Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History / Edition 1

Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History / Edition 1

by Christopher J. Smith, John Serrati
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748613668

ISBN-13: 9780748613663

Pub. Date: 02/15/2001

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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.

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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 region

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748613663
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2001
Series:
New Perspectives on the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
List of figures
1Introduction1
2Sicily from pre-Greek times to the fourth century9
3Indigenous society between the ninth and sixth centuries B.C.: territorial, urban and social evolution15
4Wine wares in protohistoric eastern Sicily41
5Greeks bearing gifts: religious relationships between Sicily and Greece in the archaic period55
6Coin types and identity: Greek cities in Sicily73
7Sicily in the Athenian imagination: Thucydides and the Persian Wars84
8The tyrant's myth97
9The coming of the Romans: Sicily from the fourth to the first century B.C.109
10Garrisons and grain: Sicily between the Punic Wars115
11Ciceronian Sicily: an archaeological perspective134
12Between Greece and Italy: an external perspective on culture in Roman Sicily161
13The charm of the Siren: the place of classical Sicily in historiography174
Notes194
Bibliography210
Index235

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