Fall Research Expo 2021

Ancient Greek Maritime Networks: Past, Present, Future

This project encompasses an analysis of the islands of Levitha and Delos in order to posit and further discover the influence of ancient Greek maritime networks of the sailing routes of the Aegean Sea on present and future discussions on networks, settlements and cities. This research is relevant not only as a result of its uncovering of a portion of historical and archaeological research but also as a result of its future implications regarding the source of, and agents involved with, ancient Greek maritime networks. I began by focusing on maritime networks in the Aegean Sea in order to study how analyses of past settlements and economic and social networks inform present discussions and notions of modern networks and settlements. Investigating these links between past conceptions of maritime networks and settlements and their influence on modern networks and settlements, I homed in on the maritime world of Delos and its significance of the ancient world in the Delos Symposia in the 1960s and 70s.

PRESENTED BY
College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant
Advised By
Mantha Zarmakoupi
Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture
Join Ashley for a virtual discussion
PRESENTED BY
College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant
Advised By
Mantha Zarmakoupi
Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture

Comments

Congratulations on your very interesting research, Ashley. Given the recent extreme weather events - particularly the recent impacts of Ida on the Philadelphia region - what can we learn from the ancients that might help us in the future?