Perspectives on ancient Greece

Now available for purchase at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, and Bokorder.se Perspectives on ancient Greece. Papers in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Swedish Institute at Athens By Ann-Louise Schallin (ed.) This volume presents current research related to Greek prehistory and Classical Archaeology and thus serves as a crosssection of the research strategies, which the Swedish Institute at Athens promotes. The topics relate to research, which span from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic times. The reason for putting this publication together is twofold: one aim is to publish the papers, which were put forward by a select number of Swedish scholars who were invited to give lectures at the Swedish Institute at Athens during the celebrations commemorating the Institute’s 60th anniversary on 10 May 2008. The second aim is to honour professor emeritus Robin Hägg, who was the director at the Swedish Institute at Athens from 1976 to 1994. This book thus consists of articles based on the lectures, which were held at the Swedish Institute celebrations on May 10 2008 and also of a number of articles by scholars who wished to celebrate Robin Hägg and who thus joined the venture. Contents Acknowledgements Ann-Louise Schallin | Introduction Mats Johnson |…

Greek sacrificial ritual, Olympian and chthonian

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Greek sacrificial ritual, Olympian and Chthonian. Proceedings of the Sixth International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult, organized by the Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Göteborg University, 25–27 April 1997 Edited by Robin Hägg & Brita Alroth A collection of eighteen papers, read or circulated at an international seminar in Göteborg, that deal with the ancient Greek sacrificial ritual, with special reference to the traditional dichotomy between the Olympian and the chthonian aspect, the relevance of which has been questioned in modern research. Among the special topics discussed are sacrifices to heroes and in the cult of the dead, magical sacrifice, sacrifice to the sea, pig sacrifice and the sacrifice of pregnant animals. Other aspects dealt with include the role of dedications in the cult and the practicalities of ruler-cult, as well as the priest’s role in Greek sacrifice. Several contributions discuss the implications of the recently published lex sacra from Selinous for the understanding of Greek sacrificial practice, reinterpreting previously known inscriptions in the light of the new evidence. Two papers deal with descriptions of sacrifice in Greek tragedy (Aeschylus, Oresteia; Sophocles, Trachiniae). There is a bibliographical survey of faunal remains from Greek sanctuaries…

Opuscula Atheniensia 25–26 (2000–2001)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 2001-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Robin Hägg dedicata Contents Therese Åkerstedt | Hellenistic-Roman chamber toms at Milas: Swedish excavations 1938 (pp. 9–23) Yvonne Backe-Forsberg, Christina Risberg & Yannis Bassiakos | Metal-working at Asine. Report on the remains of iron production from the Barbouna area and the area east of the Acropolis (pp. 25–34) Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Paul Åström & Gisela Walberg | Work in Midea 1997–1999: excavation, conservation, restoration (pp. 35–52) Niklas Hillbom | Minoan and Eastern Mediterranean games and game boards: a history of research (pp. 53–65) Kerstin Höghammar | A note on the border conflict between Argos and Sparta in the second century B.C. (pp. 67–70) Petra Pakkanen | The relationship between continuity and change in Dark Age Greek religion: a methodological study (pp. 71–88) Introduction: Mycenaean pictorial pottery (p. 89) Vassos Karageorghis | The Mycenaean pottery of the pictorial style: achievements and perspectives (pp. 91–93) Hans Mommsen & Joseph Maran | Production places of some Mycenaean pictorial vessels: the contribution of chemical pottery analysis (pp. 95–106) Lucia Vagnetti | Preliminary remarks on Mycenaean pictorial pottery from the central Mediterranean (pp. 107–115) Miscellanea Evangelos Kyriakidis | Pithos or baetyl? On the interpretation of a group of Minoan rings…

Ancient Greek hero cult

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Ancient Greek hero cult. Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult, organized by the Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Göteborg University, 21–23 April 1995 Edited by Robin Hägg A collection of twelve papers, read at an international seminar in Göteborg, that deal with various phenomena of the ancient Greek hero cult, based on literary, iconographical and archaeological evidence. Among the special topics discussed are the hero cults in Early Iron Age Greece, the relationship between funerary ritual, the veneration of ancestors and the cult of heros, the Danaides of Argos as “ancestors”, the multilocality of heroes, patriotic heroes, the politics of the transferal of the bones of heros, the position of the Dioskouroi as Laconian heroes worshipped also in Attica, the origins of Greek hero cult in the context of overseas foundations, the heroon of Asclepius in Athens, the sacrificial rituals of Greek hero cults in Pausanias, the hero Melikertes-Palaimon at Isthmia, and the development of hero cults in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Contents Preface (p. 7) Alexander Mazarakis Ainian | Reflections on hero cults in Early Iron Age Greece (pp. 9–36) Robin Hägg | Funerary ritual, veneration of ancestors…

