International Colloquium at Tegea, 12-13 December 2019

“Memory and impression: A walk-through in the Peloponnese”

Tegea, 12–13 December 2019
Michail N. Stassinopoulos–Viohalco Public-benefit Foundation

Organisers: KIKPE – Michail N. Stassinopoulos-Viohalco Public-benefit Foundation – Ephorate of Antiquities of Arkadia.

Coordination: Yannis Stoyas (KIKPE Numismatic Collection) and Anna-Vasiliki Karapanagiotou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Arkadia).

The event was co-organised to function as a herald of the temporary exhibition “Memory and impression: A walk-through in the Peloponnese using ancient coins as a guide” (to open in May 2020 at the Archaeological Museum of Tegea).

The contributions to the Colloquium included perspectives by historians, numismatists, archaeologists, art historians, and so on, broadening the spectrum of the approaches and the information offered.


Afroditi Vlachou & Stelios Damigos — Early Arkadia: Narrative patterns and material culture.
Anna-Vasiliki Karapanagiotou — Civic space and aspects of the social life in early Mantineia.
Lara Diletta Varotto — Some considerations on Poseidon cult at Tegea.
Paloma Guijarro — Impressing memory through poetry: Reminiscences of ancient Arkadia in Greek epigrams.
Hans Beck — Images of centrality. Phlious and its coinage in the Classical period.
Peter Funke — Independent – subordinated – allied: Changes in the political landscape of the Peloponnese in Classical and Hellenistic times.
Selene Psoma — ΑΡΚΑΔΙΚΟΝ: 20 years later.
François de Callataÿ — Memory, beauty and war: the 4th c. staters of Pheneos, Stymphalos and the Arkadian League.
George Kakavas — Ancient Arkadian coins in the Numismatic Museum collections.
Lilian de Angelo Laky — The Arkadian coins and the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion as evidences of ethnical and political identities during the Classical period.
Yannis Stoyas — The identity of a warrior in relief: Echemos on coins of Tegea.
Manolis Pagkalos — Ἀρκάδες καὶ Ἀχαιοί: Shifting memories and identity in the making.
Olga Kaklamani — Lionizing sepulchral memory at Corinth: the tomb of Lais.
Kostas Buraselis — Vespasian and Tegea. Remarks on some elements of typology in the omina imperatoria.
Nikos Giannakopoulos — Private honours, civic approval and public memory in Roman Peloponnese.
Matthias Haake — ‘No country for wise men’? Towards a Peloponnesian topography of philosophy.
Ilias Anagnostakis — Askest not Tegea… Ancient Tegea and “the Tegean land” in Byzantine authors.
Gerasimos Merianos — Ringing false? The “wicked copper coins” of Georgios Gemistos Plethon.
Catherine Vanderheyde — The ‘salamanders’ carved slab from Andravida.
Ianthi Assimakopoulou — Deus Cosmum: Visions of Arcady in Renaissance Florence.
Dimitra Grousouzakou & Ioanna Spiliopoulou — The distribution of national lands and the colonization of new areas in the newly established Greek state: The case of the founding of Petalidi by the Maniates.

For the Colloquium program and more details please view here.

Consideration was taken so that a number of students from the University of the Peloponnese (Kalamata) would have the chance to attend the works of the Colloquium.

On December 13th, 2019, the participants visited the Archaeological Museum of Tegea.

The Colloquium closed with an excursion of the participants to Dimitsana on December 14th, 2019.