The fieldwork of the Swiss School in 2016
Karl Reber, director of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, will present the School's fieldwork in 2016:
Eretria (Euboea): excavations in the gymnasium
Amarynthos (Euboea): excavations in the Artemision
Mazi (Attica): survey in the Mazi plain
Kiladha (Argolid): underwater survey near Franchthi cave
Lecture by Véronique Dasen (Professor at the University of Fribourg)
"Ancient Greek Ludic Culture and the Fabric of Gender"
In Classical Greek vase-painting, several skill and chance games involve young individual of both sexes in prenuptial age. The aim of the painters is not to represent a real game, allowing the reconstruction of rules. Ludic activities transpose courtship and the preparation of wedding in a virtual world. Games of skill and chance create a metaphorical space where girls display their agency, under the patronage of Eros and Aphrodite.