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Book review , Content / 2021-10-21

Opuscula 14 is published with open access. Printed edition distributed by AB. Also available at, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Book reviews Gerald Cadogan (Independent scholar, United Kingdom) | P.M. Fischer & T. Bürge, Two Late Cypriot quarters at Hala Sultan Tekke: The Söderberg Expedition 2010–2017 (SIMA, 147), Uppsala: Astrom Editions 2018. xvi + 648 pp., 357 figs. and 148 tables. ISBN 978-91-981535-4-5. Vivi Saripanidi (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) | M. Blomberg, G. Nordquist, P. Roos, E. Rystedt & L. Werkström, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Sweden fascicule 5. Gustavianum—Uppsala University Museum, The Historical Museum at Lund University, The Cultural Museum of Southern Sweden, Lund, Malmö Art Museum, Lund fascicule 2—Uppsala fascicule 2, Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities 2020. 81 pp., 185 figs. and 24 pls. ISBN 978-91-88763-03-7. Vyron Antoniadis (National Hellenic Foundation, Greece) | N. Kourou & G. Bourogiannis, Ρυθμοί της Κυπριακής Κεραμικής. Σύντομη Επισκόπηση με βάση τη Συλλογή του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, Nicosia: Cyprus University Press 2019. 175 pp., 164 figs. ISBN 978-9925-553-22-8. Kristian Göransson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) | M. Jonasch, ed., The fight for Greek Sicily. Society, politics, and landscape, Oxford &…

Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2016-12-02

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at Also available at,, and Books reviewed in Opuscula 9 (2016) Kristian Göransson | N. Badoud, Le temps de Rhodes. Une chronologie des inscriptions de la cité fondée sur l’étude de ses institutions (Vestigia. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, 63), München: Verlag C.H. Beck 2015. xvii + 542 pp. ISBN 978-3-406-64035-3. Lars Karlsson | H.-J. Beste & D. Mertens with a contribution by S. Ortisi, Die Mauern von Syrakus. Das Kastell Euryalos und die Befestigung der Epipolai (DAI, Sonderschriften, 18), Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag 2015. 327 pp., 311 figs. (Abbildungen), 9 plates (Beilagen). ISBN 978-3-95490-033-6. Vassilis Petrakis | D. Panagiotopoulos, Mykenische Siegelpraxis. Funktion, Kontext und administrative Verwendung mykenischer Tonplomben aus dem griechischen Festland und Kreta (Athenaia, 5), München: Max Hirmer Verlag 2014. xiv + 394 pp., 60 figs. ISBN 978-3-7774-2288-6. Maja Kramer | S. Vargas Vázquez, Diseños geométricos en los mosaicos de Écija (Sevilla) (BAR-IS, 2654), Oxford: Archaeopress 2014. 202 pp., 21 figs., 48 plates, 53 geometric drawings. ISBN 978-1-4073-1296-5. Hans Lejdegård | E.J. Watts, The final pagan generation (Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 53), Oakland: University of California Press 2015. 327…

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Book review , Content / 2014-12-02

Opuscula 7 (2014) is now available for purchase and free download at Also available at,, and Books reviewed in Opuscula 7 (2014) Kristian Göransson | G. Ceserani, Italy’s lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the making of modern archaeology, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012. 352 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-974427-5 & J. Arthurs, Excavating modernity: The Roman past in Fascist Italy, Ithaca & London: Cornell University  Press 2012. 232 pp. ISBN 978-0-8014-4998-7. Örjan Wikander | R. Spain, The power and performance of Roman watermills. Hydro-mechanical analysis of vertical-wheeled watermills (BAR-IS, 1786). Oxford: Archaeopress 2008, xiv + 107 pp. ISBN 978-1-4073-0217-1. Gullög Nordquist | T.F. Tartaron, Maritime networks in the Mycenaean world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013. ISBN 978-1-107-00298-2. Julia Habetzeder | Kunst von unten? Stil und Gesellschaft in der antiken Welt von der »arte plebea« bis heute (Palilia, 27), eds. F. de Angelis, J.-A. Dickmann, F. Pirson and R. von den Hoff, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom. Wiesbaden 2012. 184 pp. ISBN 978-3-89500-915-0. P.J. Rhodes | C.H. Lyttkens, Economic analysis of institutional change in Ancient Greece: Politics, taxation and rational behaviour (Routledge Explorations in Economic History, 58), London & New York: Routledge 2013. xiii +…

