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 21 (1996)
Opuscula Romana , Periodical / 1996-01-01

Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Contents Gabriella Barbieri, Le necropolis etrusco-romane di Poggio Giudio e Casale Merlani presso Viterbo (pp. 7–51) Peter Danner, Bikonische Gefässe aus Chiusi (pp. 53–56) Barbro Santillo Frizell, Per Itinera Callium. Report on a pilot project (pp. 57–81) Lars Karlsson, The altar of Hieron at Syracuse. A discussion of its function (pp. 83–87) Allan Klynne & Peter Liljenstolpe, The Villa of Livia at Prima Porta. A report on the excavation of room 45 (pp. 89–100) Peter Liljenstolpe, An Ionic capital from the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta (pp. 101–105) Margareta Strandberg Olofsson, Celebration or death? Aspects of a new amphora from the Micali Painter’s workshop and the iconography of Etruscan black-figured vases (pp. 107–118) Örjan Wikander, Senators and equites VII. Matrilinear relationships and cognate nomenclature in the Roman Republic (pp. 119–124) Book reviews Allan Klynne, review of T.J. Cornell, The beginnings of Rome. Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c. 1000–264 BC) (pp. 125–129) Örjan Wikander, review of S.B. Downey, Architectural terracottas from the Regia (pp. 129–131) Örjan Wikander, review of D. Castella et al., Le moulin hydraulique gallo-romain d’Avenches “En…

ActaRom-4°, 52: Opuscula Romana 20 (1996)
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-8˚, 21: Opus Mixtum (1994)
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…

ActaRom-4°, 50: Deliciae fictiles (1993)

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…

ActaRom-4°, 46: Opuscula Romana 17 (1989)
ActaRom-4° , Opuscula Romana / 1989-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Romana 17 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 Örjan Wikander, ‘Senators and equites III. The case of the Saufeii’,…

ActaRom-4°, 38: Acquarossa (1981– )

Acquarossa. Results of excavations conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Volumes published 2007 and earlier distributed by Astrom Editions. Volumes published 2008 and later distributed by AB. Vol. 1. The painted architectural terracottas Fasc. 1. Charlotte Wikander 1982. Catalogue and architectural context Fasc. 2. Charlotte Wikander 1988. Typological and decorative analysis Vol. 2. Cooking and cooking stands Fasc. 1. Charlotte Scheffer 1981. Cooking and cooking stands in Italy 1400–400 B.C. Fasc. 2. Charlotte Scheffer 1982. The cooking stands Vol. 3. Maja-Brita Lundgren & Leni Wendt 1982. Zone A Vol. 4. Eva Rystedt 1983. Early Etruscan akroteria from Acquarossa and Poggio Civitate (Murlo) Vol. 5. The head antefixes and relief plaques Fasc. 1. Margareta Strandberg Olofsson 1984. A reconstruction of a terracotta decoration and its architectural setting Vol. 6. The roof-tiles Fasc. 1. Örjan Wikander 1986. Catalogue and architectural context Fasc. 2. Örjan Wikander 1993. Typology and technical features Vol. 7. Leni Wendt, Maja-Brita Lundgren, Paavo Roos, Eva Rystedt, Margareta Strandberg Olofsson & Claes B. Persson 1994. Trial trenches, tombs and surface finds