Research Group B-I-1 researches ways in which spaces are defined and constituted through acquisition and demarcation. One subproject focuses on an inquiry into the methods and technological requirements which enabled imperial Roman agrimensores and gromatici to acquire or penetrate private spaces (e.g. with a view to the assignment of property and usage rights) and public spaces (viae publicae). Another project researches the shaping and measuring of social spaces in the societies of ancient Greece and imperial Rome. A third, closely related project explores the public space of ancient Greece – i.e. the classical concept of the public – by means of a systematic analysis of political texts.
- Perceptions of philosophy in Classical Athens
- The relation between „viae publicae“ and „viae privatae“
- War, Violence and the Public. The Integration of Violence into the sacral and mental Topography of the Early Greek Polis