Kythera and Laconia, a continuous dependent relationship

Microsoft Teams online event
Thursday 9th February 2023 (17:00-18:00)
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Join Aris Tsaravopoulos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports) for a discussion about Kythera and Laconia, a continuous dependent relationship


This paper will discuss the strong dependent relationship of the island of Kythera from Laconia. Apart from the administrative and economic sector, this dependency also extends - as evidenced by the latest research - to the cultural and especially the religious field, despite the remarkable continuity of the worship of Aphrodite, which seems to continue that of the Minoan Great Goddess and of the Phoenician Astarte. Finally, an attempt will be made to explain why no remains of the sanctuary and the temple of Aphrodite, which Pausanias mentioned in the 2nd c. AD., are preserved nowadays

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

All are very welcome. Free to attend.


Aris Tsaravopoulos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports)

Dr Matt Thompson (University of Nottingham)

Dr Petros Doukas (Mayor of Sparti)

Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (University of Nottingham)

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