A group interested in the archaeology of the Byzantine Empire from the 4th c. and up to the 15th c. Matters of publications but also of archaeological practice and method will be covered.
Focusing on the use and abuse in the study of Byzantine archaeology and Urbanism of the idea of the “Invisible Cities” as introduced in literature by Italo Calvino, this article attempts to set a framework for understanding Byzantine cities within clear and scientifically defined analytical categories as part of a modernist agenda. At the same tim…[Read more]
William Caraher deposited The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth: The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City in the group Byzantine Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
This chapter argues that the textual and archaeological evidence for imperial involvement in the Corinthia provides faint traces of what Jas Elsner has called “internal friction” in the manifestation of imperial and Corinthian authority in the region.
A short paper on legacy data, flow, and time in archaeology based on my experiences at Polis on Cyprus.
Nikos Tsivikis deposited Αναζητήσεις στη μεσαιωνική Ελεύθερνα. Το μοναστήρι της Ελεύθερνας και ο διπλός ναός του Αγίου Ιωάννη και του Σωτήρα Χριστού in the group Byzantine Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Presentation of the architecture and sculpture of a peculiar double medieval church in rural Crete, dating from the 12th to the 16th c.
Based on the basilica of the Theater in Messene the architectural planning and building practices in provincial monuments of the sixth century is examined. In the basilica’s impost capitals, the use of position- ing marks for the correct setting of the colonnades is observed and on the paved floor of the sanctuary auxiliary etchings are visible f…[Read more]
During the older excavation of Messene by Anastasios Orlandos a quite original smaller than life-size marble statue of a Roman emperor wearing a short tunic and holding in his left hand the orb had been located and dated to the 4th c. AD. Further exploration of the area by Petros Themelis in the 1990s unearthed a magnificent Roman urban domus of…[Read more]
This dissertation proposes a social analysis of the Early Christian basilicas (4th-6th century) of Southern and Central Greece, predominantly those in the Late Roman province of Achaia. After an introduction which places the dissertation in the broader context of the study of Late Antique Greece, the second chapter argues that church construction…[Read more]
From Constantinople to the Frontier: The City and the Cities provides twenty-five articles addressing the concept of centres and peripheries in the late antique and Byzantine worlds, focusing specifically on urban aspects of this paradigm. Spanning from the fourth to thirteenth centuries, and ranging from the later Roman empires to the early…[Read more]