In memoriam
Content / 2008-12-02

Opuscula 1 (2008) is out of print. Available for free download at Used copies might be available at and Paul Åström (1929–2008)—The Swedish nestor of archaeology By Peter M. Fischer Paul Åström in memoriam 1929–2008 By Ann-Louise Schallin Tullia Linders (1925–2008) By Gullög Nordquist These contributions are only available in print. Bibliographical information ‘In memoriam’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 1, 179–184. Stockholm 2008. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-0-7. Softcover, 198 pages.

Opuscula Atheniensia 25–26 (2000–2001)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 2001-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Robin Hägg dedicata Contents Therese Åkerstedt | Hellenistic-Roman chamber toms at Milas: Swedish excavations 1938 (pp. 9–23) Yvonne Backe-Forsberg, Christina Risberg & Yannis Bassiakos | Metal-working at Asine. Report on the remains of iron production from the Barbouna area and the area east of the Acropolis (pp. 25–34) Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Paul Åström & Gisela Walberg | Work in Midea 1997–1999: excavation, conservation, restoration (pp. 35–52) Niklas Hillbom | Minoan and Eastern Mediterranean games and game boards: a history of research (pp. 53–65) Kerstin Höghammar | A note on the border conflict between Argos and Sparta in the second century B.C. (pp. 67–70) Petra Pakkanen | The relationship between continuity and change in Dark Age Greek religion: a methodological study (pp. 71–88) Introduction: Mycenaean pictorial pottery (p. 89) Vassos Karageorghis | The Mycenaean pottery of the pictorial style: achievements and perspectives (pp. 91–93) Hans Mommsen & Joseph Maran | Production places of some Mycenaean pictorial vessels: the contribution of chemical pottery analysis (pp. 95–106) Lucia Vagnetti | Preliminary remarks on Mycenaean pictorial pottery from the central Mediterranean (pp. 107–115) Miscellanea Evangelos Kyriakidis | Pithos or baetyl? On the interpretation of a group of Minoan rings…

Opuscula Atheniensia 22–23 (1997–1998)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 1998-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Contents Marie-Françoise Billot | Sanctuaire et cultes d’Athéna à Argos (pp. 7–52) Hélène Borrman, Mascot Fjaestad-Seger, E. Urban Engström & Paul Åström | A dental radiographic examination of a Late Bronze Age skull from Kition (pp. 53–56) Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Paul Åström & Gisela Walberg | Excavations in Midea 1995–1996 (pp. 57–90) Johan Flemberg | An Anadyomene in the Milles Collection (pp. 91–101) Barbro Santillo Frizell | Monumental building at Mycenae. Its function and audience (pp. 103–116) Janet F. Lloyd | The Minoan hall system and the problem of an entrance to the South House at Knossos (pp. 117–140) G.H.R. Wright | Puer aeternus in prehistoric Cyprus (pp. 141–146) Miscellanea Göran Henriksson & Mary Blomberg | Petsophas and the summer solstice (pp. 147–151) P.A. Mountjoy | An octopus stirrup jar from Kalymnos (pp. 152–154) In memoriam Alfred Westholm (written by Paul Åström) (p. 155) Erik Holmberg (written by Paul Åström) (p. 156) Book reviews Henrik Gerding | P. James et al., Centuries of darkness. A challenge to the conventional chronology of Old World archaeology (pp. 157–160) Gunnel Ekroth | C.M. Antonaccio, An archaeology of ancestors. Tomb cult and hero cult in early Greece (pp. 160–162)…

Opus Mixtum
ActaRom-8° / 1994-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opus Mixtum. Essays in ancient art and society Edited by Eva Rystedt, Charlotte Scheffer, and Charlotte Wikander Fifteen papers on various aspects of ancient art and society are gathered in this volume. They deal with the choice of moment depicted in the Parthenon frieze, the use of the Greek architectural orders in political propaganda, and the “programme” of the relief plaques from zone F at Acquarossa which is suggested to be celebrations connected to the ruler. The architectural layout of a well-temple in Sardinia is interpreted as an iconographic message of the cult of Tanit-Astarte. The significance of the horse in connection with death and the various types of female deities connected with horses in Archaic Greek religion are discussed, as well as the image of Artemis Ephesia and its connection with the mysteries of the goddess, the epithet Ambologera (“Delayer of old age”) attributed to Aphrodite, and the role of women in Roman religion. A white-ground lekythos by the Achilles Painter with the “mistress-and-maid” motif associated with music-making is analysed. A reconstruction of the Laocoon group, especially regarding the positions of the serpents is put forward. A marble head of Dionysos in the Swedish Zorn…

