Dissertation abstracts

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Dissertation abstracts published in Opuscula 10 (2017) Richard Olsson | The water-supply system in Roman Pompeii, Lic. diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University 2015. http://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/6332923/8163872.pdf. Fredrik Tobin | The chamber tombs of San Giovenale and the funerary landscapes of South Etruria, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2015. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259389. Erika Lindgren Liljenstolpe | Sempronia’s song. Attitudes to women’s music-making in ancient Rome, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2015. http://urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260751. Linnea Åshede | Desiring hermaphrodites. The relationships of Hermaphroditus in Roman group scenes, Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg 2015. https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/40657/1/gupea_2077_40657_1.pdf. Astrid M.H. Nilsson | Johannes Magnus and the composition of truth. Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus, PhD diss. Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University 2016. Ingrid Berg | Kalaureia 1894. A cultural history of the first Swedish excavaion in Greece, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University 2016. Lovisa Brännstedt | Femina princeps. Livia’s position in the Roman state, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient history, Lund University 2016. Bibliographical information ‘Dissertations 2015–2016’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish…

Book reviews

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Books reviewed in Opuscula 9 (2016) Kristian Göransson | N. Badoud, Le temps de Rhodes. Une chronologie des inscriptions de la cité fondée sur l’étude de ses institutions (Vestigia. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, 63), München: Verlag C.H. Beck 2015. xvii + 542 pp. ISBN 978-3-406-64035-3. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-11 Lars Karlsson | H.-J. Beste & D. Mertens with a contribution by S. Ortisi, Die Mauern von Syrakus. Das Kastell Euryalos und die Befestigung der Epipolai (DAI, Sonderschriften, 18), Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag 2015. 327 pp., 311 figs. (Abbildungen), 9 plates (Beilagen). ISBN 978-3-95490-033-6. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-12 Vassilis Petrakis | D. Panagiotopoulos, Mykenische Siegelpraxis. Funktion, Kontext und administrative Verwendung mykenischer Tonplomben aus dem griechischen Festland und Kreta (Athenaia, 5), München: Max Hirmer Verlag 2014. xiv + 394 pp., 60 figs. ISBN 978-3-7774-2288-6. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-13 Maja Kramer | S. Vargas Vázquez, Diseños geométricos en los mosaicos de Écija (Sevilla) (BAR-IS, 2654), Oxford: Archaeopress 2014. 202 pp., 21 figs., 48 plates, 53 geometric drawings. ISBN 978-1-4073-1296-5. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-14 Hans Lejdegård | E.J. Watts, The final pagan generation (Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 53), Oakland: University of California Press 2015. 327 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-28370-1. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-15 Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’,…

The rock-cut chamber tombs of Labraunda

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se The rock-cut chamber tombs of Labraunda By Paavo Roos Abstract The rock-cut chamber tombs form a very small percentage of the rock-cut tombs in Labraunda. The majority of these tombs, situated next to the sanctuary, were studied by Paul Åström in 1950 together with the sarcophagi; two improved from natural caves further from the sanctuary in both directions were found in a topographic survey conducted by Lars Karlsson in 2005, and finally one tomb at some distance away on the plain is also included in the article. The tombs are of various types and are probably to be dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. No finds have been recorded in them, either in 1950 or later. Bibliographical information Paavo Roos, ‘The rock-cut chamber tombs of Labraunda’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 9, Stockholm 2016, 271–284. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-8-3. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-10

Subsidies for the Roman West?
Article , Content , Open Access , Opuscula / 2016-12-02

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Subsidies for the Roman West? The flow of Constantinopolitan solidi to the Western Empire and Barbaricum By Svante Fischer & Fernando López Sánchez Abstract This paper discusses the presence of solidi struck in Constantinople found in 5th and early to mid-6th century solidus hoards in the Western Empire, Italy in particular. Some 112 different solidus hoards in eleven regions are compared and evaluated. It is suggested that solidi from Constantinople in most of these hoards may be interpreted as the evidence of subsidies for the Western Empire. A possible cause for the uneven but lengthy supply of gold from Constantinople to the Western emperor could have been the fear of Western insolvency and ultimately a state bankruptcy. Bibliographical information Svante Fischer & Fernando López Sánchez, ‘Subsidies for the Roman West? The flow of Constantinopolitan solidi to the Western Empire and Barbaricum’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 9, Stockholm 2016, 249–269. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-8-3. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-09