AAIA Podcast “Left Outta Field” Episode 2

In our second episode we speak with Dr Susan Lupack (Macquarie University). She led one of the few Australian-run archaeological projects that was able to conduct fieldwork in 2020, shortly before the world went into lockdown. Dr Lupack’s planned sabbatical in Vienna was subsequently thrown into chaos as the pandemic went into full swing.

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 …


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