NEWS: The “Inland Western Anatolian World” in the Bronze Age

  Latest research from Cultural Interactions: Borders Routes and Socio-Economic Dynamics International Symposium at Hacettepe University, Anakara 14-15 November 2019. As well as introducing a number of fresh academic voices to the discourse about the internal dynamics of Anatolia and its role between East and West, this excellent conference included the considered reflections on three... Continue Reading →

NEWS: The End of an Era….

In a surprise move the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced that retired professors can no longer act as excavation directors, forcing them to hand over their projects to younger scholars. This will regularize the management of archaeological excavations in the country and may go some way towards challenging the perception that long-established... Continue Reading →

NEWS: Greek Colonisation: The View from Ionia

In January 2019 a new book will include a chapter on Ionia by Milesian Tales contributor Alan M. Greaves. Greek Colonization in Local Context: Case Studies in Colonial Interactions edited by Jason Lucas,  Carrie Ann Murray and Sara Owen features 15 papers, each dealing with a different site or region of the Greek colonial world within... Continue Reading →

NEWS – Milesian Colony of Limnai Discovered.

According to a press release from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMU), a team of archaeologists from the institute led by Dr. Reyhan Körpe has uncovered the location of the previously lost city of Limnai. The remains of the city were discovered near the village of Beşyol in Turkey’s Çanakkale ili. According to ancient authors Limnai... Continue Reading →

EVENT: ‘Between East and West: the case of Dionysius’ “hybridity” in Chariton’s novel Callirhoe’ (Dr Mai Musié, University of Oxford)

This paper will focus on Dionysius, the aristocrat of Miletus who has come to serve the Persian Great King. Dionysius is associated with Greek paideia, but as a Milesian and Ionian occupies a position of cultural fluidity between Greek West and Persian East. His access to more than one cultural identity means his identity can... Continue Reading →

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