COLLOQUIUM: John Tully, Cardiff, "Display on "Delos, hegemony in the Hellenistic Aegean - and how they connect"

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

402 Cohen Hall

This talk analyses the politics of display in the sanctuary at Hellenistic Delos, particularly the ‘vase festivals’ endowed by Ptolemaic and Antigonid kings and others in the third century bc.  It embeds these royal dedications in the broader landscape of the sanctuary, and argues that they were primarily competitive, not hegemonic.  It then develops the implications for our understandings of the dynamics and chronology of the Hellenistic Aegean more broadly.