Ancient Greek cult practice from the archaeological evidence

Distributed by Astrom Editions Ancient Greek cult practice from the archaeological evidence. Proceedings of the Fourth International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult, organized by the Swedish Institute at Athens, 22–24 October 1993 Edited by Robin Hägg A collection of thirteen papers, read at an international seminar in Athens, that deal with various phenomena of Greek cult practice, analyzing the information gained from the archaeological evidence. Among the special topics discussed are cult practice in the acropolis sanctuary of Minoa on Amorgos, the sanctuaries in the Artemision of Ephesos, the role played by osteological analysis in the understanding of Greek sacrificial practice, the interpretation of animal bones and fire traces connected with ritual feasting in the Herakleion on Thasos, ritual and society in Early Iron Age Corinthia, small dedications from the Archaic temple of Poseidon at Isthmia, altars in Greek hero cults, the early history of the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at Eleusis, a sacrificial area near the sanctuary of Apollo Daphnephoros at Eretria, terracotta plaques and other finds from the sanctuary of Demeter and the Dioscouri at Messene, the interpretation of sickles in Greek sanctuaries, changes in votive practice from Classical to Hellenistic times, and cursing in the Sanctuary…

The role of religion in the early Greek polis

Distributed by Astrom Editions. See record at WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/849019970. The role of religion in the early Greek polis. Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult, organized by the Swedish Institute at Athens, 16–18 October 1992 Edited by Robin Hägg These twelve papers read at an international seminar in Athens deal with various aspects of the role of religion in the early Greek polis, based on the epigraphical, iconographical and archaeological evidence. Among the special topics discussed are territorial myths and the mythical articulations with regard to the early polis, the Greek temple-builders, the distribution of offerings and rituals between graves and sanctuaries, the development of sacred and profane civic ideology in Athens, processions (pompai), verbal and ritual obscenity in women’s cults, prohibitionary inscriptions, the role of the seer, the Thesmophorion in central Athens, the cults in Solonian Athens, cults by the seashore and Dionysos at Argos. Contents Preface (p. 7) Irad Malkin | The polis between myths of land and territory (pp. 9–19) Walter Burkert | Greek temple builders: who, where and why? (pp. 21–29) François de Polignac | Entre les dieux et les morts. Statut individual et rites collectifs dans la cite archaïque (pp. 31–40) Sanne…

Asine III. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Asine 3. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930. Fasc. 1 Edited by Robin Hägg, Gullög C. Nordquist & Berit Wells This is a collection of eleven papers inaugurating a new series of supplementary studies on the material from the old Swedish excavations at Asine. The first is a summary of the work undertaken between 1922 and 1930 and is intended to help in the study of the published reports and of the unpublished documentation. In further papers additional information is given on the Middle Helladic graves of the Lower Town, the Late Mycenaean terracotta head called “The Lord of Asine” is re-studied, and pottery and small finds from Mycenaean chamber tombs are discussed, including some technical aspects, such as the use of tin foil on pots. A group of Mycenaean vases from the village of Zafer Aga is published for the first time. Another paper deals with the animal bones from the Lower town of Asine. Finally, a concordance of the numbers of the graves and skeletons found at Asine is given as a tool for scholars who wish to work on this material. Contents Preface Gullög C….

