Oct 1, 2008

Pharos, October & November 2008

Archaeological Survey of Ancient Sikyon

October 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Matthew Maher
UBC Department Classical, Near East & Religious Studies

Ancient Sikyon, now buried beneath the modern village and fields of Vasiliko, is located on a triangular plateau on the south shore of the Corinthian Gulf. While ancient literary accounts and limited excavation have yielded some of the city’s secrets, it is the efforts of the Sikyon Survey Project, which this paper will address, that are responsible for bringing much of the rich history of this city to light, and for placing Sikyon in its rightful place among the first cities of ancient Greece.


Note: Starting October 27, 2008 Pharos Lectures will begin at 7:30 pm


The Road Less Traveled – Undiscovered Greece

Postponed 'til February 2009


November 24, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Richard Spratley, President Pharos

Ric and Lynda Spratley have been visiting Greece for over twenty years – twenty years in which the country has undergone profound change. This slide presentation will be a nostalgic view back over those trips, of things that are timeless as well as some that have vanished forever. We will visit islands off the path of cruise ships and villages tour buses can’t reach while probing into far corners of familiar places. And, of course, there will be music and red poppies!


Pharos October 28, 2008: Matt Maher


Archaeological Survey of Ancient Sikyon


Matthew Maher
UBC Department Classical, Near East & Religious Studies


Ancient Sikyon, now buried beneath the modern village and fields of Vasiliko, is located on a triangular plateau on the south shore of the Corinthian Gulf. While ancient literary accounts and limited excavation have yielded some of the city’s secrets, it is the efforts of the Sikyon Survey Project, which this paper will address, that are responsible for bringing much of the rich history of this city to light, and for placing Sikyon in its rightful place among the first cities of ancient Greece.