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Old and New Powers: Dynamics of Domination in a Changing World. Boiotian International Relations from Philip II to Augustus

English title Old and New Powers: Dynamics of Domination in a Changing World. Boiotian International Relations from Philip II to Augustus
Applicant Marchand Fabienne
Number 150463
Funding scheme SNSF Professorships
Research institution Institut du monde antique et byzantin Faculté des lettres Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Ancient history and Classical studies
Start/End 01.10.2014 - 30.09.2018
Approved amount 976'858.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Ancient history and Classical studies
Archaeology

Keywords (15)

Ancient History; Athens; Sanctuaries; Classical Archaeology; Greek Epigraphy; Early Imperial period; Boiotia; International relations; Archaic period; Cults; Classical period; Hellenistic period; Ptolemies; Attalids; Romans

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
Ce projet est conçu comme une contribution à l'étude des relations que la Béotie (Grèce centrale) a entretenu avec une série de puissances étrangères. Il vise à combler une lacune dans les études béotiennes en mettant l'accent non pas sur la Confédération béotienne comme le veut la tradition, mais sur les puissances étrangères en question.
Lay summary

Le projet principal est intitulé Old and New Powers: Dynamics of Domination in a Changing World. Boiotian international relations from Philip II to Augustus. Chronologiquement, le projet se focalisera sur la période entre le règne de Philippe II de Macédoine (382-336 av. J.-C.) et la mort d'Auguste en 14 ap. J.-C. Avec la mort d'Alexandre le Grand, successeur de Philippe II, s'ouvre une ère durant laquelle la Béotie entretient des relations d'un type nouveau avec les puissances étrangères qui naissent à cette époque autour de la Méditerranée, comme la Macédoine, les Ptolémées d'Egypte, les Attalides de Pergame, et, plus tard, les Romains. Cette étude analysera les effets de cette nouvelle balance des pouvoirs sur la vieille confédération béotienne, en prenant en considération les liens entre politique, société et religion, ainsi que les dynamiques institutionnelles et culturelles qui sous-tendent les réseaux diplomatiques.  

Le sous-projet A, intitulé Old Powers in Action: Boiotia and Athens in the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Periods, sera mené à bien par un doctorant. Il explorera les relations que la Béotie entretenait avec son puissant voisin, Athènes, avec lequel elle partageait une longue frontière. Une étude systématique des relations entre les deux régions n'a jamais été produite, et cette recherche vise à combler cette lacune dans nos connaissances scientifiques. Chronologiquement cette étude inclura des périodes antérieures à celles traitées dans le projet principal, car il est indispensable de prendre en considération la période à laquelle Athènes était au faîte en termes de pouvoir et d'influence.


