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The appropriation and consolidation of the cult of Zeus by the Greek city: theory, methodology and field research in Greece

Grant number: 14/03063-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 02, 2014
Effective date (End): September 01, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Archeology - Historical Archaeology
Principal researcher:Maria Beatriz Borba Florenzano
Grantee:Lilian de Angelo Laky
Supervisor abroad: Aliki Moustaka
Home Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece  
Associated to the scholarship:11/12709-9 - The appropriation and consolidation of the cult of Zeus by the Greek city between 580 and 345/44 B.C., BP.DR

Abstract

This project aims to obtain in loco the final data on the archaeological evidences and also the specialized bibliography concerning the sanctuaries and coin types of Zeus (including his attributes, the eagles and thunderbolts), in order to complete the PhD research project undertaken in Brazil. For this, there will be made in Greece the following activities: 1-) field research trips to the archaeological sites to get information regarding many of the sanctuary aspects (architectonic structure, topography, landscape and city space insertion) and to the local museums (to obtain information on the finds from the sacred areas); 2-) Coin type analysis in important Greek numismatic catalogues not available in Brazil, and, eventually, research in numismatic museum's collections; 3-) Bibliographic research related to the documentation itself (archaeological reports and published research on the sanctuaries and studies on the coin types mints) and to the main themes of this investigation (monetary iconography, sanctuaries, politics and Greek identity). Besides of the bibliographic and field research, the project foresees activities, which will provide theoretical and methodological deepening to the research, as for example the participation in the Greek numismatic post-graduation course and the congress on Mediterranean sanctuaries. (AU)