February 8th: Lecture by Nathan Arrington
Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace
Ancient Thrace was a land of opportunity, adventure, and trouble. This talk presents the results of a Greek-American archaeological expedition that has explored a large trading port on the Thracian sea, south of modern Komotini. Established by Greek colonists in the 7th or 6th century BC, the settlement participated in a north Aegean trade network. The talk will present the history of occupation at the site; the evidence for daily life in the Classical and Roman periods; and the site’s contributions to economic, political, and social history. Excavation and survey have uncovered important information on the settlement and its changing relationship to the wider landscape and to the environment.
(Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)
February 8 at 6:00 pm (Reception to follow)
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th Street