Later, laterculus, and testa
Article , Content , Open Access , Opuscula / 2016-12-02

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Later, laterculus, and testa. New perspectives on Latin brick terminology By Henrik Gerding Abstract For centuries antiquarians and archaeologists have tried to reconcile the terminology of ancient writers on architecture, such as Vitruvius, with the perceived realities of the material record. One particular issue of debate concerns the interpretation of different words for “brick” in Latin. In this paper it is argued that earlier attempts to settle this question are unsatisfactory and leave several problems unresolved. A thorough examination of literary and epigraphic sources, combined with new insights in Hellenistic brick usage, suggests that primary distinctions in Latin brick terminology were based on shape and size, rather than on a mere division between fired and unfired bricks. Thus, it is argued that later basically signified a large moulded block, but normally was used to indicate mud bricks; that laterculus changed over time from being a diminutive (a small later) to becoming the standard term for the relatively thin fired bricks of the Roman Imperial period; and that tes­ta originally and primarily signified a fragment of a roof tile (or…

Opuscula 9 (2016)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2016-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Contents Henrik Gerding | Later, laterculus, and testa. New perspectives on Latin brick terminology Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2015. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With a contribution by D. Kofel Eleni Fassa | Divine commands, authority, and cult. Imperative dedications to the Egyptian gods Stella Macheridis | Home, refuse, and reuse during the Early Helladic III to the Middle Helladic I transitional period. A social zooarchaeological study of the Asine bothroi Melissa Vetters, Ann Brysbaert, Maria Ntinou, Georgia Tsartsidou & Evi Margeritis | People and plants. Piecing together archaeological and archaeobotanical data to reconstruct plant use and craft activities in Mycenaean Tiryns Jesper Blid, Fr Maximous El-Antony, Hugo Lundhaug, Jason Zaborowski, Meira Polliack, Mengistu Gobezie Worku & Samuel Rubenson | Excavations at the Monastery of St Antony at the Red Sea Serena Sabatini | Textile tools from the East Gate at Mycenaean Midea, Argolis, Greece Svante Fischer & Fernando López Sánchez | Subsidies for the Roman West? The flow of Constantinopolitan solidi to the Western Empire and Barbaricum Paavo Roos | The rock-cut…

Opuscula 8 (2015)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2015-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Contents John K. Papadopoulos | The Charitonidis Class. A group of large Athenian Late Protogeometric skyphoi Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2014. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With contributions by B. Stolle, I. Trinks, L. Mazzotta & L. Recht, A. Lindqvist & D. Kofel Vassos Karageorghis & Efstathios Raptou | Two new Proto-White Painted ware vases of the pictorial style from Palaepaphos, Cyprus Susanne Berndt | Cutting the Gordian knot. The iconography of Megaron 2 at Gordion Hedvig Landenius Enegren | Loom weights in Archaic South Italy and Sicily. Five case studies Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2014 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz. Preliminary results from Areas 12 and 13 Gregor Maurach | Terenz’ Hecyra – Spiel der Voreiligkeiten Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 8, Stockholm 2015. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-7-6. Softcover, 196 pages.

Opuscula 7 (2014)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2014-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Contents Chiara M. Mazzeri | Ancestors at the gate. Form, function and symbolism of the imagines moiorum. A comparative analysis of Etruscan and Roman funerary art Lars Karlsson, Jesper Blid Kullberg, Baptiste Vergnaud & Agneta Freccero | Labraunda 2012-2013. A preliminary report on the work at the sanctuary. With a new reconstruction drawing of the sanctuary by Jesper Blid Kullberg and an appendix by Fredrik Tobin Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2013. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With contributions by R. Árnadóttir M. Mehofer, F. Köstelbauer, A. Satraki, L. Mazzotta & A.Trecarichi, D. Blattner, B. Stolle & A. Miltiadous Johansson Svante Fischer | The solidus hoard of Casa delle Vestali in context Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2013 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz. Preliminary results from Areas 9, 10 and 11 Arto Penttinen & Jenny Wallensten | Berit Wells in memoriam Gunnel Ekroth | Castration, cult and agriculture. Perspectives on Greek animal sacrifice Charlotte Scheffer | Cooking stands and braziers in Greek sanctuaries Signe Isager | New inscriptions in…

Opuscula 6 (2013)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2013-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Contents Jan N. Bremmer | The agency of Greek and Roman statues. From Homer to Constantine Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | Fragments with horses and wolf’s teeth. Black impasto and its association with periods and buildings in the monumental area at Acquarossa Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2012. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With contributions by I. Trinks, B. Stolle, K. Heiß, J.A.I. van der Does & D.M. Blattner Alexandra Alexandridou | Archaic pottery and terracottas from the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia Jörg Weilhartner | Textual evidence for Aegean Late Bronze Age ritual processions Ann Brysbaert & Melissa Vetters | A moving story about exotica. Objects’’ long-distance production chains and associated identities at Tiryns, Greece Maria-Foteini Papakonstantinou, Arto Penttinen, Gregory N. Tsokas, Panagiotis I. Tsourlos, Alexandros Stampolidis, Ilias Fikos, Georgios Tassis, Konstantina Psarogianni, Lambros Stavrogiannis, Anton Bonnier, Monica Nilsson, Henrik Boman | The Makrakomi Archaeological Landscapes Project (MALP). A preliminary report on investigations carried out in 2010-2012 Kerstin Höghammar | On the dating of two early 2nd century coin issues from Kos and the IGCH…

