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KHORION - XOPION city and territory in Ancient Greece

Abstract

This volume grows out of an interest to present what Labeca (Laboratory for the study of the Ancient city -Museum of Archeology and Ethnology of the University of Sao Paulo - Brazil) has been up to in the last years. Some of the papers here presented were delivered during a very successful three - day conference at our University in June 2013; others were delivered during the Seminars promoted by Labeca each year from 2010 to 2016. All of them gained content, in this written version, through debates and discussions held during the several meetings mentioned above. These years comprise a period in which Labeca was heavily funded by FAPESP through two Thematic Projects (Processes 2004/14429-0 e 2009/54583-1).Created back in 2006, Labeca's main goals have been to address the question of how ancient Greek society is intimately related to space; in what degree changes in space and in the built environment are dependent on social and political changes or how social and political changes interfere in the constitution of the built environment. The Lab has also aimed at promoting the discussion and the debate in order to allow researchers and students to share knowledge and experiences on the ancient city. Our focus has always been the archaeological evidence, even though literary sources - as we all know - can also be indispensable to the better knowledge of Antiquity. The reader will notice that in some of the papers of this book both evidences are deeply articulated. All in all, appropriation and organization of space are addressed in a broad Mediterranean historical context: case studies and examples were drawn from Eastern and Western Greece, amplifying our perspective of what should be considered the Greek World and Identity, thus bringing to light the cultural variability, complexity and dynamism of what can be called Hellenism.This volume aims at presenting to an amplifyied so of the scientific results achieved by our Laboratory. (AU)