Mycenaean pottery 3
ActaAth-4° , Catalogue / 1992-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Mycenaean pottery 3. Plates By Arne Furumark. Edited by Paul Åström, Robin Hägg and Gisela Walberg Contents Preface and introduction by the editors (pp. 9–12) Acknowledgements (pp. 12–13) Abbreviations (pp. 15–17) Plates (pl.1–180) Figures of types (181–193) Bibliographical information Arne Furumark, Paul Åström, Robin Hägg & Gisela Walberg, Mycenaean pottery 3. Plates (Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Athen, 4°, 20:3), Stockholm 1992. ISSN: 0586-0539. ISBN: 978-91-7916-026-5. Soft cover: 193 plates. Arne Furumark’s Mycenaean pottery Mycenaean pottery 1. Analysis and classification Mycenaean pottery 2. Chronology Mycenaean pottery 3. Plates Review Nestor 20, 1993 (P.A. Mountjoy)

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…

The function of the Minoan palaces

View record at WorldCat. The function of the Minoan palaces. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute in Athens, 10–16 June, 1984 Edited by Robin Hägg & Nanno Marinatos Fourty-seven papers on the functions of the palace, the most characteristic phenomenon of the Minoan Bronze Age civilization in Crete, read at an international conference in Athens; the papers are followed by transcripts of the discussion of the symposium. The papers are arranged in eight groups, discussing (1) background (Near Eastern and Egyptian economy), parallels (Mycenaean palaces) and methodology; (2) the emergence of the Cretan palaces; (3) the relations of the palace with town and territory; (4) recent archaeological finds; (5) the palaces as ceremonial and religious centres; (6) the palaces as centres of trade and manufacture; (7) the administrative systems of the Minoans and Mycenaeans; and (8) the function of the frescoes in the palace. For James Walter Graham and to the memory of Spyridon Marinatos. Contents Preface (p. 9) Background and methodology Benjamin R. Foster | The Late Bronze Age palace economy: A view from the East (pp. 11–16) Wolfgang Helck | The dissolution of the palace economy in the Ramesside period (pp. 17–19) Klaus Kilian…

Opuscula Atheniensia 1

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 1 Martin P. Nilsson | The Prehistoric Migrations of the Greeks (pp. 1–8) Åke Åkerström | Some pictorial Vase Representations from the Mainland in Late-Helladic Times (pp. 9–28) Natan Valmin | Malthi-Epilog, Vorläufiger Bericht über die schwedische Ausgrabung in Messenien 1952 (pp. 29–46) Arne Furumark | A Scarab from Cyprus (pp. 47–65) Åke Elmquist | An Italic Vase-Painter of the Early 6th Century B.C. (pp. 66–79) Erik J. Holmberg | The so-called Vase Painter of Athens 1806 (pp. 80–86) Erik Sjöqvist | The Early Style of Lysippus (pp. 87–97) Arvid Andrén | A Puzzle of Bronzes (pp. 98–103) Willy Schwabacher | Der Parthenos-Archetyp der hellenistischen Silbermünzen Athens (pp. 104–114) Olof Vessberg | Hellenistic and Roman Lamps in Cyprus (pp. 115–129) T.B. Mitford | Seleucus and Theodorus (pp. 130–171) Axel Boëthius | Die hellenisierte italische Stadt der römischen Republik (pp. 172–186) Einar Gjerstad | Lunar Months of Hesiod and Homer (pp. 187–194) Albert Wifstrand | Ein Epigramm aus Kappadokien (pp. 195–198) Gösta Säflund | Karische Inschriften aus Labranda (pp. 199–205) Paul Åström | Three Gravestones from Mersinet (pp. 206–207) Christian Callmer | Sam Wide und die ersten schwedischen Ausgrabungen in Griechenland (pp. 208–223) Erik Gren…