The Embassy of Greece and Dumbarton Oaks invite you to a roundtable discussion in conjunction with the photographic exhibition “Archaeological Site of Philippi: A Landmark of European Heritage,” co-organized by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala-Thasos and the Embassy of Greece.
The site of Philippi is a compelling point of departure for our engagement with history through landscape and material culture. Here, the archeological record ranges from prehistory to the classical and Roman period, and through late antiquity to the early Christian and Byzantine period. The panel will explore religion and transformation in the Eastern Mediterranean and will illuminate urban landscape as a mirror of history, connecting monument to memory. From imperial missions to war archaeologists and national narratives, the panel will also address excavation and archaeological practice in the Balkans in the last two centuries.
The project is part of the EU Month of Culture in DC.
Stavroula Dadaki, Director, Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala-Thasos
“Philippi: Management Plan and Approved Projects”
Konstantina Panousi, Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala-Thasos
“Expressions on Stone: Greco-Roman Statuary from Ancient Philippi”
Laura Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School
“From Roman to Early Christian Philippi”
Michalis Lychounas, Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala-Thasos
“Praising God in Marble: Transformation of the Classical Canon in Early Christian Architectural Sculpture”
Eurydice Georganteli, Lecturer, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University and Managing Editor, Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations
“After Late Antiquity: Place, Monuments, and Memory”