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9783954903665

Parigi, Caterina

Atene e il sacco di Silla

Evidenze archeologiche e topografiche fra l’86 e il 27 a.C.

2019
21.0 x 29.7 cm, 240 p., 40 illustrations b/w, 7 illustrations color, hardback
98,00 €

ISBN: 9783954903665
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Short Description

The work investigates the building history of Athens between the siege and ransacking by Sulla in 86 BC and the establishment of the province of Archaia in AD 27.
After an introductory chapter about the historical background of the event, each one of the following chapters analyses a different area of the city. Furthermore, the rich appendixes either provide an integration to the main topic or collect sources and materials.
On the basis of the present study, which analysed destructions and restorations of the buildings of the entire city within the fortification wall with special reference to the main complexes, it is now possible to shed new light on the ransacking process and to restore the image of the city before the augustan building policy.

Description

The work investigates the building history of Athens between the siege and ransacking by Sulla in 86 BC and the establishment of the province of Archaia in AD 27. This well-defined period was chosen to achieve two objectives: first, to analyse the effects of the destruction caused by the Roman siege and pillage and secondly, to reconstruct the state of the city after the siege and before the Augustan era. With the help of a thorough analysis of the literary, epigraphic and archaeological sources, an incident that had already been well known from an historical and economic perspective was freshly examined from an archaeological and topographical viewpoint in order to gain an impression of the overall picture of Athens in the last period before the Roman Imperial era.
A critical assessment of all sources had been lacking up to now - a gap that this study wants to fill.
After an introductory chapter about the historical background of the event, each one of the following chapters analyses a different area of the city. Furthermore, the rich appendixes either provide an integration to the main topic or collect sources and materials.
On the basis of the present study, which analysed the entire city within the fortification wall with special reference to the main complexes, it is now possible to shed new light on the ransacking process.
It can also be stated that according to the present analysis, it is no longer possible to regard the sack of Athens as a fixed date in the history of each monument, or as an important turning point in the building history of the city as a whole and the starting point of the Romanisation of the city. The change, or rather the development of Athens from the late Hellenistic to the Roman period iss causally related to Romanisation. However, Romanisation should be seen as a meeting and merging of two different cultures rather than as the result of a singular traumatic event. According to the results of this study, the most important turning point in this development was the establishment of the Roman Empire and the Roman province of Achaia, which led to a change of forces previously in equilibrium.

Biographical Note

Caterina Parigi born 1985
2004–2009 Student, Classical Archaeology, Università degli Studi di Firenze and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2009 Master's degree, Thesis: "The Tholos and the Southwestern Buildings of the Agora in Athens," Advisor: Prof. Vincenzo Saladino (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
2011–2014 Doctoral student, Classical Archaeology, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
since 06/2015 Research fellow, Archaeological Institute, University of Cologne
since 11/2017 Research fellow, DFG Project "Skulpturenausstattung und Architekturdekor der Villen von Oplontis”

Research Interests: Ancient Sculpture and Collections of sculptures; Topography of Athens; Romanization

Keywords

Agora || Akropolis (2) || Alte Geschichte (65) || Ancient Greece (28) || Ancient Roman style (12) || Ancient Rome (48) || Ancient World (120) || Antike Topographie || Archaeology (372) || Archaeology by period / region (292) || Athen (15) || Belagerung || Cultural & media studies (215) || Cultural studies (197) || Epigraphik (10) || European history (165) || European history: the Romans (10) || Greece (50) || Griechen (9) || Historical states, empires & regions (199) || History (729) || Kerameikos (4) || Plünderung || Restaurierung || Rome (24) || Society & culture: general (298) || Southeast Europe (36) || Spätantike (44) || Sulla || Wiederaufbau || Zerstörung