CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

E3: Architecture and Landscape between the 6th and 2nd Century BCE in the Eastern Mediterranean

Northern part of Corinthia
1. Northern part of Corinthia   2. Attic red figure vase painting (520-510 B.C.)

This project investigates the transformation of the interrelation between built architecture and landscape between the Archaic and the Hellenistic period (ca. 6th to 2nd century BCE) in the Eastern Mediterranean. The mutual influence of built space and natural space will be explored and linked to specific forms of agency, social behaviour and social contexts. The project will concentrate on the archaeological and literary sources of selected, well-investigated cities and their respective hinterlands that will enable a diachronic perspective towards the period of research.

Amphiaraion of Oropos
1. Amphiaraion of Oropos at the Northern border of Attica, in the background theatre and stoa (2nd and 4th century BC), to the right Amphiaraos temple (5th century BC)