Conferenza / Incontro

The Aetolian-Acarnanian Plain between Inner and External Frontier

18 aprile 2024
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 004 e a distanza su Zoom
Organizzato da: 
Elena Franchi
Ingresso libero
Online su prenotazione
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17 aprile 2024, 12:00
Staff di Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Claudia Antonetti (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)

This seminar proposes a diachronic study of the so-called 'Aetolian Basin', the central plain between Aetolia and Acarnania, crossed by the Acheloos river: an area that was undoubtedly a geographical unit, but which was politically divided and, above all, the subject of repeated claims at local, federal and regional levels. It was a 'fluid' area in the political geography of Western Greece, and it is no coincidence that its study reopens all the (often unresolved) problems of the debate on ancient federalism: the notions of 'district', of areal economic integration, of 'federal annexation', of autonomy. The dual nature of the external and internal 'border' that this territory embodies does not hide, but rather reinforces, its fundamental function as a 'corridor' of communication.

No registration needed for participation in presence.

Scientific responsibility and organization: Elena Franchi

ERC, European Research Council