Symposium: epigraphy of Boeotia, September 2-3, 2011

Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy (UCB), would like to announce an international symposium:

The Epigraphy and History of Boeotia:
New Finds, New Developments

September 2-3, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
370, Dwinelle Hall

Friday, September 2

Session 1: The New Epigraphy of Thebes

9.10-9.20                     N. Papazarkadas, Welcome and introduction

9.20-10.00                   V. Aravantinos, Inscriptions from the temenos of Herakles at Thebes

10.00-10.40                 A. P. Matthaiou, Two new bronze tablets from Thebes

10.40-11.00                 Discussion

11.00-11.40                 V. Aravantinos & N. Papazarkadas, New Theban epigrams

11.40-12.20                 M. Bonanno-Aravantinos, New inscribed funerary stelai from Thebes

12.20-12.40                 Discussion

[Lunch Break]

Session            2:  Boeotian Epigraphy: Beyond Thebes (part 1)*

3.10-3.50                     C. Grenet, The chronology of the Chaironeian slave-dedications: new considerations

3.50-4.30                     I. Pernin, Land administration and property law in the proconsular edict from Thisbe, Syll.3 884

4.30-4.50                     Discussion

4.50-5.30                     F. Marchand, The Theos Tauros in Thespiai

5.30-5.40                     Discussion

* A. Schachter will participate in this session in absentia with his paper ‘Tlepolemos in Boiotia’. The paper will be circulated.

Saturday, September 3

Session 3: Boeotian Epigraphy: Beyond Thebes (part 2)

9.20-10.00                   Y. Kalliontzis, Digging in storerooms of antiquities: unpublished inscriptions from the Archaeological Museum of Thebes

10.00-10.40                 A. Robu, The epigraphy of Hellenistic Megara: towards a new chronology

10.40-11.00                 Discussion

11.00-11.40                 R. Pitt, Contractors and temple builders at Lebadeia

11.40-11.50                 Discussion

[Lunch Break]

Session 4: Boeotian History: New Interpretations

2.10-2.50                     E. Mackil, Creating a common polity: religion, economy, and politics in the making of the Boiotian koinon

2.50-3.30                     C. Müller, A koinon after 146? Reflections on the political and institutional situation of Boeotia in the second half of the 2nd century B.C.

3.30-3.50                     Discussion

3.50-4.30                     H. Beck, The language of (dis)unity. Ethnic identity and integration in Boeotian epigraphy

4.30-5.10                     D. Knoepfler, ΕΧΘΟΝΔΕ ΤΑΣ ΒΟΙΩΤΙΑΣ. The expansion of the Boiotian koinon towards Central Euboia in the beginning of the 3rd century B.C

5.10-5.30                     Discussion

5.30-6.30                     End of the Symposium – Drinks

Organization: Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy (University of California, Berkeley) in collaboration with the Collège de France, with the generous financial support of the France-Berkeley Fund and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.

* For further information please contact Nikolaos Papazarkadas (

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