Fragments with horses and wolf’s teeth
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Opuscula 6 (2013) is now available for purchase and free download at Also available at,, and Fragments with horses and wolf’s teeth. Black impasto and its association with periods and buildings in the monumental area at Acquarossa By Margareta Strandberg Olofsson Abstract A number of vessels in Black impasto, also known as “Impasto buccheroide”, are presented here. The decoration shows a combination of relief, incision and excision. Typical of this specific kind of Black impasto are excised zoomorphic figures, predominantly horses, and rows of excised wedges or “wolf’s teeth”. The find contexts are accounted for and the conclusion is that Black impasto is present in all building periods in the monumental area at Acquarossa. The decorative elements are combined in a way that forms variants which can be placed in a chronological sequence, earlier ones with horses and wolf’s teeth and later ones without zoomorphic figures but still with wolf’s teeth, executed slightly differently and combined with grooves and pit lines. The geographical spread of this particular kind of Black impasto seems to be fairly limited and the production may have been rather local. The chronological span is the last part of the 7th century…

Opuscula Romana 29 (2004)
Opuscula Romana / 2004-12-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. See record at WorldCat. Contents Olof Brandt | Jews and Christians in Late Antique Rome and Ostia: some aspects of archaeological and documentary evidence (pp. 7-27) Consuelo Cecchini & Caterina Pisu | Due tombe a camera inedite da ‘Poggio delle Ginestre’—Trevignano Romano (RM): informazioni archeologiche e dati topografici (pp. 29-46) Pamela Hemphill & Gabriella Barbieri | Materiali arcaici dal territorio di Blera (VT): la tomba 69 di Civitella Cesi (pp. 47-55) Karin Lundkvist | Priests in Livy (pp. 57-71) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | White-on-red from Acquarossa: some large decorated vessels and their chronological implications (pp. 73-89) Book reviews Ingrid Pohl | W. Regter, Imitation and creation. Development of early bucchero design at Cerveteri in the seventh century BC (p. 91) Olof Brandt | M. Ghilardi, Subterranea Civitas. Quattro studi sulle catacombe romane dal medioevo all’età moderna (pp. 92-93) Books received (p. 94) Bibliographical information Opuscula Romana. Annual of the Swedish Institute in Rome (OpRom) 29, Stockholm 2005. ISSN: 0471-7309. ISBN: 91-7042-171-4. Softcover, 94 pages.

Opuscula Romana 28 (2003)
Opuscula Romana / 2003-12-01

Distributed by Astrom editions. Contents Anne-Marie Leander Touati | Prologue to the Ninth Boëthius Lecture celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Swedish Institute in Rome (pp. 7-8) Antonio Manfredi | San Lorenzo in Lucina, Jean Le Jeune, Jean Jouffroy and the search for manuscripts in France during the papacy of Nicholas V (1447-1451) with a note by Maria Elena Bertoldi (pp. 9-34) Janne P. Ikäheimo | The ploughsoil assemblage of Zone 4a at Ficana (Monte Cugno) (pp. 35-45) Charlotte Scheffer | Dangerous driving: an Etruscan motif against the Greek and Roman background (pp. 47-72) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | Four imported transport Amphorae from Acquarossa (pp. 73-83) Book reviews David Ridgway | J.R. Brandt & L. Karlsson (eds.), 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 (pp. 85-88) Örjan Wikander | B. Ginge, Excavations at Satricum (Borgo Le Ferriere 1907-1910: Northwest necropolis. Southwestsanctuary and Acropolis (pp. 88-89) Örjan Wikander | A.-M.Romeuf & J. Romeuf, Le quartier artisanal gallo-romain des Martres-de-Veyre (Puy-de-Dôme) (pp. 89-90) Monika Aszalos | S.J. Harrison (ed.), Texts, ideas, and the classics. Scholarship, theory, and classical literature (pp. 90-93) Marianne Wifstrand Schiebe…

Opuscula Romana 27 (2002)
Opuscula Romana / 2002-12-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Contents Gabriella Barbieri | La necropoli etrusca di Poggio Giulivo presso Viterbo (pp. 7-77) Maria Costanza Lentini, Kristian Göransson & Adam Lindhagen | Excavations at Sicilian Caronia, ancient Kale Akte, 1999-2001 with a contribution by Paola Pelagatti (pp. 79-108) Francesca Serra Ridgway | Oriental(izing) motifs in Etruscan art (pp. 109-122) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson | Two Etruscan transport amphorae from Acquarossa (pp. 123-133) Book review Martin Söderlind | V. Acconcia, Il santuario del Pozzarello a Bolsena. Scavi Gabrici 1904 (pp. 135-138) Books received (p. 138) Bibliographical information Opuscula Romana. Annual of the Swedish Institute in Rome (OpRom) 27, Stockholm 2002. ISSN: 0471-7309. ISBN: 91-7042-166-8. Softcover, 138 pages.

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…

ActaRom-4°, 50: Deliciae fictiles

Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Deliciae fictiles. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Central Italic Architectural Terracottas at the Swedish Institute in Rome, 10–12 December 1990 Edited by Eva Rystedt, Charlotte Wikander & Örjan Wikander Thirty-three papers on architectural terracottas read at an international conference in Rome. The papers include contributions on Greek material, but the main emphasis is placed on Central Italic roofs (from Northern Etruria to Campania) from the Archaic period. Several papers present hitherto unpublished material, either recently excavated or from earlier, unpublished, excavations and collections. Contents Eva Rystedt, ‘Preface’, p. 7 Arvid Andrén, ‘L’avviamento’, p. 9 ‘General list of abbreviations’, pp. 11–16 Nancy A. Winter, ‘The Greek background for Archaic architectural terracottas of Central Italy’, pp. 17–20 John F. Kenfield, ‘A modelled terracotta frieze from Archaic Morgantina: its East Greek and Central Italian affinities’, pp. 21–28 Concetta Ciurcina, ‘Rapporti tra le terrecotte architettoniche della Sicilia orientale e quelle dell’Italia centrale’, pp. 29–38 Elena Epifanio Vanni, ‘Antefisse di tipo campano a Himera’, pp. 39–43 Maria Bonghi Jovino, ‘La decorazione architettonica di Capua: peculiarità, itinerarii e modelli’, pp. 45–54 Ninina Cuomo di Caprio & Matilde Romito, ‘Fratti di…

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)…