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Programme

Thursday 14 April 2016
TimeTitle Presenter (s)
9.30-10.00 Conference registration  
10.00-10.10 Welcome address  
10.10-11.20 Session 1a
The plousioi, wealth and community 
Panel lead:
Paul Christesen
  Leisure as a Consumption Good in Archaic and Classical Sparta  Professor Paul Christesen (Dartmouth) 
  Were the Spartans the plousioi or the ptochoi of the Peloponnese? Professor Alain Bresson (Chicago)
11.20-11.40 Break  
11.40-12.25  Session 1b
Capital and Labor as avenues to Wealth in Peloponnesian Communities
Dr Sarah Murray (Nebraska)
  Session discussion  
12.25-13.10 Keynote lecture
The Politics of Flashing: from wealth of material to discourse of luxury in a world full of gods
Professor Robin Osborne (Cambridge)
  Session discussion  
13.10-14.30 Lunch  
14.30-15.40  Session 2a
Material Display and Piety 
Panel lead:
Georgia Alevra-Kokkorou
  The Peloponnese from Alexander to Aktion: are there signs of wealth and luxury? Dr Selini Psoma (Athens)
  Donations and endowment for religious purposes Dr Sophia Aneziri (Athens) 
15.40-16.00 Break
16.00-17.30 Session 2b
Marble: a luxury material in Early Greek architecture
Professor Georgia Alevra-Kokkorou (Athens) 
  The dedication of luxurious textiles, clothing accessories and textile tools in Lakedaimonian sanctuaries Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (Nottingham)
  Session discussion  
17.30-18.30 Wine reception  
19.30 Conference dinner  

 

Friday 15 April 2016
TimeTitle Presenter (s)
9.00-10.10 Session 3a
Luxury and wealth in Greek poetry and drama
Panel lead:
Patrick Finglass
  The wealth of Alcman Professor Patrick Finglass (Nottingham) 
  Tragedy and the wealth of Troy Dr Lyndsay Coo (Bristol)
10.10-10.30 Break  
10.30-11.15 Session 3b
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich Corinth in Greek poetry
Dr Thomas Coward (King's College, London)
  Session discussion  
11.15-12.25 Session 4a
Austerity, hubris and suptuary legislation
Panel lead:
Hans van Wees
  Luxury, austerity and equality in Sparta and elsewhere Professor Hans van Wees (UCL)
  Burial in pre-classical Argos and Corinth Dr Alain Duplouy (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
12.25-13.45 Lunch  
13.45-14.30  Session 4b
Maintaining Social Control: The meaning and effect of austerity on the poor 
Dr Lucia Cecchet (Mainz)
  Session discussion  
14.30-14.45 Break  
14.45-16.20 Session 5a
Elite women and the production and display of wealth
Panel lead:
Ellen Millender
  Aristotelian Anesis vs. Platonic Communalism: Fourth-Century Constructions of Spartan Women Professor Ellen Millender (Reed)
  Lais, Wealthy Corinth and Nostalgia Dr Kate Gilhuly (Wellesley)
16.20-16.40 Break  
16.40-17.25 Session 5b
Kyniska - Production and Use of Wealth
Dr Annalisa Paradiso (Basilicata) and Dr James Roy (Nottingham)
  Session discussion  
17.25-18.00 Plenary Discussion and Conference Closure  

 

 

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