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Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Giovanna Ceserani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This book tells the story of the modern engagement with the area of South Italy where ancient Greeks established settlements starting in the 8th century BCE–a region known since antiquity as Magna ... More


Urban Foundations? Colonial Settlement and Urbanization in the Western Mediterranean

Peter Van Dommelen

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the relation between urbanization and colonial settlement in the western Mediterranean and evaluates whether the Mediterranean should be considered an urban region. It ... More


Plots and Pots: The Fourth-century Popularity of Iphigenia in Tauris

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the 4th century BCE Euripides' Black Sea tragedy, helped Aristotle make sense of the way to construct the plot of a serious drama in a way that elicited in audiences the strongest emotional ... More


Rome, Villas, South Italy

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the concrete settings of place in which Romans have experience related to Greek literature. The spatial separation of Roman and Greek literature is bridged by alleged contacts ... More


Sicily and Magna Graecia (South Italy)

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The Alexandra is full of allusions to and whole sections about south Italy and to a lesser extent Sicily. This makes it likely that the poet came from southern Italy. Eastern Sicily hardly features, ... More


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