Conference: Karia and the Dodekanese. Cultural interrelations in the south-eastern Aegean ca. 500 BC – AD 500

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:00 to Friday, January 26, 2018 - 17:30
Danish Institute, Herefondos 14A
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Karia and the Dodekanese

Cultural interrelations in the south-eastern Aegean ca. 500 BC – AD 500

The Danish Institute at Athens, January 24-26, 2018


Wednesday, 24 January

14.00 Registration


14.30 Welcome


I. Buildings, cities and sanctuaries

Chair: B. Poulsen

14.35 P. Pedersen (Odense): The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos and the Ionian Renaissance – from late Classical to Hellenistic.

15.00 L.-M. Caliò Catania): Cities and Urbanisation in Eastern Greece

15.25 A. Diler (Mugla): The Hekatomneion in Mylasa

15.50 J. Blid & P. Hellström (Uppsala): Anta construction and design in Hekatomnid Labraunda

16.15 C. Wilkening Aumann (Marburg): The Temple of Hemithea at Kastabos and the ‘Ionian Renaissance’


16.40 Break


Chair: P. Pedersen

17.10 G. Rocco (Bari): The language of Coan architecture between synoicism and Late Hellenism

17.35 E. Poupaki (Athens): Imports of building stones from Hecatomnid Karia in early-synoecised Kos: Architectural remains, possible quarry-sources

18.00 S. Skaltsa (Copenhagen): ‘Common buildings, building in common’: building projects within the Rhodian State

18.25 W. Held (Marburg): Influence from the Dodekanese in Karian sanctuaries in the Hellenistic period

18.50 H. Fragaki (Leiden): Western Asia Minor workshops and the early Hellenistic architecture of Alexandria



Thursday, 25 January


II. Ceramics, production and trade relations


Chair: B. Poulsen

9.00 J. Lund (Copenhagen): The use of the Maussolleion terrace after Maussollos and Artemi-sia: The evidence of the finds

9.25 N. Sauer Petersen (Copenhagen): Hellenistic transport amphora centres and their networks: Rhodes, Cnidus and Cos

9.50 K. Konuk: Mainland and island mints of Caria through the new Historia Numorum Online project: new research perspectives

10.15 D. Ignatiadou, Colorless glass vessels from the tomb chamber of Maussollos


10.40 Break


Chair: J. Lund

11.10 L. Peloschek (Copenhagen): Knidian Grey Ware in Rhodes – a first assessment

11.35 D. Grigoropoulos & E. Marzec (Berlin/Athens): Knidian Fine Wares in Hellenistic and Roman Halasarna: Assessing their Impact on the Local Market and their Influence on Local Pottery Production

12.00 A. Nagy et al. (Budapest): Commercial connections between the south-eastern Aegean and Pannonia: The amphora evidence


12.30 Lunch break


III. Travelling identities and cultural relations


Chair: Stine Birk

14.00 J. Bodzek (Krakow): The satraps of Caria and the Lycians in Achaemenid period: the numismatic evidence

14.25 J.-M. Carbon (Liège) and S. Isager (Odense): ‘The Possibility of a (Karian) Island’: Halikarnassos in the early reign of Ptolemy II and the League of Islanders

14.50 L. Radloff (Koç University), J. Leidwanger, E. S. Greene, N. Tuna and N. Atıcı: Structuring Urban Space and Maritime Networks at Burgaz, Turkey


15.20 Break


Chair: S. Isager

15.50 K. Höghammar (Uppsala): The moving movers. Foreigners buried on Kos in the Hellenistic age.

16.15 E. Interdonato (Lille): Carian influences in Early-Hellenistic Cos: political, urban and religious aspects

16.40 N. Dimakis & G. Doulfis (Kos): Karian reflections in Halasarna on Kos

17.05 D.-M. Lala & M. Koukouli (Athens): Preliminary report on the statistical analysis of qualitative data from the inscriptions of the sanctuary of Athena in Lindos: foreign dedicators and artisans



Friday, 26 January


IV. Sculpture and cultural relations


Chair: T. Myrup Kristensen

9.00 A. Corso (Athens): The problem of the masters of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

9.25 E. Ghisellini (Roma): Connections between Caria, Dodecanese and Alexandria: the case of sculpture

9.50 Κ. Bairami (Rhodos): Hellenistic sculpture as artistic expression of a wide geographical and political unity: the case of Rhodes and its relations to Caria

10.15 P. Ruggendorfer (Wien): The diversity of motif. On the broader contextualization of banquet-scenes in Karia and the Dodekanese


10.40 Break


Chair: P. Pedersen

11.10 S. Birk Kristensen & T. Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus): Cylindrical altars from Halikarnassos and Kos: Contextualising a shared funerary culture

11.35 C. Tsouli​ (Athens): Cultural interdependence between Kos and Karia as illustrated by the grave markers (semata) of the Hellenistic period

12.00 E. Laflı (Izmir): Hellenistic and Roman steles in Karia and the Dodekanese

12.25 C. Özgan (Istanbul): Carian Connections with South Italy: The Case Studies Knidos and Paestum


12.50 Lunch break


V. The imperial period and the revival of Late Antiquity




14.00 M. Livadiotti (Bari): Kos: the official language of the Imperial architecture

14.25 G. Mazzilli (Bari): The "School of Kos" and architectural koiné in the South-Eastern Aegean during Late Antiquity

14.50 B. Poulsen (Aarhus) Mosaics and cultural interrelations between Karia and the Dodecanese in Late Antiquity


Break 15.15


Chair: J. Carlsen

15.40 I. Baldini (Bologna) The early Byzantine Architecture in Kos: cultural interactions with the nearby regions of Asia Minor

16.05 M. Kappas & K. Kefala (Rhodes): Across the waves: Early Christian Paintings from Kalymnos and Caria

16.30 A. Katsioti & N. Mastrochristos (Rhodes): The diffusion of the cult of saint Kerykos in the Dodecanese and the Rhodian Peraia


17.00 Concluding remarks










The conference has been supported by the Carlsberg Foundation, by Aarhus University (the research Programme: Classical Antiquity and its Heritage), the University of Southern Denmark and the National Museum of Denmark