Join us for a live webinar on May 26, 2020 at 19:00 with Mellon Professor Sylvian Fachard and Professor Edward Harris, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, Durham University, as they discuss the destruction of cities and their upcoming publication derived from the conference "Destruction, Survival, and Economic Recovery in the Greek World" hosted at the American School May 2019.

About the speakers:

Sylvian Fachard is the the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at the American School. Fachard is an archaeologist who has excavated in Greece for 20 field seasons. His knowledge of the sites, monuments, museums, and topography of Greece is extensive. Fachard has published sites and material dating from several periods; his survey work covers the full range from the Neolithic to the modern periods. Members of the American School have enjoyed his tours around Eretria—a site on which he is a leading expert who has published multiple studies and co-authored volumes—since 2004.

Edward Harris, Professor of Ancient History, has published extensively on Athenian political history and institutions, Greek law and the economy of Ancient Greece. He has published Aeschines and Athenian Politics (New York and Oxford 1995) and Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York 2006). He has co-edited with R. W. Wallace, Transitions to Empire, Essays in Greco-Roman History 360-146 B.C. (Norman OK 1996) and with Lene Rubinstein, The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London 2004). He is also translating Demosthenes 20-26 for the series The Oratory of Classical Greece edited by Michael Gagarin (Texas). He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.