(Nakassis, Dimitri - 2015) -- Fellow
Award or Honor Receipt
Dr. Nakassis studies the material and textual production of early Greek communities, especially of the Mycenaean societies of Late Bronze Age Greece. His book Individuals and Society in Mycenaean Pylos (Brill, 2013) developed new methods for investigating individuals named in the early Greek administrative texts and argued from this evidence that Mycenaean society was far less hierarchical and much more dynamic than had been thought. He has published articles and book chapters on Homer and Hesiod, Greek religion and history, archaeological surveying and the economy, society and prosopography of the Mycenaean world. He is currently writing a book on political authority in Mycenaean Greece. He is co-director (with Sarah James and Scott Gallimore) of the Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP), an archaeological survey in southern Greece that moves across time periods, and co-director (with Kevin Pluta) of the “Digital Nestor” project, which involves the digital documentation of all the administrative documents from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos.'