A conversation with Jonathan Hall about how the archaeological past of the city of Argos was reclaimed in the long nineteenth century. What institutions and political debates took shape around the heritage of the past? What role did the ancient travel writer Pausanias play in defining what the past was? What was the interplay between local, national, international, and imperial interests?
Jonathan Hall is a Professor of Classics and History at the University of Chicago. Click here to view his Wikipedia page. The conversation is based on Jonathan’s book Reclaiming the Past: Argos and its Archaeological Heritage in the Modern Era (Cornell University Press 2021).
Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.
Top Image: The city of Argos – photo by George E. Koronaios / Wikimedia Commons