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Title Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus : new approaches in archaeology and history / edited by Christopher Smith and John Serrati
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New perspectives on the ancient world ; 1
New perspectives on the ancient world ; 1
Contents Sicily from pre-Greek times to the fourth century / John Serrati -- Indigenous society between the ninth and sixth centuries BC: territorial, urban and social evolution / Robert Leighton -- Wine wares in protohistoric eastern Sicily / Tamar Hodos -- Greeks bearing gifts: religious relationships between Sicily and Greece in the archaic period / Gillian Shepherd -- Coin types and identity: Greek cities in Sicily / N.K. Rutter -- Sicily in the Athenian imagination: Thucydides and the Persian Wars / Thomas Harrison -- The tyrant's myth / Sian Lewis -- The coming of the Romans: Sicily from the fourth to the first century BC / John Serrati -- Garrisons and grain: Sicily between the Punic Wars / John Serrati -- Ciceronian Sicily: an archaeological perspective / R.J.A. Wilson -- Between Greece and Italy: an external perspective on culture in Roman Sicily / Kathryn Lomas -- The charm of the Siren: the place of classical Sicily in historiography / Giovanna Ceserani
Summary Sicily occupies a crucial position in the Mediterranean world. It is at the heart of many cross-currents of trade, people, and ideology that flowed unceasingly through the ancient period. The island was home to many people, most of them not native to it: Phoenicians, Greeks, and then Romans settled there, and sought ways of expressing their hybrid identities. The Sicilians, no less than their invaders, were concerned with their image and their contribution to the age. In this volume ideas of identity, image and acculturation are the central themes. The contributions combine detailed investigation of the archaeological finds in which the island abounds, with an examination of the understudied tradition of history and literature on or about the island. The book provides a chronological account of the island's history, interwoven with a series of discussions of Sicilian identity: to show Sicily as a centre of affairs from the Iron Age to the Augustan Empire within the context of a fundamentally regional ancient world. The book includes a chronology and guides for further reading
Notes "This volume reflects the proceedings of a conference held in St. Andrews in June 1998"--Page vii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (210-234) and index
Notes English
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Subject Archeologische vondsten.
Klassieke oudheid.
HISTORY -- Ancient.
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Europe.
Sicily (Italy) -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- To 800 -- Congresses
Italy -- Sicily.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Serrati, John, editor.
Smith, Christopher John, 1965- editor.
ISBN 0585441928