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Kostonas AAIA@Adelaide Greek Archaeology Public Lecture

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Greece and the Near East in the Early 1st Millennium BCE

The complex and dense networks of interaction that linked Greece and the Near East were severely dismantled in the late 2nd millennium BCE. In following centuries, connections were gradually restored through the agency of both Greeks and Near Easterners - especially the Phoenicians - and, by the 7th century BCE, Greek culture was strongly Orientalizing. This lecture promotes the concept of “Orientalizing” as a dimension rather than a phase of ancient Greek culture, and explores the manipulation of the East by different Greek social groups during the Early Iron Age (early 1st millennium BCE). Particular emphasis is given to the regions and groups of people that pioneered the restoration of interconnection between Aegean and Near East; and on the variations in the modes of production, distribution and consumption of Near Eastern styles within the Aegean.

Prof. Antonis Kotsonas is the 2018 AAIA Visiting Lecturer. He has published widely on this period, specialising in the pottery from a number of sites including Knossos and Eleutherna on Crete, and Methone in northern Greece. His visit is sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA, at the Univesrity of Sydney), the SA Friends of the AAIA and the Dept of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Adelaide.

The lecture will be held in Napier G04 Lecture Theatre, on the ground floor of the Napier Building, North Tce campus, The University of Adelaide.

This is a free public lecture. All are welcome to attend.

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