Swiss School Open Meeting & Véronique Dasen

Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
19:00 to 20:30
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vas. Konstantinou 48
Event Description: 

Open Meeting - Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece - 2017

Karl Reber, director of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, "The fieldwork of the Swiss School in 2016"

Véronique Dasen (Professor at the University of Fribourg), "Ancient Greek Ludic Culture and the Fabric of Gender"

In Classical Greek vase-painting, several skill and chance games involve young individual of both sexes in prenuptial age. The aim of the painters is not to represent a real game, allowing the reconstruction of rules. Ludic activities transpose courtship and the preparation of wedding in a virtual world. Games of skill and chance create a metaphorical space where girls display their agency, under the patronage of Eros and Aphrodite.