10 October 2013 Start
11 October 2013 End
8.00 (registration) Time
Denmark Aarhus University

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The Greeks in the Far West

Thursday 10 October - Friday 11 October 2013

To the Ancient World Iberia lay at the farthest extent of the known world – a mythical El Dorado, the home of the silver king Arganthonios and site of the most far-flung exploits of Heracles on the island of Erytheia. During the Seventh and Sixth Centuries BC the Rhodians and Phocaeans established a string of colonies along the Levantine coast the identity and historicity of which remain elusive.

Ancient Iberia remains peripheral in modern perceptions of the Classical World – the Greek colonies are overlooked in favour of their Phoenician neighbours and isolated from the scholarly developments taking place in Magna Graecia. The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars to explore the impact of Greek colonization on the Iberian Peninsula in comparison with other areas of the Western Mediterranean and drawing upon recent developments in the study of identity, colonialism and regionalism.

Preliminary programme

October 10, 2013

8:00 Registration, Auditorium 2, room 211, Building 1253.

9:00 Welcome

9:15 Flavia Frisone, Università del Salento, ‘Frontier history in Magna Graecia and the Iberian Peninsula’ (exact title tbc)

10:00 Jane Hjarl Petersen, Aarhus Universitet, ‘Code-switching as a means of assessing identities in culturally diverse archaeological contexts’.

10:45 Coffee

11:15 Jens Krasilnikoff, Aarhus Universitet, ‘Dionysios I of Syracuse and the West: Mercenaries, and the Spatial order of Rule by One’ (exact title tbc).

12:00 Kathryn Lomas, University College London, ‘Social memory and cultural integration in Hellenistic and Roman Magna Graecia’.

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Rosa Plana-Mallart, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, ‘Les contacts entre Grecs et indigènes dans le nord-est de la Péninsule Ibérique’.

2:45 Marta Santos Retolaza, Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya-Empúries, ‘Emporion’ (exact title tbc).

3:30 Coffee

4:00 Adolfo Domínguez Monedero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ‘Iberia and the Greek world; what role for the Greeks in Iberia?’.

4:45 Raymond Capra, Seton Hall University, ‘The Merchants of Emporion: Selling (and Being) Greek in the Iberian market’.

October 11, 2013

9:00 Pierre Rouillard, Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, ‘Les échanges entre le monde grec et la péninsule Ibérique, du VIIIe au IVe siècle av. J.-C.’

9:45 Pierre Moret, Université de Toulouse 2 – Le Mirail, ‘La Picola’ (exact title tbc).

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Benedict Lowe, Aarhus Universitet, ‘Strabo’s τρία πολίχνια Μασσαλιωτῶν and the Greeks in the Levant’.

11:45 Diana Rodríguez-Pérez, University of Edinburgh, & Carmen Sánchez Fernandez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ‘Fourth Century Greek Pottery from the Iberian Peninsula: Workshops and Iconography’.

12:30 Concluding thoughts.

For further info contact Assoc. Prof. Jens Krasilnikoff.