Opuscula Atheniensia 21 (1996)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 1996-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions Contents Edmund F. Bloedow | ‘Olympian’ thoughts: Plutarch on Pericles’ Congress Decree Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Paul Åström & Gisela Walberg | Excavations in Midea 1994 Lola Eriksson | The Greek perception of nature—an ideological strategy? Preliminary outline for a working hypothesis Jeannette Forsén | Prehistoric Asea revisited Jeannette Forsén, Björn Forsén & Mika Lavento | The Asea valley survey: a preliminary report of the 1994 season Göran Henriksson & Mary Blomberg | Evidence for Minoan astronomical observations from the peak sanctuaries on Petsophas and Traostalos Elizabeth Kosmetatou | Midea in the post-Bronze-Age period. A preliminary report Peter Liljenstolpe & Patric von Schmalensee | The Roman stoa of Poleites at Labraynda. A report in its architecture with an appendix by Johan Flemberg Arto Penttinen | Excavations on the Acropolis of Asine in 1990 Charlotte Scheffer | Return or no return. The so-called ephedrismos group and the Hephaisteion Berit Wells, Gunnel Ekroth & Kai Holmgren | The Berbati Valley Project: the 1994 season Book reviews E. Schorfield | A.-L. Schallin, Islands under influence. The Cyclades in the late Bronze Age and the nature of the Mycenaean presence Carole Gillis | T.P. Hutchinson, Version 2 (History and archaeology)…

Opuscula Atheniensia 20

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 20 Contents Articles Diane L. Bolger, ‘Engendering Cypriot archaeology: female roles and statuses before the Bronze Age’ Katie Demakopoulou, Nicolletta Divari-Valakou & Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations and restoration work in Midea 1990–1992’ Björn Forsén, ‘Marmorne Gewichtsteine aus Thera’ David Frankel & Jennifer M. Webb, ‘Hobs and hearths in Bronze Age Cyprus’ Carole Gillis, ‘Binding evidence. Tin foil and organic binder on Aegean Late Bronze Age pottery’ Vassos Karageorghis, ‘Monkeys and bears in Cypriot art’ Jane F. Lloyd, ‘A clay triton shell in a private collection in New York’ Erik Østby, Jean-Marc Luce, Gullög C. Nordquist, Chiara Tarditi & Mary E. Voyatzis, ‘The sanctuary of Athena Elea at Tegea: first preliminary report (1990–1992)’ Jari Pakkanen, ‘Accuracy and proportional rules in Greek Doric temples’ Edgar Peltenburg, ‘Constructing authority: the Vounos enclosure model’ Claus Reinholdt, ‘”ΝΟΣΤΟΣ ΌΔΥΣΣΗΙ” oder Vita Humana? Zu einem Vasenbild des Schweinemalers in Cambridge’ Paavo Roos, ‘In search of ancient stadia and hippodromes in Anatolia’ Ilse Schoep, ‘”Home sweet home”. Some comments on the so-called house models from the prehellenic Aegean’ Eva Toivonen Skage, ‘Supplementary sherds from Ayos Jakovos Tomb 9, Dromos’ Eberhard Zangger, ‘The island of Asine:…

Opuscula Atheniensia 19

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 19 Contents Carl Nylander, ‘Sture Brunnsåker, 1925–1978’ (p. 9) Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou & Peter M. Fischer, ‘Excavations in Midea, 1989–1990’ (pp. 11–22) Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations on the Lower Terraces at Midea’ (pp. 23–39) Birgitta Bergquist, ‘A particular, Western Greek cult practice? The significance of stele-crowned, sacrificial deposits’ (pp. 41–47) Mary Blomberg, ‘The meaning of Χελιδών in Hesiod’ (pp. 49–57) Robin Hägg & Gullög C. Nordquist, ‘Excavations in the Levendis sector at Asine, 1989. A preliminary report with an appendix on the animal bones by Katrin Moberg’ (pp. 59–68) Tullia Linders, ‘The Delian temple accounts: some observations’ (pp. 69–73) Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian, ‘Nichoria in the south-western Peloponnese: Units VI-1 and IV-5 reconsidered’ (pp. 75–84) Erik Østby, ‘Der dorische Tempel von Pherai’ (pp. 85–113) Paul Rehak, ‘Minoan vessels with figure-eight shields: antecedents to the Knossos throneroom alabastra’ (pp. 115–124) Eva Rystedt, ‘Notes on the rattle scenes on Attic Geometric pottery’ (pp. 125–133) Berit Wells, ‘The walls of Asine’ (pp. 135–142) Charlotte Wikander, ‘Pomp and circumstance. The procession of Ptolemaios II’ (pp. 143–150) Örjan Wikander, ‘Archaic roof-tiles: the first (?) generation’ (pp. 151–161) Miscellanea Åke Åkerström (†),…