Podcast of seminar available here.

The 8th century BC is particularly important for Mediterranean history. The Greeks placed there the beginning of their history, and the Romans dated the foundation of Rome then. This paper focuses on the Greek colonisation that began in this century and its impact on the regeneration of Greek and Mediterranean economy. This seminar reviews the traditional ‘agrarian’ and ‘commercial’ models of Greek colonisation. It evaluates the relevance of the understudied ware of transport containers and the commodities that they contained. Recent research has demonstrated that the widespread production and circulation of many Aegean amphora-types dates from the 8th  century, thus largely synchronising this phenomenon with the beginning of Greek colonisation. The seminar demonstrates how a general consensus on the ‘agrarian’ model of colonization of a region can be reassessed on the basis of transport containers and the commodities they contained.

About Classics and Ancient History Seminars

Event details

  • The seminars take place at 4pm, in the Michie Building (09), Room 536
  • Seminars are also on Zoom. Send an email to Duncan Keenan-Jones (d.keenanjones@uq.edu.au) for the link.
  • Upcoming seminars can be found here.
  • Please be aware that we are still operating under Covid-19 regulations during public events. Masks are no longer required at UQ locations - however, UQ strongly encourages mask wearing when physical distancing is not possible. UQ strongly encourages all campus attendees to be up to date with vaccinations. And finally, those who are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 7 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 7 days, are asked not to attend this seminar.
  • For those attending in person, if you would like to join us for drinks and/or dinner afterwards at UQ’s St. Lucy's from 5:15 pm, please RSVP by email to Duncan Keenan-Jones (d.keenanjones@uq.edu.au) by 9am on the day of the seminar.
  • Please also contact Duncan Keenan-Jones should you have questions about the event.

The Friends of Antiquity, an alumni organisation of the University, runs its own series of public lectures, which take place on Sunday afternoons. The Friends’ program for can be found at https://alumni.uq.edu.au/friends-of-antiquity