The archaeology of Lucanian cult places, fourth century BC to the early imperial age / Ilaria Battiloro
- Battiloro, Ilaria
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Lucania and Lucanians -- 1.1.Lucanian borders and geographical setting -- 1.2.The emergence of the Lucanian ethnos -- 1.3.Social structure: oligarchies and "intermediate groups" -- 1.4.Political organization: touta and basileis -- 1.5.Settlement system: a landscape of fortified centers, farms, and extramural sanctuaries -- 1.6.The Lucanian settlement model: an "urban" phenomenon? -- 2.Lucanian cult places: Topographic and architectural aspects -- 2.1.The sanctuary: a distinctive sign of the Lucanian ethnos -- 2.2.The sanctuaries within the territorial organization of ancient Lucania -- 2.3.Architecture and space organization -- 2.4.Architectural models and cultural influences -- 3.Lucanian cult places: Cultic manifestations -- 3.1.Votive offerings and ritual practices: archaeological phenomenology and historical interpretation -- 3.1.1.Votive offerings: "gifts" to the gods -- 3.1.2.Ritual tools: communal meals, sacrifice, and fumigations -- 3.2.The system of votive offerings: reiterated offerings and una tantum rituals -- 3.3.Lucanian sanctuaries and the emergence of the "intermediate groups" -- 4.Lucanian cults and pantheon between epigraphy and archaeology -- 4.1.Water and fertility cults -- 4.2.Male cults -- 4.3.Mefitis in the sanctuary of Rossano di Vaglio: the epigraphic evidence -- 4.3.1.The etymology of Mefitis -- 4.3.2.Mefitis's epithets -- 4.3.3.Mefitis and other deities -- 4.4.The cult of Mefitis at Rossano di Vaglio: a cross-reading of written and archaeological sources -- 5.Lucania and the rise of Roman power -- 5.1.From Leukania to Regio III -- 5.2.Territorial and administrative change -- 5.2.1.The new political and institutional organization -- 5.2.2.Ruralization and the disappearance of the hilltop settlements -- 5.3.Social transformations and the vanishing of the "intermediate groups" -- 5.4.Contraction and continuity in Lucania during the Late Republican age -- 6.Lucanian cult places during the Late Republican age -- 6.1.The Late Republican age: change and continuity in Lucanian cult places -- 6.2.Political and social context -- 6.3.The Late Republican phases of the sanctuary of Rossano di Vaglio -- 6.3.1.Restoration phases: a reconstruction -- 6.3.2.Votive material -- 6.3.3.Rossano di Vaglio in the wider context of the "Italic Hellenism" -- 6.3.4.The management of the sanctuary during the last two centuries BC -- 6.4.The role of the Lucanian sanctuaries in the post-Hannibalic age -- 7.Conclusions.
- 9781472423917 (hardback alkaline paper)
1472423917 (hardback alkaline paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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