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Logistics in Greek Sanctuaries

Exploring the Human Experience of Visiting the Gods

Thursday 13 September 2018 - Sunday 16 September 2018

18:00 - 20:00

Acropolis Museum (Auditorium) & Italian School (Lecture Hall)
117 42 Athens
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Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102

Attached files: Programme, Abstracts

Greek sanctuaries have been studied for more than 150 years, but mainly with a focus on temples, statues, monuments and sacrificial ritual. Our conference adopts a different perspective, that of the human visitor, in order to explore the hands-on, logistical experience of someone coming to a Greek sanctuary. Of interest is how people travelled to the location and once there, the logistics as to where they slept, cooked, ate, drank and took care of their hygiene, but also how trash and waste were handled, how transport and sacrificial animals were cared for, and if markets occurred and what was bought and sold. In short, to what extent did the architecture and activities in Greek sanctuaries reflect the needs of the humans and animals present? A more profound understanding of the practical and mundane activity at sanctuary visits offers new perspectives to the traditional study of Greek cult places by focusing on other sides of ancient Greek religion and society than those usually explored.

Events by Month

1
Thursday 01/11/2018
Time

Arne Dahl - Πέτρος Μάρκαρης

IANOS, Σταδίου 24, Αθήνα
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20:30 22:00
2
Friday 02/11/2018
Time

Arne Dahl - Γρηγόρης Αζαριάδης

Ευριπίδη, Λ. Κηφισίας 310, Αθήνα
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19:00 21:00
6
Tuesday 06/11/2018
Time

Jenifer Neils: Bulls and Rams for Erecththeus? Sacrificial Animals on the Parthenon Frieze

Swedish Institute at Athens

Mitseon 9, Athens


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15:00
16
Friday 16/11/2018
Time

Aegean Lecture by F. Iacono

Swedish Institute at Athens
117 42 Athens
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Swedish Institute at Athens, Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory, 210 9232102


19:00 21:00
22
Thursday 22/11/2018
Time

The Martin P. Nilsson Lecture on Greek Religion by Prof. Angelos Chaniotis

Italian School (Lecture Hall) & Swedish Institute at Athens
117 42 Athens
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Swedish Institute at Athens, 210 9232102


19:30 21:00
27
Tuesday 27/11/2018
Time

Christina Mitsopoulou: 2008-2018: the Kernos- Plemochoe issue reconsidered

Swedish Institute at Athens
Mitseon 9
117 42 Athens
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SIA, 210 9232102


15:00

Coming Events

22
NOV

The Martin P. Nilsson Lecture on Greek Religion by Prof. Angelos Chaniotis

Time: 19:30-21:00, Italian School (Lecture Hall) & Swedish Institute at Athens, Athens Google Map

27
NOV

Christina Mitsopoulou: 2008-2018: the Kernos- Plemochoe issue reconsidered

Time: 15:00, Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens Google Map