Spartan Women at the Eleusinion

Microsoft Teams online event
Thursday 4th November 2021 (17:00-18:00)
For further information, contact Dr Chrysanthi Gallou.
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Dr Olivier Gengler (Universität Tübingen), Spartan Women at the Eleusinion. In the footsteps of Michel Fourmont

Join leading academics for this week's lecture followed by a general discussion. 

This week's talk: Sent on a mission to Greece during the years 1729–1730 on behalf of King Louis XV, the French priest and scholar Michel Fourmont copied hundreds of inscriptions in Sparta and its environs. After returning to France, he began to work on their publication but only managed to publish a few of the inscriptions – all of which were discovered to be forgeries. Nevertheless, Fourmont’s work can be a valuable resource for modern scholars researching Sparta. This necessitates, however, that it be set in its proper context, as Dr Gengler wishes to show in this talk, using the inscriptions related to the cult at the Eleusinion (in modern Kalyvia Sochas) as a case study.

All are very welcome. Free to attend. 


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Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

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