Apoikia and metropolis: research into the earliest Greek colonization (2010-2011)

01 October 2011 → 31 January 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
colonization archaeology ethnicity
Project description

Research of the mother cities Chalkis (on Euboia) and Cycladic Naxos of the earliest Greek colony of Sicily, Naxos: to what extend did the colony influence the construction of identity in the mother cities? Did she help to crystallize an identity? Was the creation of (imaginary) ties dependant of certain opportunities e.g. the political situation? Or did the colony serve only practical purposes?