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Political forms and Greek urbanism: the monumental architecture as a representation of power between 6th and 4th centuries BC

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Gláucia Gajardoni de Lemos
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE)
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Examining board members:
Maria Beatriz Borba Florenzano; Regina Helena Rezende Bechelli; Elaine Farias Veloso Hirata
Advisor: Maria Beatriz Borba Florenzano

This research aims to examining the consolidation of urban and architectural forms as a representation of Greek political space. The central goal is analyze how political power - or its format - interferes in the disciplining of space, especially with regard to the incorporation of tyrannical ideology in large monumental buildings of the Greek West. Thus, the data gathered about the monumentalization primarily of two Greek cities (Athens and Syracuse), between 6th and 4th centuries BC, serve to delimit a comparative analyse between different forms of political organization and social and urban planning, in order to elucidate the landscape of power. In time, data from other poleis as Metaponto, Kamarina, Himera, Tasos and Cyrene will be incorporated to give more density to the expected conclusions. For that, use will be made of the methodology pertaining to the Landscape Archaeology and criteria inspired by the line of research developed by Amos Rapoport dealing with the issue of specialization of space as a feature of complex societies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07718-4 - Political forms and Greek urbanism: the monumental architecture as a representation of tyrannical power between IV and vi centuries BC
Grantee:Glaucia Gajardoni de Lemos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master