén</p>

Asea Palaeokastro. Photo: J. Forsén

Asea is located in the heart of the Peloponnese. The Asea valley was inhabited, first in the Middle/Upper Paleolithic period (ca. 40.000 B.P) by people making their living from hunting and fishing. During most of the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age there were several villages in the valley, of which the most important one was located on the Asea Paleokastro hill.

Aphidna in northern Attica

Ann-Louise Schallin, 01/04/2015

<p>A 2000 view of the acropolis from the north. Photo: Berit Wells</p>

A 2000 view of the acropolis from the north. Photo: Berit Wells

Aphidna was in Classical times one of the Attic demes and an important fort protecting the northern Attic border. The fortress is situated on the acropolis of Kotroni on the northwestern edge of the Marathon Lake.



From 2010 onwards the Swedish Institute and the Archaeological Ephorate in Lamia have jointly been carrying out archaeological investigations in the western Spercheios Valley, in the modern municipality of Makrakomi, as part of the Makrakomi Archaeological Landscapes Project (MALP) under the general direction of the director of the Ephorate, Maria-Photeini Papakonstantinou…

Annual Open Meeting 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015, at 6.00 p.m.


Lecture Hall, Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15

The work of the Swedish Institute at Athens in 2014
Arto Penttinen, Director

Meandering liquids – libation rituals in Minoan open-air contexts
Monica Nilsson, Assistant Director

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