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Publications

Publication
Athens, Thebes and Plataia at the End of the Sixth Century B.C.E.
van Wijk Roy (2017), Athens, Thebes and Plataia at the End of the Sixth Century B.C.E., in Journal of Ancient History, 5(2), 179-204.
Les Technites dionysiaques de l'Hélicon
Marchand Fabienne (2016), Les Technites dionysiaques de l'Hélicon, in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 197, 111-118.
Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian International Relations from the Bronze Age to the Imperial Period
MarchandFabienne, Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian International Relations from the Bronze Age to the Imperial Period, Teiresias Supplements Online, Montréal.
Contested hegemonies. Thebes, Athens and Persia in the Aegean of the 360s
van Wijk Roy, Contested hegemonies. Thebes, Athens and Persia in the Aegean of the 360s, in Empires of the Sea Maritime Power Networks in Global History , LeidenBrill, Leiden.
Foreign Imprint on the Religious Landscape: Hellenistic Kings and Boiotian Sanctuaries
MarchandFabienne, Foreign Imprint on the Religious Landscape: Hellenistic Kings and Boiotian Sanctuaries, in Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian International Relations from the Bronze Age to the Imperial , MontrealTeiresias Supplements Online, Montreal.
Friends or Foes? The Athenians and Boiotians after the Persian Wars
van Wijk Roy, Friends or Foes? The Athenians and Boiotians after the Persian Wars, in Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian International Relations from the Bronze Age to the Imperial , Teiresias Supplements Online, Montreal.
The Centrality of Boiotia to Athenian defensive strategy
van Wijk Roy, The Centrality of Boiotia to Athenian defensive strategy, in The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece, Ancient History Bulletin Supplement, Northfield.
The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece
Marchand Fabienne, Beck Hans, The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece, Ancient History Bulletin Supplement, Northfield.
The Fortress of Eleutherai: New Insights From Survey, Architecture, and Epigraphy
FachardSylvian, MurraySarah, KnodellAlex, PapangeliKalliopi, PapazarkadasNikolaos, MarchandFabienne, The Fortress of Eleutherai: New Insights From Survey, Architecture, and Epigraphy, in Hesperia.
The Making of a Fetter of Greece: Chalcis in the Hellenistic Period
MarchandFabienne, The Making of a Fetter of Greece: Chalcis in the Hellenistic Period, in The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece, NorthfieldAncient History Bulletin Supplements, Northfield.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
McGill University, Montreal (Prof. Hans Beck): The Parochial Polis Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Mazi Archaeological Project Greece (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Ancient Cities of Boeotia Project, University of Leiden (Prof. J. Bintliff) Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
The Dancing Floor of Ares II. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece Individual talk The Making of a Fetter of Greece: Chalcis in the Hellenistic Period 24.05.2018 Fribourg, Switzerland Marchand Fabienne;
Localism in the Hellenistic World international conference Individual talk Local response to Early Roman Presence in Greece: the Case of Boiotia 25.04.2018 Waterloo, Canada Marchand Fabienne;
Cycle de conférences de l'Université de Cardiff Individual talk Local Sanctuaries as Mirrors of International Relations: Boiotia in the 4th-1st centuries BC 13.02.2018 Cardiff, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Marchand Fabienne;
Cycle de conférences de l'Université de Genève Individual talk Les rois hellénistiques et la Béotie 13.12.2017 Genève, Switzerland Marchand Fabienne;
A Good Neighbour is Better than a Far-Away Friend. The Atheno-Boiotian relations from the 6th to the 4th centuries B.C.E Individual talk You were always on my mind. A re-appraisal of Boiotia’s place in Athens’ policy and Comemmoration 11.12.2017 Fribourg, Switzerland van Wijk Roy;
The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece Individual talk Aspects of the Topography of Domination and Violence in Boiotia 09.11.2017 Montreal, Canada Marchand Fabienne;
The Dancing Floor of Ares. Local Conflict and Regional Violence in Central Greece Individual talk Strategic Interests and Local Conflicts: Boiotia as a buffer in Athenian strategy 09.11.2017 Montreal, Canada van Wijk Roy;
McGill University Oberseminar Individual talk Boiotian International Relations and Local Religious Landscapes: competition, transformations 11.10.2017 Montreal, Canada Marchand Fabienne;
2017 Celtic Conference in Classics Individual talk The Dancing Floor of Amphiaraos? The Amphiareion at Oropos as a commemorative landscape for Athenian-Boiotian relations 19.07.2017 McGill University, Canada van Wijk Roy;
Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian international relations from the Bronze Age to the Roman period Individual talk Friends or Foes? The Athenians and Boiotians after the Persian Wars 07.06.2017 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland van Wijk Roy;
Boiotia and the Outside World. Boiotian international relations from the Bronze Age to the Roman period Individual talk Foreign Imprint on the Religious Landscape: Hellenistic Kings and Boiotian Sanctuaries 07.06.2017 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland Marchand Fabienne;
Classical Association conference 2017 Individual talk Border Towns: Plataia, Thespiai and Oropos in the Boiotian Koinon 26.04.2017 University of Kent, Great Britain and Northern Ireland van Wijk Roy;
Metageitnia 2017 Individual talk Die Athener und Böotier nach dem Perserkrieg: zwei ungewöhnliche Freunde 20.01.2017 Univerity of Berne, Switzerland van Wijk Roy;
Les sanctuaires grecs (et romains) en tant que lieux d’interactions Individual talk Les sanctuaires en tant que miroirs de relations internationales: quelques exemples béotiens et attiques 02.11.2016 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland Marchand Fabienne;
Les sanctuaires grecs (et romains) en tant que lieux d’interactions Individual talk Oropos on the Crossroads of Attica and Boiotia: the Battle for the Amphiareion 02.11.2016 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland van Wijk Roy;
Colloque Jeunes Chercheurs Antheia. Le Changement: conceptions et répresentations dans l’Antiquité gréco-romaine Individual talk Oropos’ history and its relation to Attica and Boiotia 14.10.2016 Université Paris-Sorbonne, France van Wijk Roy;
Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History 2015 Individual talk Plataia’s alignment with Athens: the Theban-Athenian perspective 21.03.2015 Durham, Great Britain and Northern Ireland van Wijk Roy;
Empires of the Sea: Maritime Power Networks in Global History Individual talk Aiming for complete Hegemony: the Boeotian Maritime Network 16.01.2015 Utrecht, Netherlands van Wijk Roy;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
A Good Neighbour is Better than a Far-Away Friend. The Atheno-Boiotian relations from the 6th to the 4th centuries B.C.E. 11.12.2017 Fribourg, Switzerland
Les sanctuaires grecs (et romains) en tant que lieux d’interactions 02.06.2016 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Video/Film Ma thèse en 180 secondes Western Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Nos chers voisins Alma & Georges Western Switzerland 2017
Talks/events/exhibitions Epigraphie grecque: langue, histoire, archéologie (conférence donnée au collège Ste Croix, Fribourg) Western Switzerland 2015

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
174296 Local Conflicts and Regional Violence in Central Greece 01.09.2017 International short research visits
179049 Old and New Powers: Dynamics of Domination in a Changing World. Boiotian International Relations from Philip II to Augustus 01.10.2018 SNSF Professorships

Abstract

This project is intended as a contribution to the study of the relations a region of Central Greece, Boiotia, entertained with a series of foreign powers. It aims to fill a gap in Boiotian studies, in which scholarship has mainly focused on earlier periods, and on purely Boiotian themes, such as the federal institutions and Boiotian collective identity. The main project, Old and New Powers: Dynamics of Domination in a Changing World. Boiotian international relations from Philip II to Augustus, aims to investigate how new rising powers, primarily Macedon, the new Hellenistic kingdoms and later the Romans, interacted with Boiotia, one of the oldest Greek federal states between the middle of the 4th century BC and the death of Augustus in AD 14. The proposed research will seek to avoid the traditional approach by adopting the perspective of the foreign powers that interacted with Boiotia. The sub-project A, entitled Old Powers in Action: Boiotia and Athens in the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Periods, to be carried out by a doctoral student, seeks to investigate the relations between Boiotia and her closest and most powerful neighbour, Athens. A systematic study of the relations between the two regions has never been produced, and this project aims to fill this gap. Chronologically, the research will include earlier periods than the main project, in particular the period when Athens climaxed in terms of power and influence.An additional originality of the project lies in the multidisciplinary method envisaged and the variety of sources that will be taken into consideration, as the study of literary sources, inscriptions, coinage and of archaeological material will be combined.See also the more detailed summary provided in the first page of the research proposal.
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