ActaAth-4°, 60: From snout to tail

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Eddy.se AB at bokorder.se. All content is available with open access, use links below. From snout to tail. Exploring the Greek sacrificial animal from the literary, epigraphical, iconographical, archaeological, and zooarchaeological evidence Edited by Jan-Mathieu Carbon & Gunnel Ekroth https://doi.org/10.30549/actaath-4-60 Animal sacrifice fundamentally informed how the ancient Greeks defined themselves, their relation to the divine, and the structure of their society. Adopting an explicitly cross-disciplinary perspective, the present volume explores the practical execution and complex meaning of animal sacrifice within ancient Greek religion (c. 1000 BC–AD 200). The objective is twofold. First, to clarify in detail the use and meaning of body parts of the animal within sacrificial ritual. This involves a comprehensive study of ancient Greek terminology in texts and inscriptions, representations on pottery and reliefs, and animal bones found in sanctuaries. Second, to encourage the use and integration of the full spectrum of ancient evidence in the exploration of Greek sacrificial rituals, which is a prerequisite for understanding the complex use and meaning of Greek animal sacrifice. Twelve contributions by experts on the literary, epigraphical, iconographical, archaeological and zooarchaeological evidence for Greek animal sacrifice explore the treatment of legs, including…

ActaAth-4°, 59: The stuff of the gods

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Eddy.se AB at bokorder.se. All content is available with open access, use links below. The stuff of the gods. The material aspects of religion in ancient Greece Edited by Matthew Haysom, Maria Mili & Jenny Wallensten https://doi.org/10.30549/actaath-4-59 The “material turn” in the humanities and social sciences has brought about an expanded understanding of the material dimension of all cultural and social phenomena. In the Classics it has resulted in the breaking down of boundaries within the discipline and a growing interest in materiality within literature. In the study of religion cross-culturally new perspectives are emphasising religion as a material phenomenon and belief as a practice founded in the material world. This volume brings together experts in all aspects of Greek religion to consider its material dimensions. Chapters cover both themes traditionally approached by archaeologists, such as dedications and sacred space, and themes traditionally approached by philologists, such as the role of objects in divine power. They include a wide variety of themes ranging from the imminent material experience of religion for ancient Greek worshippers to the role of material culture in change and continuity over the long term. Chapter abstracts and…

ActaRom-4°, 26:6:2-3: What’s beyond the Etruscan bridge? (2024)
ActaRom-4° , Open Access / 2024-01-23

San Giovenale vol. 6, fasc. 2–3. What’s beyond the Etruscan bridge? Analysis and dating of the Vignale plateau By Yvonne Backe Forsberg & Richard Holmgren. Stockholm 2024. ISBN: 978-91-7042-188-4 (hardcover: 345 pp.). https://doi.org/10.30549/actarom-4-26-6-2-3 For more information about the San Giovenale-series, see https://ecsi.se/actarom-4-26/ Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Eddy.se AB. Open access, use links below. The Etruscan site of San Giovenale has been excavated periodically since 1956. From the beginning the main focus has been the question of settlement remains. However, a fundamental area within the site had still not undergone the inquiry necessary for a complete understanding of the site as a whole. The Vignale plateau, connected to the main site by an Etruscan bridge, was surveyed and partly excavated in 1959–1960, but not published. The Vignale Archaeological Project (VAP) began new investigations in 2006 that aimed to answer the question of “What’s beyond the Etruscan bridge?” This publication focuses on the initial investigations of 1959–1960, augmented by new ground- and aerial remote sensing surveys. The current volume is divided in six chapters. Through an introduction, and geological/topographic and historical/archaeological settings (Chapters 1–3), the reader achieves a general understanding of Vignale within a…

Opuscula 16 (2023)

