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

Distrubuted by Eddy.se AB. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Roof-tiles and tile-roofs at Poggio Civitate (Murlo). The emergence of Central Italic tile industry 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…

Opuscula Romana 17
ActaRom-4° / 1989-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Contents Johnny Bengtsson | Survey in Italy, “La Farnesina project” (pp. 7–8) Mats Cullhed | Maxentius as princeps (pp. 9–19) Ingrid Edlund-Berry | Four terracotta heads from Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Towards a definition of the ‘Murlo style’ (pp. 21–32) Gloria Ferrari | Felicior Augusto—portrait medallions in glass and the Ravenna relief (pp. 33–60) Erik Holmberg | Who made the vases of the Red-Line Painter and relations? (pp. 61–76) Lars Karlsson | Some notes on the fortifications of Greek Sicily (pp. 77–89) Giordano Labud | Il territorio del sito archeologico di San Simone d’Isola (pp. 91–95) Kyle M. Phillips, Jr. (†) | Notes from Berlin on a bronze owl (pp. 97–122) Stefania Quilici Gigli | Paesaggi storici dell’agro falisco: i prata di Corchiano (pp. 123–134) Pontus Reimers | “Opus omnium dictum maximum”. Literary sources for the knowledge of Roman city drainage (pp. 137–141) Barbro Santillo Frizell | The autonomous development of dry masonry domes in the Mediterranean area. Some considerations (pp. 143–161) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | On the reconstruction of the monumental area at Acquarossa (pp. 163–183) Örjan Wikander | Asonius’ saw-mills—once more (pp. 185–190) Örjan Wikander | Roman and Medieval tile-roofs. Evidence from representations (pp. 191–203)…