Julien Faguer, membre de troisième année, participe au colloque international « Beyond Athenocentrism: Greek Cities’ Responses to Athenian Institutional and Judicial Legacy in the so-called ‘Hellenistic Polis Convergence’ », organisé par Davide Amendola et Shane Wallace à Trinity College (Dublin), les 15 et 16 juin prochains.
Il y présentera une communication ce mardi 15 juin, à 17h50 GMT (19h50 heure grecque) sur le thème : « Real security and property registers in the Aegean (3rd–2nd c. BCE): Between Athenian Legacy and New Archival Practices » .
The influence of Athens in the field of public archives regarding sale and property transactions in the Hellenistic Aegean is somewhat paradoxical. While many aspects in the documentation of the Cyclades on this topic can be traced back to Athenian practices (accounting and administrative practices in Hellenistic Delos, terminology of leases or credit transactions linked with real security, hypothecation horoi…), Athens has long been regarded as an exception precisely in the field of land and real estate archives, because no State record of this kind has survived in Attica. As M. Faraguna demonstrated in the late 1990s, this peculiarity of the Athenian record is mainly due to the decentralized fashion in which archives on property were kept in Attica. Accepting this postulate helps better acknowledging the extent of Athenian legacy in the islands of the Aegean, where legal institutions and the terminology of credit transactions show a clear convergence with Athenian sources of the classical period; at the same time, it helps highlighting the social and economic implication of new archival trends, such as the development of central records of individual sales and credit transactions displayed publicly in Hellenistic Tenos, or the recording of all private contracts by state officials in the neighboring Paros.
Retrouvez ici le programme complet du colloque.