Opuscula 16 is published by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. Distributed by Eddy.se AB. View volume at ERIH PLUS. All content available with open access. Contents Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge et al. | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition (The Söderberg Expedition): Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke autumn 2021 and spring 2022. Preliminary results Maria Vaïopoulou, Robin Rönnlund, Fotini Tsiouka, Johan Klange, Derek Pitman, Rich Potter, Ian Randall, Harry Manley, Elisabet Schager, Sotiria Dandou & Lewis Webb | The Palamas Archaeological project. A preliminary report of the 2022 fieldwork conducted by the ongoing Greek–Swedish archaeological field programme in Palamas, region of Karditsa, Thessaly Stelios Ieremias & Robin Rönnlund | A preliminary report on sculptures and figurative terracottas found at the site of Vlochos, region of Karditsa, Thessaly Robin Rönnlund | An overlooked 2nd century BC decree by the polis of the Orthieians, Thessaly Anna Tornberg | The humans of ancient Hermione. The necropolis in the light of bioarchaeology Linda Talatas | Statuettes of pregnant sows from Knidos. New light on the cult of Demeter Hüseyin Uzunoğlu & N. Eda Akyürek Şahin | New Greek inscriptions from Akmoneia and its territory Paweł Gołyźniak | Hieronymus Odam, engraved gems and antiquarianism Christian Klose | Johan Niklas Byström and the so-called Venus of Stockholm. New research on a presumably lost sculpture Lovisa Brännstedt & Lewis…

ActaAth-8°, 23: Going against the flow (2023)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Eddy.se AB at bokorder.se. All content available with open access, use links below. Going against the flow. Wells, cisterns and water in ancient Greece Edited by Patrik Klingborg https://doi.org/10.30549/actaath-8-23 Despite the prevalent picture of the water supply in the ancient world as being dominated by fountains and aqueducts, the large number of excavated wells and cisterns show that these were the primary water sources for most individuals. Yet, little research has been done on their construction, function and use. This prompted the organization of the workshop Going against the flow. Wells, cisterns and water in ancient Greece, held at the Swedish Institute at Athens on 28–29 September 2017, and subsequent publication of the contributions in this volume. The ten papers presented here offer new evidence as well as a wide range of new perspectives on the use and function of wells and cisterns in ancient Greece. Considering the ubiquity of these installations in every type of setting during antiquity, from pan-Hellenic sanctuaries and civic centres to domestic workshops and remote farmhouses, it is hoped that the breadth of interest among the authors will allow other scholars to advance their own work…

Opuscula 15 (2022)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2022-11-02

Opuscula 15 is published by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. Distributed by Eddy.se AB. View volume at ERIH PLUS. All content available with open access. Contents Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge et al. | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition (The Söderberg Expedition): Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke 2020 and 2021. Preliminary results (pp. 7-76) Maria Vaïopoulou, Robin Rönnlund, Fotini Tsiouka, Johan Klange, Derek Pitman, Sotiria Dandou, Rich Potter, Lawrence Shaw, Lewis Webb, Stelios Ieremias, Ian Randall & Harry Manley | Roman and Early Byzantine evidence from the area of Palamas. A preliminary report of the ongoing Greek-Swedish archaeological work in the region of Karditsa, Thessaly (pp. 77-103) Örjan Wikander | Late Etruscan tripod thymiateria (pp. 105-155) Henrik Gerding & Nicolò Dell’Unto | The Basilica Sempronia and the Forum Romanum (pp. 157-188) Nicholas Stanley-Price | Memorial sculpture in the Protestant Cemetery at Rome. New discoveries and an inventory of identified works (pp. 189-219) Erika Weiberg & Martin Finné | Human-environment dynamics in the ancient Mediterranean. Keywords of a research field (pp. 221-252) Book reviews (253-260) Dissertation abstracts 2020–2022 (261-266) Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 15, Stockholm 2022. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977799-4-4. Softcover, 268 pages. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-15

Opuscula 14 (2021)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2021-10-21

Opuscula 14 is published with open access. Printed edition distributed by Eddy.se AB. Also available at Amazon.com, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Contents Žarko Tankosić, Fanis Mavridis, Paschalis Zafeiriadis & Aikaterini Psoma | Gourimadi Archaeological Project. The results from the first excavation season (2018) of a prehistoric site in the Karystia, southern Euboea (pp. 7-26) Anton Bonnier, Therese Emanuelsson-Paulson, Dimitra Mylona & Arto Penttinen | The Kalaureia Excavation Project. A preliminary report of the work carried out in Area L between 2015 and 2018 (pp. 27-54) Maria Vaïopoulou, Robin Rönnlund, Fotini Tsiouka, Derek Pitman, Sotiria Dandou, Rich Potter & Johan Klange | Some preliminary notes on the limited 2020 campaign of the Palamas Archaeological Project (PAP) (pp. 55-63) Alcestis Papadimitriou | An ancient cityscape and its people: A study of ancient Hermione. Introductory remarks on historical sources and visible remains, archaeological research and prospects (pp. 65-76) Henrik Gerding | The topography of Hermione—A preliminary outline (pp. 77-99) Jesper Blid, with an appendix by Baukje van den berg | The Temple of Demeter Chthonia at Hermione (pp. 101-134) Patrik Klingborg | The cisterns of the Bisti promontory at Hermione. With a preliminary description of the Roman aqueduct (pp. 135-155) Angeliki Kossyva | Life and death in ancient Hermione. Excavations in the necropolis (pp. 157-167) Jenny…

