Grumentum and Roman Cities in Southern Italy/Grumentum e le città romane nell’Italia meridionale


£59.00
S2830
9781407315089
Attilio Mastrocinque, Chiara Maria Marchetti and Rossana Scavone
2016
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[Text in Italian] Grumentum, in the inland of Basilicata, was a Lucanian city and then a Roman colony. This volume publishes the papers presented at two conferences, held in 2012 and 2015. Their aim was to discuss the results of the recent archaeological research in Grumentum and other sites in Lucania. The results are many, and include a new numismatic document concerning the Lucanian city and the reconstruction of the central area of the Roman town from the Late Republican phases to the Augustean project of the new Forum. The most important monuments are studied and their features and transformations are presented according to a chronological frame provided by the finds and their date. Typological studies and chemical and physical analyses have yielded new data which improves our knowledge of the economy, trade, diet and culture of Grumentum. Finally, the transformation of this city into a Christian community is highlighted by new discoveries and findings. Grumentuim, nell'interno della Basilicata, fu una città lucana e poi una colonia romana. Questo volume pubblica i contributi presentati in due congressi, svoltisi nel 2012 e nel 2015. Il loro obiettivo è stato quello di discutere i risultati delle recenti ricerche archeologiche a Grumentum e in altri siti della Lucania. I risultati sono numerosi e comprendono un nuovo documento numismatico relativo alla città lucana e la ricostruzione dell'area centrale della città romana dalle fasi tardo-repubblicane al progetto augusteo del nuovo Foro. Vengono esaminati i monumenti più importanti: la loro forma e le trasformazioni sono presentate entro il quadro cronologico fornito dai reperti e dalla loro datazione. Studi tipologici e analisi chimiche e fisiche hanno prodotto nuovi dati che migliorano la nostra conoscenza dell'economia, del commercio, della dieta e della cultura di Grumentum. Infine, la trasformazione della città in una comunità cristiana viene chiarita dalle nuove scoperte.

Attilio Mastrocinque is full professor for Roman History at the University of Verona. He has been a visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, and is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. He has directed the archaeological research of his University in Grumentum for ten years.
Chiara Maria Marchetti (PhD) is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Verona and works regularly with the Department of Scienze dell’Antichità of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Her research is focused mainly on cultural studies in the classical world, with special attention to religion and cults, votive practice and material culture.
Rossana Scavone graduated at the University of Catania. She also studied at the Universities of Sassari and Sheffield, and earned a PhD in Cultural Heritage at the University of Verona. A member of the Italian Association of Archaeozoology, she has taken part in many excavations in Sicily, Basilicata and Lazio, studying and publishing their faunal assemblages.

Contributors Lorna Anguilano, Luca Arioli, Paola Artoni, Antonella Arzone, Luca Bellucci, Riccardo Bertolazzi, Giulia Bison, Silvia Braito, Alfredo Buonopane, Lianka Camerlengo, Federica Candelato, Antonio Capano, Cristina Di Lorenzo, Federica Fenzi, Helena Fracchia, Ugo Fusco, Maria Pina Gargano, Maurizio Gualtieri, Christian Laes, Barbara Lepri, Chiara Maria Marchetti, Attilio Mastrocinque, Bruna Nardelli, Monica Pagan, Salvatore Pagliuca, Daniela Pizzolato, Jessica Pompele, Lara Pozzan, Antonio Priore, Carlotta Righetti, Roberto Rotondo, Fabio Saggioro, Leonardo Salari, Massimo Saracino, Alessio Sassù, Marianna Scapini, Rossana Scavone, Fiammetta Soriano, Roby Stuani, Francesco Tarlano, Elisa Zentilini.

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