Chaeronea, August 338 BC: A state of the question



Chaeronea Conference


The conference, entitled “Chaeronea, August 338 BC: A state of the question”, will examine, through the research of leading experts, archaeologists and historians, the way in which the battle between the armies of the Macedonians and the Greek cities of the south took place, as well as aspects of the commemoration of the battle by the victors and the defeated.

Leading experts from major academic institutions share the results of their research on the battle that gave birth to the Hellenistic world, the ‘new world’ that was to define, in large part, the way we still see the world today.



Wednesday 28/2: 17:15 – 19:50
Thursday 29/2: 11:00 – 19:50
Friday 01/3: 10:00 – 16:00

Free admission
The Conference will be held in English

Live Streaming

The conference will be live-streamed via Zoom.
Registration implies to all 3 days of the conference.


Conference tickets are sold out (physical presence)


4 Neofytou Douka, Kolonaki
Auditorium, 5th floor

Important note: The keynote lecture on February 29 by Maria Liston will take place at the Cotsen Hall, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Anapiron Polemou 9.


Maria-Xeni Garezou
Director for the Curation of the National Archive of Monuments

Sophia Zoumpaki
Research Director, Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation

Panagiotis Iossif
Scientific Director, Museum of Cycladic Art – Professor of Ancient Numismatics, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Anastasios Kakamanoudis
PhD Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia

Kyriaki Kalliga
PhD Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia

Angeliki Kottaridi
Honorary Ephor of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture

Elena Kountouri
Director of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities, Ministry of Culture

Athanassia Kyriakou
Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ioannis Bogris
Army Officer, Military Historian, PhD Candidate in Modern and Contemporary Greek History, University of Athens

Olga Palagia
Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens

Nikolaos Papazarkadas
Director, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the Institute of Historical Research

Nikos Petrocheilos
PhD Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Elisavet P. Sioumpara
PhD Archaeologist, Head, Acropolis Restoration Service, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Fappas Ioannis
Assistant Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Scientific Director, Museum of Cycladic Art

Alexandra Charami
Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia

Athina Chatzidimitriou
Head of the Department for the Administration of the Historical Archive of Antiquities and Restorations
Guy Ackermann
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Margherita Bonanno
Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Rome

Raimon Graells y Fabregat
Professor of Archaeology, University of Alicante

Peter Krentz
Chair and W.R. Grey Professor of Classics, Professor of History, Davidson College

Maria Liston
Professor of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Canada

Thierry Lucas
Assistant Professor, Université Picardie Jules Verne

John Ma
Professor of Classics, Columbia University

James Romm
James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics, Bard College, Annandale

Rémi Saou
Assistant Professor, University of Grenoble Alpes



Τhe exhibition explores one of the most important historical events of Greek antiquity – the battle of Chaeronea that brought Alexander the Great onto the political stage and laid the foundations for the creation of the modern world.

It highlights the importance the Battle of Chaeronea had in ancient times, at the transition from the Classical to the Hellenistic period. The latter became an era in which Greek civilization was dominant for centuries and laid the foundations of what we call the Western world. The theme is the battle that opposed the Macedonian army of Philip II against that of the allied Greek cities of southern Greece – and in particular the Sacred Band of Thebes and the army of Athens – a conflict that for the first time brought the eighteen-year-old Alexander to the front line of history: Alexander who was soon to conquer the world with his great campaigns in Asia.

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