Conferenza / Incontro

Internal or External Borders? The case of Elis and Ledrinoi

27 settembre 2023
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 001 e a distanza su Zoom
Organizzato da: 
Elena Franchi
Ingresso libero
Online su prenotazione
Staff di Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

The question of drawing borders is always a question of belonging as well. This will be the focus of the lecture. It is a case study concerning the political association of Elis, which had a special significance due to its responsibility for hosting the Olympic Games. We know its internal order mainly through several inscriptions. A recently published text from the first half of the 5th century BCE, which contains regulations for the polis Ledrinoi (K. Hallof, Chiron 51, 2021, 99-122), offers further insight into the complexity of this order. The comparative analysis of the inscription in its context shows that there were different variants of belonging there and that it is not so easy to distinguish between internal and external boundaries as the concept of the modern state we are used to suggests.

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Scientific responsibility and organization: Elena Franchi

ERC, European Research Council