Opuscula 5 (2012)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2012-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Contents Julia Habetzeder | Dancing with decorum. The eclectic usage of kalathiskos dancers and pyrrhic dancers in Roman visual culture Lars Karlsson, Jesper Blid & Olivier Henry | Labraunda 2011. A preliminary report on the Swedish excavations. With an appendix by R. Hedlund Peter M. Fischer | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2011. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With appendices by T. Bürge, L. Franz and R. Feldbacher Richard Ramanius | Euergetism and city-walls in the Italian city of Telesia Paavo Roos | The water-mills on the Lamas River in Cilicia Julia Habetzeder | The impact of restoration. The example of the dancing satyr in the Uffizi Peter M. Fischer | The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2009 and 2010 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz. Preliminary results from the Early Iron Age occupation in Area 9. With appendices by T. Bürge, A. Gustafsson & J. Azzopardi Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 5, Stockholm 2012. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-4-5. Softcover, 204 pages.

Opuscula 4 (2011)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2011-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Contents Henrik Gerding | A courtyard gate at Thourioi Lars Karlsson, Jesper Blid & Olivier Henry | Labraunda 2010. A preliminary report on the Swedish excavations Peter M. Fischer | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010. Excavations at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With appendices by P. Klingborg, F. & F. Kärfve, C. Hagberg, O. Svensson, S. Macheridis & L. Franz Cecilia Olovsdotter | Representing consulship. on the conception and meanings of the consular diptychs Petra Pakkanen | Is It Possible to Believe in Syncretistic God? Discussion on Conceptual and Contextual Aspects of Ancient Greek Syncretism Anna Holst Blennow & Frederick Whitling | Italian dreams, Roman longings. Vilhelm Lundström and the first Swedish philological-archaeological course in Rome, 1909 Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 4, Stockholm 2011. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-3-8. Softcover, 173 pages.

Opuscula 3 (2010)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2010-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Maria Lowe Fri, Madeleine Miller, Monica Nilsson & Ann-Louise Schallin | Excavations in Midea 2008-2009 John K. Papadopoulos | The bronze headbands of prehistoric Lofkënd and their Aegean and Balkan connections Maria Gabriella Scapaticci | Un inedito lastrone a scala da Tarquinia presso l’Antiquiarum di Monte Romano Lars Karlsson | Labraunda 2009. A preliminary report on the Swedish excavations with contributions by Jesper Blid and Olivier Henry Anne-Marie Leander Touati | Water, well-being and social complexity in Insula V 1. A Pompeian city block revisited Julia Habetzeder | Marsyas in the garden? Small-scale sculptures referring to Marsyas in the forum Fernando Gilotta | Chiusi e il Clusium Group. Un nuovo documento dagli scavi di Orvieto Erika Weiberg | Pictures and people. Seals, figurines and Peloponnesian imagery Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 3, Stockholm 2010. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-2-1. Softcover, 224 pages.

Opuscula 2 (2009)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2009-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Monica Nilsson & Ann-Louise Schallin | Excavations in Midea 2007 Sofia Voutsaki, Søren Dietz & Albert J. Nijboer | Radiocarbon analysis and the history of the East Cemetery, Asine Lars Karlsson | Labraunda 2008. A preliminary report on the Swedish excavations with contributions by Jesper Blid and Olivier Henry Arto Penttinen, Berit Wells, Dimitra Mylona, Petra Pakkanen, Jari Pakkanen, Arja Karivieri, Anne Hooton, Emanuel Savini | Report on the excavations in the years 2007 and 2008 southeast of the Temple of Poseidon at Kalaureia Appendix: Tatiana Theodoropoulou | The sea-shells from the excavations in Area H in the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia in 2007 and 2008 Berit Wells | A smiting-god-figurine found in the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia Appendix: Andreas Karydas | In situ analysis of a bronze figurine in the Poros Archaeological Museum Jenny Wallensten & Jari Pakkanen | A new inscribed statue base from the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia Jari Pakkanen | A tale of three drums: An unfinished Archaic votive column in the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia Dagmar Grassinger | Zersägte…

Opuscula 1 (2008)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2008-12-01

Now available for free download at Bokorder.se. Out of print. Used copies might be available at Amazon.com and Amazon.de. Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Monica Nilsson, Ann-Louise Schallin, with an appendix by Kalliopi Nikita | Excavations in Midea 2006 John K. Papadopoulos | The Archaic wall of Athens. Reality or myth? Anton Bonnier | Epinea kai limenes. The relationship between harbours and cities in ancient Greek texts Fabrizio Vistoli | Una nuova acquisizione di ceramica “white-on red” dall’ager Veientanus Ola Wikander | The religio-social message of the gold tablets of Pyrgi Milette Gaifmann | Visualized rituals and dedicatory inscriptions on votive offerings to the Nymphs Gabriella Barbieri | Materiali inediti da Sovana. Alcuni corredi funerari dalla necropoli di San Sebastiano Maria Gabriella Scapaticci | Nuovi dati sul popolamento nella pianura di Tarquinia durante la romanizzazione. Il caso della località “Il Giglio” Paavo Roos | A forgotten tomb at Hippokome and its neighbours Henrik Gerding | Reconsidering the tomb of Aulus Hirtius Olof Brandt | I muri traversali di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme e la sinagoga di Ostia Carmen Marcks | Die Büste eines Afrikaners aus der Sammlung Piranesi in Stockholm In memoriam Paul Åström (1929-2008) – the Swedish nestor of…

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