Athens-Sparta: Contributions to the Research on the History and Archaeology of the Two City-States. Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Onassis Cultural Center on Saturday, April 21, 2007 [Paperback]

Nikolaos Kaltsas(Editor)

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ISBN: 9780977659852 | Published by: Onassis Foundation USA | Year of Publication: 2009 | Language: English 96p,
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Athens-Sparta

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Organized in conjunction with the Onassis Cultural Center's groundbreaking exhibition Athens-Sparta , the International Conference explored the archaeological and historical elements of the ancient relationship and conflict between the rival city-states, and provided insight into the artistic development of the Attic and Laconic cultures. Particular to these proceedings is the inclusion of papers relating to the archaeology of Sparta and constituting a good starting point for publicizing current research expanding our knowledge of this highly significant ancient city and attesting to its importance in the history of Ancient Greece.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Anthony S. Papadimitriou
President
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation


Introduction
Dr. Nikolaos Kaltsas, Director, National Archaeological
Museum, Greece, and curator of the exhibition
“Athens-Sparta”

CHAPTER 1
The Amyklaion Revisited: New Observations on a Laconian Sanctuary of Apollo
Dr. Stavros Vlizos, Archaeologist, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

CHAPTER 2
An Archaic Head in the Archaeological Museum of Sparta
Dr. Georgia Kokkorou-Alevras, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece

CHAPTER 3
Spartan Self-Presentation in the Panhellenic Sanctuaries of Delphi and Olympia in the Classical Period
Dr. Olga Palagia, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece

CHAPTER 4
Disiecta Membra: Early Terracotta Images on the Athenian Acropolis
Dr. Aliki Moustaka, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

CHAPTER 5
‘Thalassa, Thalassa!’ The Spartans and the Sea?
Dr. Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

CHAPTER 6
Early Hellenistic Sparta: Changing Modes of Interaction with the Wider World?
Dr. Graham Shipley, Professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

CHAPTER 7
Plutarch’s Sparta: Lieux de mémoire, trous de mémoire
Dr. Richard Talbert, Kenan Professor of History and Classics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States of America

CHAPTER 8
Democracy, Knowledge, and Public Action in Classical Athens
Dr. Josiah Ober, Professor of Classics and Political Science; Constantinos Mitsotakis Chair, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, California, United States of America

CHAPTER 9
The Early Greek Polis: From Homer to “Lycurgan” Sparta and “Solonian” Athens
Dr. Kurt A. Raalaub, David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History; Chair, Program in Ancient Studies; Brown University, Rhode Island, United States of America

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