- Die Heimat des Acheloos
The essays on Northwestern-Greece by Peter Funke, an outstanding expert about the ancient history of the landscapes of Epiros, Acarnania and Aetolia, are compiled in this volume. He takes us to the »home« of the Acheloos River, which has influenced the landscapes not only in antiquity. Peter Funke has significantly expanded our knowledge about the political, cultural and the topographical structures in Northwestern-Greece, Funke deals also with the political development in that region, which were characterized in the ancient times by tribal and federal-states-structures. A particular focus is placed on the genesis of settlement structures in northwestern Greece und on the epigraphical material from that region. Peter Funke was able to draw on many experiences, which he made as an initiator and organizer of topographical-archaeological projects, which were carried out in cooperation with the Greek Antiquities Administration in two ancient cities in Acarnania, Stratos and Palairos.