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Thanks for the Memories: The Athenian Agora as a Lieu de Mémoire

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dc.contributor.advisor Kierstead, James Liu, Ziming 2020-08-31T01:20:40Z 2020-08-31T01:20:40Z 2020 2020
dc.description.abstract The relationship between memory and place can often be expressed through association. When one thinks of the birthplace of democracy, it does not tax the imagination for Athens and the Athenian Agora to spring to mind. The fact that the connection between the agora and democracy is so embedded in the collective consciousness even today is no coincidence. Rather, it is evidence of a naturally occurring space at the foot of the Athenian Akropolis undergoing several millennia of transformative experiences, shaping and being shaped by the identities of its inhabitants, in order to become the place now recognised as the Athenian Agora: the heart of Athens, the birthplace of democracy, and truly, a lieu de mémoire. A transformative process, which I argue, began at the end of 6th century Athens with the collapse of the Peisistratid tyranny and was only strengthened by the advent of oligarchy in the final decade of the 5th century. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Classics en_NZ
dc.subject Memory en_NZ
dc.subject Athens en_NZ
dc.subject Agora en_NZ
dc.subject Tyrannicide en_NZ
dc.subject Monument en_NZ
dc.title Thanks for the Memories: The Athenian Agora as a Lieu de Mémoire en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Classics en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Arts en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains Copyright en_NZ 2020-08-29T09:18:16Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ

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