Dissertations 2016–2017

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at bokorder.se Dissertation abstracts published in Opuscula 10 (2017) Martina Björk | Ovid’s Heroides and the ethopoeia, PhD thesis, Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University 2016 Patrik Klingborg | Water and risk in ancient Greece, 600–50 BC, PhD thesis, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2017 Paulina Partanen | Navigating female power: (De-)constructing the space of the immortal threat in Homer’s Odyssey, Department of Theology: History of Religions, Uppsala University 2016 Bibliographical information ‘Dissertations 2016–2017, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 10, Stockholm 2017, 196–197. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-9-0.

Book reviews
Book review , Content , Opuscula / 2017-12-02

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at bokorder.se Books reviewed in Opuscula 10 (2017) Fredrik Tobin | S. Bell & A. A. Carpino (eds.), A companion to the Etruscans, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2016. xxviii + 493 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-35274-8 Pedro Bentancour Garin | I. McPhee, Myth, Drama and Style in South Italian Vase-Painting: Selected Papers by A.D. Trendall (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature PB 182), Uppsala: Åströms Förlag 2016. xxxix + 299 pp. ISBN 978-91-7081-205-7 Hedvig von Ehrenheim | G. Renberg, Where dreams may come. Incubation sanctuaries in the Greco-Roman world, vols. 1–2 (Religions in the Greco-Roman world 184), Leiden & Boston: Brill 2016. 1046 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-29976-4 (hardback set) ISBN 978-90-04-34621-5 (hardback, vol. 1) ISBN 978-90-04-34622-2 (hardback, vol. 2) ISBN 978-90-04-33023-8 (e-book). Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 10, Stockholm 2017, 190–195. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-9-0.

The last occupation of Asine in Argolis
Article , Content , Opuscula / 2017-12-02

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at bokorder.se The last occupation of Asine in Argolis By Nektarios-Peter Yioutsos Abstract Kastraki Hill on the eastern Argolic Gulf, with visible remains of impressive fortifications, has been identified since the mid-19th century as the position occupied by the acropolis of ancient Asine. The first systematic excavations were carried out by the Swedish Institute in the 1920s and revealed the continuous habitation of the site from the Early Helladic period (3rd millennium BC) up to the late 4th-early 5th century AD. Many additions and repairs on the acropolis were made during the Byzantine period and the 2nd Venetian Occupation of the Peloponnese (1686–1715). However, the most destructive interventions in the area are the works carried out by the Italians during World War II. Fearing an invasion of the Allies on this side of the Peloponnese, the Italians fortified the acropolis by making additions to the ancient walls and constructing auxiliary buildings, pillboxes, observation posts and trenches around the rocky outcrop using materials from buildings of the Lower Town. Their departure after the war revealed the extent of the destruction of the antiquities. During the past few decades we have seen interest in…

The Lower city of Asea, Arcadia

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at bokorder.se The lower city of Asea, Arcadia. Results from a geophysical project 2001–2012 By Jeannette Forsén, Tatiana Smekalova & Esko Tikkala Abstract Between 2001 and 2012 a geophysical survey project was carried out on and around Asea Paleokastro in Arcadia, Greece. The results of this work complement the archaeological surface survey carried out in the same area in 1995 and the cleaning session of the acropolis walls in 2000. We have now a fair idea of how the lower city was laid out and how the city wall encompassed the city blocks. Detailed information concerning a residential block was supplied in part by the excavation published by Erik J. Holmberg in 1944, and this supports our results. We have an orthogonal town plan consisting of rectangular city blocks of c. 38 x 56 m. The city wall has several towers and a postern gate, as well as at least one more complex city gate. The agora is more elusive, but we think that it could be placed in an area mostly devoid of anomalies downhill from a built-up area revealed by the magnetometer survey and bordered by the main passageway to…