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Guy Ackermann

Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Wiener Lab, American School, Souidias 54
Event Description: 

Guy Ackermann (EFA), "Back to the First Palestrae. New Researches on the Gymnasia of Delphi and Eretria"

Mark Janse

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Netherlands Institute at Athens, Makri 11
Event Description: 

Mark Janse (Ghent University / Harvard University), "Tradition and innovation in the transmission of acritic songs in Cappadocia"

Cappadocia is the cradle of the so-called acritic songs (ἀκριτικὰ ᾄσματα / τραγούδια) celebrating the heroic deeds of the frontier guards (ἀκρίται) of the eastern borders of the Byzantine Empire during the Arab-Byzantine wars from the 7th until the 11th c. The most famous of these is Digenis Akritas, an epic composed in the popular decapentasyllabic political verse (πολιτικὸς στίχος) of the late Byzantine period. Many of the acritic songs recorded in the 19th and 20th centuries center around the death of Digenis (N.G. Politis, Ἄκριτικὰ ᾄσματα ὁ θάνατος τοῦ Διγενῆ, Λαογραφία 1, 1909, 169-275). An unpublished manuscript by A.M. Levidis (Πραγματεία περὶ τῆς ἐν Καππαδοκίᾳ λαλουμένης γλώσσης, 1892) contains several important acritic songs from Cappadocia, two of which have been published by R.M. Dawkins (Some Modern Greek Songs from Cappadocia, American Journal of Archaeology 38, 1934, 112-122). One of these was recorded by Levidis at Fertek, but the language reflects the dialect of the neighbouring village Delmeso, which is geographically Southwest but dialectologically Northeast Cappadocian. The song is composed in traditional political verse and contains many features which are very different from Delmeso and the other Cappadocian dialects as described in Dawkins’ Modern Greek in Asia Minor (Cambridge 1916). In this talk I will discuss these features as archaisms going back to the late Byzantine period, which have been preserved in the oral transmission of the song and mixed with innovations from the local Cappadocian dialect of Delmeso. The ‘mixed language’ of the song is thus comparable, mutatis mutandis, to the Kunstsprache of the Homeric epics and is characteristic of songs which have been orally transmitted through the ages.

Danish Institute Open Meeting

Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Acropolis Museum
Event Description: 

Danish Institute Annual meeting

Glynis Jones

Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
British School at Athens, Soudias 52
Event Description: 

Professor Glynis Jones (BSA Fitch Visiting Fellow / University of Sheffield), "The origin and spread of agriculture: what do the plants have to say?"

Numismatic Seminar

Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
National Research Foundation - Seminar Room, Ground floor, Vasileos Konstantinou 48
Event Description: 

Numismatic Seminar

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
German Institute, Fidiou 1
Event Description: 

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni (Athen) - Vortragstitel wird noch bekanntgegeben

Italian School Open Meeting & Marcella FRANGIPANE

Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Italian Archaeological School at Athens, Parthenonos 14
Event Description: 

ERGON (Annual Meeting of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens)

Prof. Emanuele PAPI (SAIA): Annual report 2018
Prof. Marcella FRANGIPANE (Sapienza Università di Roma, Accademia dei Lincei): Urbanization and the Birth of the State in the Near East. The Research at Arslantepe (Turkey)

Grazia SEMERARO

Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Italian Archaeological School at Athens, Parthenonos 14
Event Description: 

Prof. Grazia SEMERARO (University of Salento), "Mediterranean Connections: Greeks and Others in the Maltese archaeological Record. The Sanctuary of Astarte-Hera at tas Silg as case-study"

Vassileia Manidaki

Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Danish Institute, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Vassileia Manidaki - Visibility Issues in the Architecture of the Athenian Acropolis

Vassileia Manidaki

Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Danish Institute, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Vassileia Manidaki - Visibility Issues in the Architecture of the Athenian Acropolis

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