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Halieis. An Ancient Greek City Lost and Found

March 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT Eastern Time

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.

Halieis (Site) (

Halieis – Wikipedia

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, HALIEIS Argolid, Greece. (

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March 21, 2022
5:00 pm EDT
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