Learning to Seize the Moment through Ancient Greek Boardgames

To the classical Athenians, leisure was a chance to better oneself through refinement in technai (skills) and virtue. It was argued that those privileged few – young, wealthy, males – who had time and resources to spare became model citizens and warriors through pursuits such as athletics, music, and philosophy. A similar line of reasoning …

Capturing the Animal in Ancient Greek Religion

Professor Julia Kindt explores the often overlooked importance of animals in ancient Greek religious beliefs and practice. To say that ancient Greek religion brings together gods and humans in a variety of real and symbolic relationships would be to state the obvious: all the major rituals of ancient Greek religion in one way or another …

Introducing MAARC: a new initiative connecting Australasian archaeologists working in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) was conceived in Auckland in February 2020 during the international conference ‘Exchanging Ideas: Trade, Technology and Connectivity and pre-Roman Italy‘ when, over a coffee, we lamented the fact that there was no regional network or annual event that really catered to Mediterranean archaeology. Given that void, we noted …


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