THE RESTORATION OF PERIKLES’ ODEION AT ATHENS IN THE FIRST CENTURY BC: NEW AND ANCIENT BARBARIANS

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  • Fabio Augusto Morales Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31669/herodoto.v1i1.38

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Odeion of Perikles, Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia, Sula, Roman Athens, hellenistic euergetism.

Resumo

This paper discusses the restoration project of the Odeion of Perikles at Athens, carried by the Cappadocian king Ariobarzanes II sometime between 63 and 52 BC, after its partial destruction during the Sullan sack of 86 BC. This sack occurred as a punishment for the alliance between Athens and the Pontic king Mithridates VI in his war against Rome. In that context, the restoration project of this fifth century B.C. covered-theatre was meaningful for the formation of diplomatic links and networks between Athens, Rome and Cappadocia, in particular considering the complexity of the antibarbarian narratives involved. From the viewpoint of the Athenian urban history, the restoration project is an eloquent example of a new attitude towards the urban space which would become a central feature in the social production of Athenian space throughout the first century B.C.: the antiquarian urbanism.

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Biografia do Autor

Fabio Augusto Morales, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

Graduation in History, Master and PhD in Social History at the University of Sao Paulo, with a dissertation on the political participation of Athenian metics in the Classical Athenian democracy (2009), and a thesis on the production of the urban space in Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Athens (2015). Lecturer of Ancient History and Archaeology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, coordinate a project on the archaeology of the religious heritage of contemporary Campinas, called "Places of Religion: space, heritage and material culture in Campinas".

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Morales, F. A. (2016). THE RESTORATION OF PERIKLES’ ODEION AT ATHENS IN THE FIRST CENTURY BC: NEW AND ANCIENT BARBARIANS. Heródoto: Revista Do Grupo De Estudos E Pesquisas Sobre a Antiguidade Clássica E Suas Conexões Afro-asiáticas, 1(1), 073–090. https://doi.org/10.31669/herodoto.v1i1.38