Seminar 2: The dead among the living: grave monuments in Archaic and Classical times

10 aprile 2024
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
aula 113
Organizzato da: 
Giorgia Proietti
Comunità studentesca UniTrento
Ingresso libero
Giorgia Proietti
staff di Dipartimento Lettere e Filosofia
Marion Meyer (University of Wien)

In the Greek world, the dead were not removed to secluded sites and visited only by intention on certain occasions. Tombs lined the roads that led out of the city or, in the country-side, busy roads that connected the demoi. Tomb monuments, with inscriptions and images of the deceased and their families, addressed the passers-by and attracted their attention and commemoration. Private met public.
a) Examples of Kouroi and Korai, addressing the public
b) One exemplary peribolos (with monuments) of Classical times in the Kerameikos or Rhamnous
When the Athenians decided to honor their war dead with a public burial and monument in the Kerameikos, they did not arrange a “cimitero nazionale” but placed the demosia mnemata amidst installations of other purposes (private graves, workshops).
c) Arrington 2010

The seminar is part of the project ‘SiGrH - Sites of Greek History. Monuments, spaces, borders’ (resp. Giorgia Proietti), in the framework of the programme ‘Dipartimento di Eccellenza 2023- 2027’. For any queries: giorgia.proietti [at]