ActaRom-4°, 61: San Lorenzo in Lucina (2012)

Distributed by AB. Also available at,,, and San Lorenzo in Lucina. The transformations of a Roman quarter By Olof Brandt (ed.) This volume presents the results of research carried out by the Swedish Institute in Rome in the Roman church of San Lorenzo in Lucina. This research involved the Roman phases of the site and the surrounding quarter. The research began with the 1993–1998 excavation of the baptistery of the Early Christian church, and continued in 2000 with a project which also included other parts, aspects and periods of the site. The papers in this volume shed new light on the Late Roman and post-Antique development of an area which is between Augustan monuments such as the Ara Pacis, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the obelisk and its meridian. The papers include studies on the early 3rd century insula beneath the church, the baptistery and the Early Christian basilica, as well a survey of hagiographic legends, medieval wall-paintings, and other finds such as inscriptions and graffiti, pottery, glass, marble, bones and spolia. Reports on the conservation on fragments of Roman wall-paintings and marble fragments are also included. Contents Barbro Santillo Frizell | Preface Olof Brandt |…

Opuscula Atheniensia 31–32 (2006–2007)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 2008-12-01

Now available for purchase at,,,, and Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Monica Nilsson & Ann-Louise Schallin | Excavations in Midea 2005 Berit Wells, Arto Penttinen & Jenni Hjohlman, with contributions by Kristian Göransson, Arja Karivieri & Maria Daniela Trifirò | The Kalaureia Excavation Project. The 2004 and 2005 seasons Mats Johnson | Early farming in the land of springs. Settlement patterns and agriculture in Neolithic Greece Mercourios Georgiadis & Chrysanthi Gallou | The cemeteries of the Argolid and the south-eastern Aegean during the Mycenaean period. A landscape and waterscape assessment Helène Whittaker | Burnt animal sacrifice in Mycenaean cult. A review of the evidence David S. Reese | Organic imports from Late Bronze Age Cyprus (with special reference to Hala Sultan Tekke) Helen Mangou, Michalis Petropoulos, Alexander Gasparatos, Elias Tsakmakis & Panayiotis V. Ioannou | The temple of Artemis (F)aontia, at Rakita, Achaia, Greece. Chemical compositions of metal and glass votives Lena Sjögren | The Eteocretans. Ancient traditions and modern constructions of ethnic identity Jesper Blid | New research on Carian Labraunda in Late Antiquity Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula Atheniensia. Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens (OpAth) 31–32, Stockholm 2007. ISSN: 0078-5520. ISBN:…

Opuscula Atheniensia 30 (2005)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 2005-12-01

Distributed by Astrom editions. Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Ann-Louise Schallin, Lena Sjögren & Monica Nilsson | Excavations in Midea 2004 (pp. 7-34) Sandrine Ducaté-Paarmann | Images de la grossesse en Grèce ancienne: réflexions sur les modes de pensées et de comportements à l’égard du corps enceint (pp. 35-53) Johan Flemberg | A female canon: addenda (pp. 55-59) Niklas Hillbom | Minoan game markers, pieces and dice. Small archaeological finds that could have belonged to games and gaming (pp. 61-98) Eleni Mantzourani & Giorgos Vavouranakis | Achladia and Epano Zakros: a re-examination of the architecture and topography of two possible Minoan villas in east Crete (pp. 99-125) Berit Wells, Arto Penttinen, Jenni Hjohlman & Emanuel Savini | The Kalaureia Excavation Project: the 2003 season, with an appendix by Kristian Göransson (pp. 127-215) Book reviews Jeannette Forsén | S.L. Petrakis, Ayioryitika. The 1928 excavations of Carl Blegen at a Neolithic to Early Helladic settlement in Arcadia (pp. 217-218) Izabella Donkow | D. Parrish (ed.), Urbanism in Western Asia Minor: new studies on Aphrodisias, Ephesos, Hierapolis, Pergamon, Perge and Xanthos (pp. 218-221) Bibliographical information Opuscula Atheniensia. Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens (OpAth) 3o, Stockholm 2006. ISSN: 0078-5520. ISBN: 91-7916-054-9. Softcover,…

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.