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Eleusis and the material expression of the Eleusinian myth in the II century A.D.

Grant number: 16/17061-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): September 05, 2016
Effective date (End): December 04, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Archeology - Historical Archaeology
Principal researcher:Maria Cristina Nicolau Kormikiari
Grantee:Felipe Perissato
Supervisor abroad: Emanuele Angelo Greco
Home Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Greece (SAIA), Greece  
Associated to the scholarship:15/16650-0 - Eleusis in the Roman Empire: Monumentalization of the Sanctuary and the Cult of Eleusinian Mysteries in Antonine Period, BP.MS

Abstract

This project, as part of a master's program research, proposes a study about the built environment of the sanctuary of Eleusis and its spatial transformation during the Roman Period (2nd Century AD), to be acomplished in the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (The Italian Archaeological School in Athens) in Athens, Greece. The objective of this study is to acknowledge this space through the revision of the data and the most recent literature, as well as realize in loco activities in the archaeological site of Eleusis, which we believe to be fundamental to bring a solid contribution to our master's project.Therefore, an investigation concerning the built interventions in the sanctuary of Eleusis during the Roman Period through topographical studies allied with the study of inscriptions related to the sacred space will allow a better understanding of the integration process of the Eleusinian myth in Roman Mediterranean. Also approached will be the society organized around the sanctuary. Moreover, the experience in this traditional archaeological school in Athens, the access to the most updated and revised bibliography and updated data will bring a whole enrichment to our research.

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