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

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at 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.

Roof-tiles and Tile-roofs at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)

Now available for purchase at By Örjan Wikander, with contributions by Fredrik Tobin This book has various aims: presenting and discussing the roof-tiles discovered at Poggio Civitate, trying to reconstruct the many roofs they once covered, and outlining the general development of roof-tiles and tiled roofs in Central Italy during the period from c. 650 to 200 BC. Moreover, it also brings the author’s earlier studies of skylight-tiles and Archaic simas up to date. Five chapters present typological features of separate tile categories (Ch. I), distribution of terracottas (including the decorative ones) on various roofs (Ch. II), technical issues concerning the production of tiles, their placement on roofs and the collapse of these roofs (Ch. III), plastic and painted decoration (Ch. IV), and the conclusions that can be drawn concerning the chronology of the Poggio Civitate roofs together with a sketch of the introduction and early diffusion of tiled roofs in Central Italy (Ch. V). In one of the appendices letters and signs found on more than three hundred Poggio Civitate tiles are presented and discussed in detail. Bibliographical information Örjan Wikander, Roof-tiles and Tile-roofs at Poggio Civitate (Murlo). The emergence of Central Italic tile industry (Skrifter utgivna av…