The relationship between the Homeric epics and archaeology has been approached through the lens of Homeric archaeology, which involved matching the epics with the archaeological record and identifying realia of Homer’s heroes. However, a range of new approaches have recently revolutionized the field. Drawing from these approaches, this seminar offers a regional and diachronic analysis of Homeric stories about Crete, an assessment of the reception of these stories by the island’s inhabitants throughout antiquity, and an account of their impact on Medieval to modern literature and art.
Presented by: Professor Antonis Kotsonas (visiting professor with the AAIA)
Where: Cultural Collections (lower ground floor), Auchmuty Library, Callaghan campus, University of Newcastle
When: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Presentation commences at 1pm for approximately an hour.
About the Presenter:
The 2018 AAIA Visiting Professor is Professor Antonis Kotsonas from the University of Cincinnati, who specialises in the material culture, socio-cultural and economic history of the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period in Greece and the Mediterranean, especially Crete, the Cyclades, Euboea and Macedonia. Before taking up his post at the University of Cincinnati, Kotsonas worked at King’s College London, the University of Crete, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Edinburgh. He has also served as a Curator of Greek Archaeology at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.
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