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Nakassis, Dimitri Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dimitri Nakassis studies the material and textual production of early Greek communities, especially of the Mycenaean societies of Late Bronze Age Greece (ca. 1600-1100 BC). He has developed new methods for investigating individuals named in the administrative Linear B texts and argued from this evidence that Mycenaean society was far less hierarchical and much more dynamic than it had been considered in the past. He also works on Homer and Hesiod, Greek religion and history, archaeological survey, Linear A, and the economy, society and prosopography of the Mycenaean world. He is co-director of the Western Argolid Regional Project, a diachronic archaeological survey in southern Greece, and co-director of the Pylos Tablets Digital Project, which involves the digital documentation of all the administrative documents from the 'Palace of Nestor' at Pylos.

keywords

  • Mediterranean archaeology, Bronze Age, Mycenaean Greece, survey archaeology, archaeological theory, ancient economy, ancient Greek religion, early writing, Aegean scripts, Linear B, prosopography, Homer, Hesiod, Greek history, modern Greece

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 3009 - Modern Issues, Ancient Times
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Considers issues of vital importance to humans, both now and in ancient times. Topics such as food, death, sex, family, literacy, or power are explored to consider how ancient societal norms and attitudes evolved and how they relate to modern culture. Draws on material and literary evidence to develop an understanding of the complexities of ancient life. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as CLAS 3009. Formerly ANTH 2009.
  • ANTH 4129 - Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands and Crete, their art and archaeology and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as ANTH 5129 and ARTH 4129 and CLAS 4129 and CLAS 5129.
  • ANTH 5129 - Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands and Crete, their art and archaeology and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as ANTH 4129 and ARTH 4129 and CLAS 4129 and CLAS 5129.
  • ARTH 4129 - Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands and Crete, their art and archaeology and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as ANTH 4129 and ANTH 5129 and CLAS 4129 and CLAS 5129.
  • ARTH 4169 - Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    In-depth consideration of an aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture. Topics vary and may include ancient wall painting, Greek sculpture, artists and patrons, the ancient Near East, Egyptian art and archaeology, or Etruscan art and archaeology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours providing the topics are different. Same as ARTH 5169 and CLAS 4169 and CLAS 5169.
  • ARTH 5169 - Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    In-depth consideration of an aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture. Topics vary and may include ancient wall painting, Greek sculpture, artists and patrons, the ancient Near East, Egyptian art and archaeology, or Etruscan art and archaeology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours providing the topics are different. Same as ARTH 4169 and CLAS 4169 and CLAS 5169.
  • CLAS 1100 - Greek and Roman Mythology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers Greek and Roman myths as expressions of religious experience and imagination, of Greek and Roman culture and society, and as part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history. No Greek or Latin required.
  • CLAS 3009 - Modern Issues, Ancient Times
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Considers issues of vital importance to humans, both now and in ancient times. Topics such as food, death, sex, family, literacy, or power are explored to consider how ancient societal norms and attitudes evolved and how they relate to modern culture. Draws on material and literary evidence to develop an understanding of the complexities of ancient life. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 3009. Formerly CLAS 2009.
  • CLAS 4129 - Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands and Crete, their art and archaeology and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as CLAS 5129 and ANTH 4129 and ANTH 5129 and ARTH 4129.
  • CLAS 4169 - Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    In-depth consideration of an aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture. Topics vary and may include ancient wall painting, Greek sculpture, artists and patrons, the ancient Near East, Egyptian art and archaeology, or Etruscan art and archaeology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours providing the topics are different. Same as CLAS 5169 and ARTH 4169 and ARTH 5169.
  • CLAS 5129 - Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands and Crete, their art and archaeology and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as CLAS 4129 and ANTH 4129 and ANTH 5129 and ARTH 4129.
  • CLAS 5169 - Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    In-depth consideration of an aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture. Topics vary and may include ancient wall painting, Greek sculpture, artists and patrons, the ancient Near East, Egyptian art and archaeology, or Etruscan art and archaeology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours providing the topics are different. Same as CLAS 4169 and ARTH 4169 and ARTH 5169.
  • CLAS 7012 - Graduate Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Topic specified in online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.

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