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Author Battiloro, Ilaria, author

Title The Archaeology of Lucanian Cult Places : Fourth Century BC to the Early Imperial Age / Ilaria Battiloro
Edition First edition
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2016


Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Note on abbreviations and translations; Introduction; 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 ethnos2.2 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 organization5.2.2 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; Appendix: catalogue of Lucanian cult places; Bibliography; Index
Summary "With the emergence and structuring of the Lucanian ethnos during the fourth century BC, a network of cult places, set apart from habitation spaces, was created at the crossroads of the most important communication routes of ancient Lucania. These sanctuaries became centers of social and political aggregation of the local communities: a space in which the community united for all the social manifestations that, in urban societies, were usually performed within the city space. With a detailed analysis of the archaeological record, this study traces the historical and archaeological narrative of Lucanian cult places from their creation to the Late Republican Age, which saw the incorporation of southern Italy into the Roman state. By placing the sanctuaries within their territorial, political, social, and cultural context, Battiloro offers insight into the diachronic development of sacred architecture and ritual customs in ancient Lucania. The author highlights the role of material evidence in constructing the significance of sanctuaries in the historical context in which they were used, and crucial new evidence from the most recent archaeological investigations is explored in order to define dynamics of contact and interaction between Lucanians and Romans on the eve of the Roman conquest."--Provided by publisher
Subject Lucani (Italic people) -- Antiquities
Lucani (Italic people) -- Religion
Sacred space -- Italy -- Basilicata
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Sacred space.
SUBJECT Basilicata (Italy) -- Antiquities
Subject Italy -- Basilicata.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315593074