Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2010-12-02

Opuscula 3 (2010) is now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Books reviewed in Opuscula 3 (2010) Eva Rystedt | S. Langdon, Art and identity in Dark Age Greece, 1100–700 B.C.E., Cambridge University Press 2008. 388 pp., 119 ills. (black-and-white photos), 4 tables. ISBN 978-0-521-51321-0. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-03-10 Eva Rystedt | V. Karageorghis, A lifetime in the archaeology of Cyprus. The memoirs of Vassos Karageorghis, Stockholm: Medelhavs­museet 2007. xvi + 226 pp., 187 figs. ISBN 91-89242-14-9. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-03-11 Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 3, 219–224. Stockholm 2010. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-2-1. Softcover, 224 pages.

Opuscula Atheniensia 24 (1999)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 1999-12-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Birgitta Bergquist dedicata Contents Donald W. Jones | The archaeology and economy of Homeric gift exchange Donald W. Jones | The conundrum of Greek population growth in the 8th century B.C. Burials, settlements, and wells Jane F. Lloyd | The three-dimensional form of the light area of the Minoan hall system and the southeast corner of the South Hous at Knossos Jari Pakkanen | Defining the possible column shaft height range and profile. A case study based on the temple of Zeus at Labraunda Eva Rystedt | No words, only pictures. Iconography in the transition between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in Greece Zofia Stos-Gale, Maria Kayafa & Noel Gale | The origin of metals from the Bronze Age site of Nichoria Lars Walløe | Was the disruption of the Mycenaean world caused by repeated epidemics of bubonic plague? Bookreviews Jeannette Forsén | E. Christmann, Die Deutschen Ausgrabungen auf der Pevkakia-Magula in Thessalien II. Die Frühe Bronzezeit Jeannette Forsén | J.B. Rutter, Lerna III. The pottery of Lerna IV Michael Wedde | K. Sbonias, Frühkretische Siegel. Ansätze für eine Interpretation der sozialpolitischen Entwicklung auf Kreta während der Frühbronzezeit Ann-Louise Schallin | Late Minoan III…

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…

Opuscula Atheniensia 19

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 19 Contents Carl Nylander, ‘Sture Brunnsåker, 1925–1978’ (p. 9) Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou & Peter M. Fischer, ‘Excavations in Midea, 1989–1990’ (pp. 11–22) Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations on the Lower Terraces at Midea’ (pp. 23–39) Birgitta Bergquist, ‘A particular, Western Greek cult practice? The significance of stele-crowned, sacrificial deposits’ (pp. 41–47) Mary Blomberg, ‘The meaning of Χελιδών in Hesiod’ (pp. 49–57) Robin Hägg & Gullög C. Nordquist, ‘Excavations in the Levendis sector at Asine, 1989. A preliminary report with an appendix on the animal bones by Katrin Moberg’ (pp. 59–68) Tullia Linders, ‘The Delian temple accounts: some observations’ (pp. 69–73) Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian, ‘Nichoria in the south-western Peloponnese: Units VI-1 and IV-5 reconsidered’ (pp. 75–84) Erik Østby, ‘Der dorische Tempel von Pherai’ (pp. 85–113) Paul Rehak, ‘Minoan vessels with figure-eight shields: antecedents to the Knossos throneroom alabastra’ (pp. 115–124) Eva Rystedt, ‘Notes on the rattle scenes on Attic Geometric pottery’ (pp. 125–133) Berit Wells, ‘The walls of Asine’ (pp. 135–142) Charlotte Wikander, ‘Pomp and circumstance. The procession of Ptolemaios II’ (pp. 143–150) Örjan Wikander, ‘Archaic roof-tiles: the first (?) generation’ (pp. 151–161) Miscellanea Åke Åkerström (†),…

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…

Opuscula Atheniensia 18

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 18 Edited by Brita Alroth Contents Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Peter M. Fischer & Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations in Midea 1987’, 9–22. Birgitta Bergquist, ‘Primary or secondary temple function: the case of Halieis’, 23–37. Danali-Giole, ‘Ikonographische Beobachtungen zu drei Mythologischen Themen: Pentheus, Phineus, Prometheus’, 39–44. Søren Dietz & Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, ‘A Middle Helladic III/Late Helladic I grave group from Myloi in the Argolid (Oikopedon Manti)’, 45–62. Carole S. Gillis, ‘Statistical analyses and conical cups. A preliminary report from Akrotiri, Thera’, 63–93. Robin Hägg, ‘The Cretan hut-models’, 95–107. Bernard Knapp, ‘Copper production and Mediterranean trade: the view from Cyprus’, 109–116. A.A.D. Peatfield, ‘Minoan peak sanctuaries: history and society’, 117–131. Francis Piejko, ‘To the inscriptions of Labraunda’, 133–156. Gery de Pierpont, ‘Aegean jewellery: a new approach to a typology. Application on gold and silver Minoan jewellery (2700–1450)’, 157–165. Eva Rystedt, ‘On distinguishing hands in Mycenaean pictorial vase-painting’, 167–176. Eva Rystedt, ‘Die Wagenfriese der attischen geometrischen Keramik und die Frage ihrer Ablesung. Vorläufige Bemerkungen anlässlich einer Vase im Louvre’, 177–183. Charlotte Scheffer, ‘“Domus Regiae”—a Greek tradition?’, 185–191. Peter Warren, ‘Of baetyls’, 193–206. Berit Wells, Curtis Runnels & Eberhard Zangger,…

Opuscula Romana 18
ActaRom-4° , Opuscula Romana / 1990-01-01

Opuscula Romana 18 Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Edited by Brita Alroth. Contents Jesper Svenbro, ‘La Cigale et les fourmis. Voix et écriture dans une allégorie grecque’ Kristina Berggren, ‘The Capestrano warrior and the Numana head. A structuralist semiotic interpretation’ Ragnhild Billig, ‘Bilder und Bodenfunde. Kleine Beiträge zur Kenntnis der spätantiken Stadt’ Helle Damgaard Andersen, ‘The feline waterspouts of the lateral sima from the Upper Building at Poggio Civitate, Murlo’ Jane DeRose Evans, ‘Statues of the kings and Brutus on the Capitoline’ Joachim Ganzert, ‘Zweimal zur Vitruv-Interpretation’ Anne-Marie Leander Touati, ‘Commodus wearing the lion skin. A “modern” portrait in Stockholm’ C.S. Lightfoot & Mürsit Yazici, ‘A Roman tomb-group containing two samovars (authepsae) from Kayseri, Turkey’ Kyle M. Phillips, Jr (†), ‘The lateral sima from Poggio Civitate (Murlo): notes on early Etruscan craftsmanship’ Cornelia Weber-Lehmann, ‘Die Dokumentation der etruskischen Grabmalerei aus dem Nachlass Alessandro Moranis’ Charlotte Wikander & Örjan Wikander, ‘The early monumental complex at Acquarossa. A preliminary report’ Örjan Wikander, ‘Senators and equites IV. The case of the Egnatii Field reports Giordano Labud, ‘Rapporto preliminare sulle campagne di scavo del 1988 e del 1989 a San Simone (Simonov Zaliv) presso Isola’…