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Own and Common. Reflections on the Internal Borders of Greek Federal States

23 maggio 2023
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 007 e a distanza su Zoom
Organizzato da: 
Elena Franchi
Ingresso libero
Online su prenotazione
Staff di Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Peter Funke - Universität Münster

The Greek federal states, whose beginnings date back to the 5th century BC, became a determining political power factor in Hellenistic times. The amalgamation of member states into a political entity based on federal principles opened up entirely new possibilities for ensuring an even balance between the insistence on individual state autonomy and the striving for cross-state security. The division of competences between the federal power and the member states did not follow any fixed rules, but was structured quite differently in the Greek federal states and was also repeatedly adapted to the changing needs of the member states in the course of time. However, the internal structure of the federal states was not only characterised by bipolar relations between federal power and member states. There were also intermediate levels with their own areas of responsibility. Several member states could be grouped together in districts (telē / merē), which were either newly created or also created by recourse to older structures. The various forms and functions of these “bordered” intermediate levels are the focus of the lecture.

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Scientific responsibility and organization: Elena Franchi

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