Carthage I

Now available for purchase at Astrom Editions, Amazon.com, and Amazon.de. Carthage I. Results of the Swedish excavations 1979–1983. A Roman bath in Carthage By Cathrine Gerner Hansen. With foreword by Birgitta Sander and Carl-Gustaf Styrenius and contributions by Serge Lancel and Gudrun Anselm This volume contains the architectural descriptions and analyses of the ruin found by the Swedish Mission to Carthage, SMC, during 1979–1980 within the Unesco programme Pour Sauver Carthage. An archaeological report will follow. The main plot, Site A, which was placed at the disposition of the SMC is located at the foot of the northern incline of Byrsa in the triangle between avenue de la Republique (now avenue de I’ Amphitheatre) and rue Mendes France. Since the excavations were established on the highest point of the saddle between the two Carthaginian heights Byrsa and Juno it was entirely unexpected when the remains of a Roman bath complex were revealed. The finds essentially confirm Saumagne’s theories regarding the layout of Roman Carthage. The main and best preserved remains, labelled Complex II, were part of lnsula 101 E making up the corner between the Cardo I E and Decumanus I N. Approximately 620 m2 of the building, hypothetically dated…

From huts to houses

Distributed by Astrom Editions. See record at WorldCat. 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 J. Rasmus Brandt & Lars Karlsson, eds. The present volume contains 43 of the 43 announced papers and 11 posters presented at an international conference in Rome in 1997. In a cross-cultural context, the papers examine various aspects of transformation processes connected with architectural changes, covering themes such as building types and development, building function, building technology, and finance and organization. Within this framework, the investigations span a long era, extending from the Mesolithic period to modern times, including experimental reconstructions of ancient dwellings. From the geographical and cultural point of view the contributions cover the Middle East and Europe from the Arabian deserts to the Arctic Ocean, though with a slight emphasis on central Italy in the Iron Age. The last article is a translation from Swedish to English of a study on shepherd huts in the Roman campagna made by S. Erixon in 1932, an article often quoted in studies on primitive architecture, but not easily accessible to all. Bibliographical information J. Rasmus Brandt &…

The Synagogue of Ancient Ostia and the Jews of Rome
ActaRom-4° / 2001-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. The Synagogue of Ancient Ostia and the Jews of Rome. Interdisciplinary Studies Edited by Birger Olsson, Dieter Mitternacht & Olof Brandt In March of 1997 a research project on the ancient synagogue began at Lund University, Sweden, continuing a tradition of research that has its roots in the 1930s. The project’s title “The Ancient Synagogue: Birthplace of Two World Religions” suggests that Judaism and Christianity existed for a time in close proximity to each other and were shaped by the same particular milieu within the ancient world, namely, the synagogue. The synagogue in ancient Ostia was chosen as an initial case study, since there is evidence that it was built during the first century CE and consequently is one of the earlier synagogues in the Roman world to have been excavated. Olof Brandt presents for the first time a more extensive description of the area outside the city walls where the synagogue was built. Anders Runesson surveys all the material that has been published about Ostia in order to make a new reconstruction of the synagogue’s history in Ostia. Magnus Zetterholm attempts, primarily with the aid of interpretative theories and general considerations, to sketch the relations…

Ancient sculptures in the Royal Museum
ActaRom-4° , Catalogue / 1998-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Ancient sculptures in the Royal Museum. The eighteenth-century collection in Stockholm, vol. 1 By Anne-Marie Leander Touati, with contributions by Magnus Olausson This is a presentation of the ancient sculptures acquired in the 17th and 18th centuries by Swedish royalty and subsequently arranged into a public museum in 1794. The work is based both on the testimony of written sources and on the examination of the pieces. The documents related to Gustav III’s acquisitions (c. 200 pieces) in Rome between 1784 and 1789 are particularly rich. They yield ample information both on the Roman antiquities market and on the Enlightened, antiquarian tradition in Sweden. The changing attitudes towards the collection from the late 18th century up to the present date are touched upon. The terminology used to describe Roman sculpture is discussed and the 18th-century techniques are surveyed. Finally a catalogue which includes discussion of the 15 main pieces of the collection follows. Contents List of abbreviations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1. Background 1. The history of collecting 2. The main sources for the collection 3. The collector: Gustav III and his entourage (by Magnus Olausson) 4. The middlemen: Antiquarians, art agents, dealers, and restorers 5….

Opuscula Romana 20
ActaRom-4° , Opuscula Romana / 1996-01-01

Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Romana 20. Pär Göran Gierow dedicata Contents Kristina Berggren, Tre tombe a cremazione con trace di legno nella necropolis di Quattro Fontanili a Veio (Roma) Ingrid E.M. Edlund-Berry, The power of cults and sacred spaces. The interpretation romana of sanctuaries in southern Italy and Sicily Maria C. Eriksson, Two Etruscan mirrors in the Thorwaldsen Museum, Copenhagen Björn Forsén & Timo Sironen, Bolli laterizi romani nell’Antikmuseet in Göteborg Lena Landgren, The Roman pleasure garden—foundations for future studies Peter Liljenstolpe, De ornamentis templi Urbis. Reconstructing the main order of the temple of Venus and Roma in Rome Alessandro Naso, Osservazioni sull’origine dei tumuli monumentali nell’Italia centrale David Ridgway, Greek letters at Osteria dell’Osa Paavo Roos, Strabo and the water-mill at Cabeira. Some considerations Raffaele Santillo, Il «saxum ingentem» a Ravenna a copertura del Mausoleo di Teoderico: problemi e soluzioni Martin Söderlind, A central Italic, terracotta votive head in the Classical Museum of Antiquities in Lund (in association with Pierluigi Bianchetti, technical analysis) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson, Pottery from the monumental area at Acquarossa: a preliminary report Bengt E. Thomasson, Laterculi praesidium. Addendorum series altera Örjan Wikander, Senators and…