Opuscula 13 (2020)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2020-11-02

All content of Opuscula 13 is available with open access. Printed edition distributed by Eddy.se AB. Also available at Amazon.com, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Contents Maria Vaïopoulou, Helene Whittaker, Robin Rönnlund, Fotini Tsiouka, Johan Klange, Derek Pitman, Rich Potter, Lawrence Shaw, Josephine Hagan, Ellen Siljedahl, Matilda Forssén, Sujatha Chandrasekaran, Sotiria Dandou, Veronica Forsblom Ljungdahl, Asta Pavilionytė, Hayden Scott-Pratt, Elisabet Schager & Harry Manley | The 2016–2018 Greek-Swedish archaeological project at Thessalian Vlochos, Greece (pp. 7–72) Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2019: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke (The Söderberg Expedition). Preliminary results, with contributions by L. Recht, B. Placiente Robedizo, C. Eriksson, L. Andersson, M. Svensson, L. Avial Chicharro, S. Hermon, M. Polig & D. Kofel (pp. 73–111) Katie Demakopoulou | A Mycenaean pictorial vase from Midea (pp. 113–121) Erik Østby | A Protocorinthian aryballos with a myth scene from Tegea (pp. 123–138) Nikolaos Papazarkadas & Jenny Wallensten | Religion and family politics in Hellenistic Kalaureia. Three new inscriptions from the sanctuary of Poseidon (pp. 139–164) Svante Fischer & Ian N. Wood | Vidracco, Braone, and San Lorenzo. Recruitment or dilectio? (pp. 165–186) Nicholas Stanley-Price | The Old Cemetery for Foreigners in Rome with a new Inventory of its burials (pp. 187–222) Fredrik Tobin-Dodd | Erik…

Opuscula 12 (2019)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2019-11-07

All content available with open access, use links below. Printed edition distributed by Eddy.se AB. Also available at Amazon.com, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Contents Anne Ingvarsson & Ylva Bäckström | Bioarchaeological field analysis of human remains from the mass graves at Phaleron, Greece. With an introduction by Stella Chryssoulaki and an appendix by Anna Linderholm, Anna Kjellström, Vendela Kempe Lagerholm, & Maja Krzewińska Arto Penttinen & Dimitra Mylona | Physical environment and daily life in the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia, Poros. The bioarchaeological remains. Introduction Dimitra Mylona | Animals in the sanctuary. Mammal and fish bones from Areas D and C at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia. With an appendix by Adam Boethius Dale Serjeantson | Animals in the sanctuary. Bird bones and eggshell Petros Lymberakis & Giorgos Iliopoulos | Snakes and other microfaunal remains from the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia George E. Syrides | Marine and terrestrial molluscs in the sanctuary. The molluscan remains from the 2003–2004 excavations in the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia Maria Ntinou | Trees and shrubs in the sanctuary. Wood charcoal analysis at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia, Poros Anaya Sarpaki | Plants in the sanctuary….

Opuscula 11 (2018)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2018-11-08

All content available with open access, use links below. Printed edition distributed by eddy.se AB at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Contents Rebecca Worsham, Michael Lindblom & Claire Zikidi | Preliminary report of the Malthi Archaeological Project, 2015–2016 Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2017: Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke (The Söderberg Expedition). Preliminary results. With contributions by M. Ausiayevich, B. Placiente Robedizo, V. Barrera Alarcón, L. Recht & D. Kofel Michael Lindblom, Gullög Nordquist & Hans Mommsen | Two Early Helladic II terracotta rollers from Asine and their glyptic context Gina Salapata | Tokens of piety. Inexpensive dedications as functional and symbolic objects Signe Barfoed | The use of miniature pottery in Archaic–Hellenistic Greek sanctuaries. Considerations on terminology and ritual practice Katia Margariti | Painting early death. Deceased maidens on funerary vases in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens Susanne Berndt | The hand gesture and symbols of Sabazios Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos & Manolis Petrakis | Cella alignment and 4th century BC Doric peripteral temple architecture in Mainland Greece Book reviews Dissertation abstracts 2017–2018 Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome…