Wednesday 1 February 2017

Open Meeting – Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece – 2017

March 9, 2017 19:00.

Speakers: H.-R. Hodel (Swiss ambassador), K. Reber (director of the School), V. Dasen (Fribourg University).

National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vas. Constantinou, Athens.

The fieldwork of the Swiss School in 2017

Karl Reber, director of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, will present the School’s fieldwork in 2016:

Eretria (Euboea): excavations in the gymnasium
Amarynthos (Euboea): excavations in the Artemision
Mazi (Attica): survey in the Mazi plain
Kiladha (Argolid): underwater survey near Franchthi cave

Lecture by 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.