Opuscula Romana 19
ActaRom-4° , Opuscula Romana / 1993-01-01

Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Romana 19 Contents Carl Nylander, Gustavo VI Adolfo, il “re archeologo” S.M. Il Re Gustavo VI Adolfo, Discorso in occasione del conferimento della laurea ad honorem Oxford 1955 Olle Brandt, Recent research on the tomb of Eurysaces Peter Danner, Stützen im Giebel—Ein Motiv der etruskischen Wandmalerei Harry Erkell, L’Imperatore Commodo ed Ercole-Melcart Pamela Hemphill, The Romans and the San Giovenale area Bo Lawergren, Lyres in the West (Italy, Greece) and East (Egypt, the Near East), ca. 2000 to 400 B.C. Örjan Wikander, Senators and equites V. Ancestral pride and genealogical studies in Late Republican Rome Charlotte Wikander, Acquarossa: campagna di scavo 1991 The Swedish Institute in Rome. Report for the academic years 1990–91 and 1991–92 Book reviews Charlotte Wikander, review of R.R. Knoop, Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum (Le Ferriere) Örjan Wikander, review of O. Salomies, Die römischen Vornamen. Studien zur römischen Namengebung Örjan Wikander, review of I. Nielsen, Thermae et balnea. The architecture and cultural history of Roman public baths Örjan Wikander, review of G. Brodribb, Roman brick and tile Göran Bäärnhielm, review of B. Mattson,…

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)…

San Giovenale 2:2: Excavations in Area B, 1957–1960

Distributed by Astrom Editions. See record at WorldCat. San Giovenale. Results of excavations conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale vol. 2. Excavations and finds. The Acropolis (part 1) fasc. 2. Excavations in Area B, 1957–1960 By Eric Berggren & Kristina Berggren, with appendices by Hans Helbaek & Claudio Sorrentino Introduction The excavations published in this volume were carried out during four successive campaigns in the autumn of the years 1957–1960, each campaign lasting c. one month. The author directed the excavations of 1957 and 1958, while detailed examinations of the area in the following years were directed respectively by Dr B.E. Thomasson and Dr B. Olinder, the trench masters, who kindly entrusted us with the publication of their results. Area B is situated on the Acropolis of S. Giovenale between the western façade of the medieval castle and the moat further west, which runs transversely N–S, at a distance of c. 50 m from the castle. During the last week of the 1957 season, an exploratory trench was opened with the purpose of finding a starting-point for the work of the next campaign (Tr. AP 57:1). One of the…

San Giovenale 1:1–9

Distributed by Astrom Editions San Giovenale. Results of excavations conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale 1. Topographical introduction and history of excavations, photogrammatic methods and survey, tombs Contents Fasc. 1. Bengt E. Thomasson, General introduction, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-007-8 (12 pp.) Fasc. 2­–3. Bertil Hallert, Basics principles of photogrammetric methods used for measurements of San Giovenale & Bertil Hallert, Aerial photogrammetric survey of the San Giovenale area, Lund 1967 (12 pp.) Fasc. 4. Carl Eric Östenberg, The tombs: introduction, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-008-5 (16 pp.) Fasc. 5. Eric Berggren & Kristina Berggren, The necropoleis of Porzarago, Grotte Tufarina and Montevangone. With drawings by Börje Blomé, with appendices by N.-G. Gejvall and Ruta Suksis-Jansson and with an addendum by Olof Vessberg, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-000-9 (134 pp., 63 pls.) Fasc. 6. Carl Erik Östenberg & Olof Vessberg, The necropolis at La Staffa, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-009-2 (24 pp.) Fasc. 7. Carl Erik Östenberg, The necropolis at Castellina Camerata, Lund 1969 (29 pp.) Fasc. 8. Pär Göran Gierow, The tombs of Fosso del Pietrisco and Valle Vesca, Lund 1969 (58 pp.) Fasc. 9. Carl Erik Östenberg, Survey of tomb types, Stockholm…

Luni sul Mignone 2:1

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Luni sul Mignone 2:1. The Iron Age settlement on the Acropolis By Torgun Wieselgren Luni sul Mignone, the small hill which will be remembered for its important remains from the Bronze Age and for the Monumental Iron Age building, has also brought to light less important remains from the latter period, which will be dealt with in the present report. It was during the third Luni campaign, led by Dr Carl Erik Östenberg on behalf of the Swedish Institute in Rome, that I was asked to undertake an excavation on the NE side of the Luni plateau. In the hope of finding remains of habitation we started where there still seemed to be enough earth to produce a stratification, since higher up where the earth-layer was only 20-15 cm deep, no traces had been found. A trial trench revealed that the place had been inhabited during the Iron Age. In the following excavation, which lasted a month, remains of three huts from this epoch came to light. Contents List of illustrations (pp- 5-6) Introduction and topography (p. 7) Architectural remains (pp. 8-9) Stratification (pp. 10-11) Architectural analysis (pp. 12-13) Architectural synthesis (pp. 14-15) Pottery (pp. 16-35)…