Dr. Anthony Kaldellis, Professor & Chair of the Department of Classics, The Ohio State University, joins the show to discuss what civilization was like in Attica, Greece (Athens & region) in Late Antiquity. He’s also the host of the podcast Byzantine & Friends.
Some topics explored
- What the region of Attica, Greece, is demarcated to
- Governance structure and administration in Attica (including Athens)
- Late Antiquity
- Different names Athens had
- Kekrops (Cecrops) (an early king of Athens)
- Athens as a cosmopolitan
- Why Athens was a destination for higher education
- The language and dialect used in Attica during this period
- Notable thinkers and writers in the area and period
- Products that were commonly produced
- Its estimated population size
- Home ownership and housing materials
- Roman Emperor Justinian shutting down the pagan philosopher schools (529 AD)
- Conflict in the regions in the latter period
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Dr. Kaldellis is the author of a number of publications including the monograph The Christian Parthenon: Classism and Pilgrimage in Byzantine Athens (Cambridge University Press)
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