Cooking stands and braziers in Greek sanctuaries

Opuscula 7 (2014) is now available for purchase and free download at Also available at,, and Cooking stands and braziers in Greek sanctuaries By Charlotte Scheffer Abstract The presence of dining-rooms in Greek sanctuaries shows that food was eaten and most likely also cooked on the premises. The study of both the preparation and the cooking of the food eaten in the sanctuaries would be too much, and this paper will therefore concentrate on the presence of cooking stands and braziers in Greek sanctuaries, their uses, and on other related means of carrying the pots. Cooking stands were meant to hold the cooking pots above the fire; they were open at the bottom and were placed in the fire or perhaps rather in the glowing embers of a fire. In Etruria, there were three types (types I–III): a cylindrical stand with a top plate with holes, a half-cylindrical stand with three supports attached to the inner side of the wall, and a barrel-like stand with a narrower top. Cooking braziers had, unlike the cooking stands, a closed bottom as well as the means to carry a pot. Bibliographical information Charlotte Scheffer, ‘Cooking stands and braziers…

Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2008-12-02

Opuscula 1 (2008) is out of print. Available for free download at Used copies might be available at and Books reviewed in Opuscula 1 (2008) R.S. Merrillees | Hala Sultan Tekke XII. Tomb 24, stone anchors, faunal remains and pottery provenance, edited by Paul Åström & Karin Nys (SIMA 45:12), Sävedalen: Paul Åströms Förlag 2007. 62 pp., ills., tables. ISBN 978-91-7081-228-6. Charlotte Scheffer | Works dealing with questions concerning ancient Greek vases (books reviewed: Approaches to the study of Attic vases, by P. Rouet; The Theseus Painter, by O. Borgers; The late mannierists in Athenian vase-painting, by T. Mannack; Non-Attic Greek vase inscriptions, by R. Wachter; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 1, by T. Fischer-Hansen; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Amsterdam 3, by W.D.J. van de Put; Essays in honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, by A.J. Clarc & J. Gaunt, eds.). Johannes Siapkas | The complexities of Hellenism—a review article (books reviewed: Placing modern Greece, by C. Güthenke; The nation and its ruins, by Y. Hamilakis). Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 1, 185–197. Stockholm 2008. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-0-7. Softcover, 198 pages.

Opuscula Romana 28 (2003)
Opuscula Romana / 2003-12-01

Distributed by Astrom editions. Anne-Marie Leander Touati | Prologue to the Ninth Boëthius Lecture celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Swedish Institute in Rome (pp. 7-8) Antonio Manfredi | San Lorenzo in Lucina, Jean Le Jeune, Jean Jouffroy and the search for manuscripts in France during the papacy of Nicholas V (1447-1451) with a note by Maria Elena Bertoldi (pp. 9-34) Janne P. Ikäheimo | The ploughsoil assemblage of Zone 4a at Ficana (Monte Cugno) (pp. 35-45) Charlotte Scheffer | Dangerous driving: an Etruscan motif against the Greek and Roman background (pp. 47-72) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | Four imported transport Amphorae from Acquarossa (pp. 73-83) Book reviews David Ridgway | J.R. Brandt & L. Karlsson (eds.), From huts to houses. Transformations of ancient societies. Proceedings of an International Seminar organized by the Norwegian and Swedish Institutes in Rome, 21-24 September 1997 (pp. 85-88) Örjan Wikander | B. Ginge, Excavations at Satricum (Borgo Le Ferriere 1907-1910: Northwest necropolis. Southwestsanctuary and Acropolis (pp. 88-89) Örjan Wikander | A.-M.Romeuf & J. Romeuf, Le quartier artisanal gallo-romain des Martres-de-Veyre (Puy-de-Dôme) (pp. 89-90) Monika Aszalos | S.J. Harrison (ed.), Texts, ideas, and the classics. Scholarship, theory, and classical literature (pp. 90-93) Marianne Wifstrand Schiebe |…

Munuscula Romana

Distributed by Astrom Editions. View record at WorldCat. Munuscula Romana. Papers read at a conference in Lund (October 1–2, 1988) in celebration of the re-opening of the Swedish Institute in Rome Edited by Anne-Marie Leander Touati, Eva Rystedt & Örjan Wikander. Preface In October 1988, the Swedish Institute in Rome was reopened after a period of renovation. From the point of view of Classical scholarship in Sweden, this reopening was an event that called for celebration: thus a symposium was held in Lund, on the initiative of the Department of Classical studies at the University, in collaboration with the South Swedish chapter of the Society of Friends of the Institute (October 1–2, 1988). The aim of the symposium was to give an idea of the current range of Swedish scholarship within the Italic and Roman spheres. This research is carried out in numerous disciplines—history (political, social, economic), epigraphy, numismatics, religion, art, etc.—and within broad chronological frames (from prehistory to Late Antiquity). Of the papers read at the symposium, most are presented here, in revised versions. Regrettably, four lectures which contributed to the wide range of subjects, do not appear: P.G. Gierow, ‘The Aeneas legend’, B. Malcus, ‘Towns and landowners in…