Published: Nov. 5, 2020

McClanahan Lecture Series

In the Shadow of Argos:
Landscape Histories of the Western Argolid
Dr. Sarah James, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday, November 5th 2020  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Webinar

Landscape of the Western Argolid region of Southern Greece

Mountain ranges in the western Argolid; credit: D. Nakassis

Since 2014, a joint CU Boulder-Canadian archaeological team has studied the mountainous valleys along the Inachos River, west of the city of Argos in southern Greece, as part of the Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP). Inhabited for more than 6000 years, Argos was a major center of political and cultural power for millennia benefitting from both its position on the fertile Argive Plain and its ready access to the sea. While Argos and the rest of the Plain have garnered much attention from historians and archaeologists, the western Argolid has long been characterized as merely a corridor for inland traffic instead of a dynamic landscape at a crossroads in the region. Now, thanks to WARP’s efforts, it has its own story to tell that highlights how this seemingly liminal space responded to the tides of history. 

This lecture is free and will be hosted on Zoom.
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This lecture is sponsored by Mary E.V. McClanahan.  CU Classics is grateful for her generous support.

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