Recorded: May 29, 2019
Event: Ancient Iran and the Classical World, An International Symposium
Citation: Zournatzi, Antigoni. "The King's Peoples and Lands: The Apadana Reliefs, Herodotean Ethnography, and the Persian Imperial Lore," Ancient Iran and the Classical World, An International Symposium. May 29, 2019.
by Antigoni Zournatzi (National Hellenic Research Foundation)
About the Speaker
Antigoni Zournatzi is Director of Research at the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Her main areas of research are the interconnections between the ancient Greek world and the Ancient Near East, cross-cultural phenomena in archaic and classical Cyprus, and the Achaemenid Empire. She is currently a Getty Scholar, engaging in research on ethnographical knowledge as part of the interconnections between ancient Greek and Persian traditions. The ongoing project, Mapping Ancient Cultural Encounters: Greeks in Iran ca. 550 BC – ca. AD 650, which she coordinates, seeks to promote a holistic view of ancient Iranian and Greek interactions in Iran proper on the strength of an integrative inventory of different source materials and sites across historical periods. Research on this project is presently also conducted within the framework of the program Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond, funded as part of the Connecting Art Histories initiative of the Getty Foundation.