Il Santuario Di Santa Venera A Paestum

Author: Rebecca Miller Ammerman
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472108992
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Examines almost three thousand terracottas found in archaeological excavations at the sanctuary of Santa Venera at Paestum

The Chora Of Metaponto 7

Author: Joseph Coleman Carter
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477314253
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The seventh volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology's series on the rural countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the Greek sanctuary at Pantanello. The site is the first Greek rural sanctuary in southern Italy that has been fully excavated and exhaustively documented. Its evidence—a massive array of distinctive structural remains and 30,000-plus artifacts and ecofacts—offers unparalleled insights into the development of extra-urban cults in Magna Graecia from the seventh to the fourth centuries BC and the initiation rites that took place within the cults. Of particular interest are the analyses of the well-preserved botanical and faunal material, which present the fullest record yet of Greek rural sacrificial offerings, crops, and the natural environment of southern Italy and the Greek world. Excavations from 1974 to 2008 revealed three major phases of the sanctuary, ranging from the Archaic to Early Hellenistic periods. The structures include a natural spring as the earliest locus of the cult, an artificial stream (collecting basin) for the spring's outflow, Archaic and fourth-century BC structures for ritual dining and other cult activities, tantalizing evidence of a Late Archaic Doric temple atop the hill, and a farmhouse and tile factory that postdate the sanctuary's destruction. The extensive catalogs of material and special studies provide an invaluable opportunity to study the development of Greek material culture between the seventh and third centuries BC, with particular emphasis on votive pottery and figurative terracotta plaques.

An Inventory Of Archaic And Classical Poleis

Author: Mogens Herman Hansen
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198140991
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This is the first ever documented study of the 1,035 identifiable Greek city states (poleis) of the Archaic and Classical periods (c.650-325 BC). Previous studies of the Greek polis have focused on Athens and Sparta, and the result has been a view of Greek society dominated by Sophokles', Plato's, and Demosthenes' view of what the polis was. This study includes descriptions of Athens and Sparta, but its main purpose is to explore the history andorganization of the thousand other city states.The main part of the book is a regionally organized inventory of all identifiable poleis covering the Greek world from Spain to the Caucasus and from the Crimea to Libya. This inventory is the work of 47 specialists, and is divided into 46 chapters, each covering a region. Each chapter contains an account of the region, a list of second-order settlements, and an alphabetically ordered description of the poleis. This description covers such topics as polis status,territory, settlement pattern, urban centre, city walls and monumental architecture, population, military strength, constitution, alliance membership, colonization, coinage, and Panhellenic victors.The first part of the book is a description of the method and principles applied in the construction of the inventory and an analysis of some of the results to be obtained by a comparative study of the 1,035 poleis included in it. The ancient Greek concept of polis is distinguished from the modern term `city state', which historians use to cover many other historic civilizations, from ancient Sumeria to the West African cultures absorbed by the nineteenth-century colonializingpowers. The focus of this project is what the Greeks themselves considered a polis to be.

The Archaeology Of Lucanian Cult Places

Author: Ilaria Battiloro
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317103114
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With the emergence and structuring of the Lucanian ethnos during the fourth century BC, a network of cult places, set apart from habitation spaces, was created at the crossroads of the most important communication routes of ancient Lucania. These sanctuaries became centers of social and political aggregation of the local communities: a space in which the community united for all the social manifestations that, in urban societies, were usually performed within the city space. With a detailed analysis of the archaeological record, this study traces the historical and archaeological narrative of Lucanian cult places from their creation to the Late Republican Age, which saw the incorporation of southern Italy into the Roman state. By placing the sanctuaries within their territorial, political, social, and cultural context, Battiloro offers insight into the diachronic development of sacred architecture and ritual customs in ancient Lucania. The author highlights the role of material evidence in constructing the significance of sanctuaries in the historical context in which they were used, and crucial new evidence from the most recent archaeological investigations is explored in order to define dynamics of contact and interaction between Lucanians and Romans on the eve of the Roman conquest.

Viaggio In Grecia Ix Beozia

Author: Pausania
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858649052
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Scritto nel II secolo d.C., durante la dominazione romana, il Viaggio in Grecia di Pausania è un’affascinante guida attraverso i monumenti, le opere artistiche e i luoghi del mondo greco classico. In questo IX volume, l’autore ci conduce attraverso la Beozia, tra i suoi santuari e le sue città che, un tempo prospere e potenti, erano ormai impoverite e del tutto decadute, quasi sopravvissute a se stesse. Nel rievocare le antiche imprese eroiche di Tebe, terribile antagonista di Sparta, e quelle di Orcomeno, celebrata dallo stesso Omero per ricchezze e prosperità, Pausania cita gli scrittori e i poeti antichi, da Eschilo a Esiodo. La traduzione rigorosa di Salvatore Rizzo è accompagnata da un ricco apparato iconografico e da una presentazione del volume, che chiarisce i metodi adottati dal Periegeta e l’ordine degli itinerari percorsi.

La Mitologia Popolare Illustrata

Author: Francesco Sabatini
Editor:
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Poesia E Pubblico Nella Grecia Antica

Author: Bruno Gentili
Editor: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807819032
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Versi Aurei

Author: Salvatore Fazìa
Editor: Editrice Veneta S.a.s.
ISBN: 8884497132
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Salvatore Fazìa, i cui libri hanno l’inconfondibile copertina blu “sporcata” di rosso, regala un’altra pubblicazione intrigante e complessa, intitolata “Versi aurei”, il cui sottotitolo “rive e derive pitagoriche” fa già intuire che le pagine sono dedicate al filosofo matematico di Samo. Naturalmente Pitagora è un nome ben conosciuto, generalmente associato alle tabelline della famosa “tavola pitagorica” che un tempo si trovava nel retro copertina dei quaderni a quadretti, e al teorema sul triangolo rettangolo. Fazìa, forse anche per rendere più facilmente accessibile il suo scritto, non si sottrae a questa descrizione semplicistica del grande filosofo, anche se lo fa a modo suo: nella prima parte il concetto della “tavola pitagorica” viene declinato in una serie di brevi riflessioni scritte “al quadrato”, cioè in blocchi di parole in cui giustezza e altezza sono uguali. Quadrati che hanno lati lunghi tanto da prendere quasi tutta la larghezza della pagina, altri piccolissimi, formati dall’incrocio di due o tre parole anagrammate fra loro. Un esercizio di stile che già visivamente è intrigante, e che poi alla lettura offre diversi spunti di riflessione. La seconda parte, più tradizionale, è uno studio su Pitagora e i pitagorici, e in particolare sulla scuola di Crotone, a proposito della quale viene anche riportata una tesi di laurea. Corredata da immagini dei luoghi e da disegni che illustrano i teoremi matematici, è una ricerca interessante e molto ricca. Una ricerca che nasce dal web, e l’autore lo lascia tranquillamente intendere, ma non si limita al banale “copia e incolla” da wikipedia o altre fonti: c’è sempre un tocco personale, un modo che definiamo “artistico” di collegare gli argomenti e che di per sé potrebbe essere un manuale dell’uso corretto e ragionato di Internet.