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Halieis. An Ancient Greek City Lost and Found
March 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT Eastern Time
3150, rue Jean Brillant
Montreal, QC H3T 1N8 Canada
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Montréal
Lecturer: Bradley Ault
Halieis was a diminutive Greek polis that flourished in the Southern Argolid between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. This overview will present the history of the site, along with a survey of its topography as recovered by archaeological work conducted there in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and as established by subsequent research into its remains. Halieis stands as a prime example of the 6th century Milesian poet Phocylides’ observation that, “A polis on a barren rock, small but settled in an orderly fashion, is greater than senseless Nineveh”.
Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic:
Ault, B.A., 2012. “Halieis”, in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. Bagnall, et al., eds., 3043-3044. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.